The dogs are both wigged out by the disappearance of the floor. No more lounging around on lots of carpet. Toenails click and echo. The couches have gone away, the dog beds are moved and both dogs exhibit separation anxiety.
Guard dog duty.
In order to lay real wood, the particle board subfloor has to come up. Originally built 20 years ago, thats what got put in. Plywood will be put down and then the hickory.