Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Is It A Seat or Something To Eat?

See this chair? 

Before we moved down here in Dec 2015, I got it in my head that a coastal room needed a green and cream awning stripe chair. Awnings are always so cute and remind me of the little beach houses painted in cheery colors, their awnings happily flapping in the breeze. 


I searched the internet until I came upon the perfect chair! Love the stripes! Love the nail- head trim and loved the fact that it was on sale! I was so thrilled when it arrived! I bought it from Wayfair.



Fast forward to a few months ago. Shannon, my daughter, told me that Punkin ate my chair! Well, just the seat cushion. We all know she eats things, everything from towels to socks to baby doll toes to cardboard. If she can get it, she will eat it. Not just chew it up, EAT IT! Take off a sock, set it down and while taking off the second one, the first one disappears! She's like a stealth ninja-you never even see her! She ate holes into the back pillows of the love seat and a hole into one cushion of my turquoise sofa! That one almost caused the demise of Miss Punkin! I don't know what to do with her and her eating habits! I don't think she's a peek-a-poo, I think she's a goat-a-poo! She's already had surgery to remove four masses of junk she ate that were lodged in her digestive tract and she was only 6 months old at the time! We don't buy dog toys any more because she has destroyed them all! Stuffed ones get destuffed, rubber and plastic ones become doggie snacks. I just hope that she didn't eat the foam rubber from the cushion!

 I bought special, practically indestructible chew bones recently. Her's is like a Fidget Spinner(TM) so she has three ends to "chews" from. We've started giving her private chewing time, so the other dogs won't steal her bone, but she doesn't understand being in a room with one of us and not the other pups. We'll have to continue to work on that. I may have to send her to doggie boot camp; two weeks away from home where she'll learn all the correct canine manners, but I hate to do that and she'll be a wreck without her sister, Bella. I've had dogs that chewed before. Fenway and Chloe tore apart an entire sofa cushion when they were about her age, but they were never this bad. I think she gets bored and may also get nervous when we go out. She and Bella will stay in their crate while we're gone, but we were home when she ate the chair. It was late at night and Shannon was in the other room, watching TV. Perhaps she was over -tired and took it out on the chair. She gets whiney when she wants to go to bed. She sleeps in Shannon's room. You should hear the dramatic, pathetic sighs when she thinks it's bedtime! Little Diva! I guess I'll have to figure out something. I can't afford to buy new furniture all the time and I can't furnish our home with boxes! She'd just eat them out from under us anyway. Argh! This falls under the "it's a good thing she's cute!" category!

Yeah, it sure is a good thing you're cute!

She cuddles up in my daughter's arms like she's a baby!

Note: I wrote this a few months ago and forgot all about it! We have seen a slight decrease in Punkin's eating habits and are hoping that since she is now a 15 months old, she's losing interest in destroying things! Keeping fingers crossed! She does still steal things however!

Thanks for dropping by! Have a fantastic day! Hugs! Leena

1 comment:

  1. OMGOSH- We had one dog years ago in one of our first houses. Back then we had vinyl flooring and he actually ate big holes in the floor...and would do it when you were there in the house with him. It wasn't like he was bored or lonesome. Darn dog drove me nuts. One day he ran away and we never did find him. Honestly, I did not miss him because he was so awful...sad! I always hoped he found a good home somewhere.

    Glad your pup is settling down and hope he continues to mellow.

    Have a great Wednesday- xo Diana

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