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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #810 on: July 17, 2014, 06:03:43 AM »

Dear Demons:

A minor house maintenance issue.

Those plastic doorstops are, strangely enough, to jam under the bedroom door during the day when dad likes to sleep. This is to keep you out for a few hours so he can have said sleep without you doing your burrowing act. They are NOT edible. Plastic is not healthy to doggy digestion, and so you are not supposed to take it in turns to push the door open, steal the stop, and then chew it to death.

In your short life so far, you have gone through 18 of these things! The wooden ones I'm not so worried about, and the fact you haven't been ill is probably because you gnaw them apart and spit out the bits. I might add that this gives an added level to the dangers of going to the loo in the dark which I don't need.

Not everything at your head height can be eaten. I know you're rotties, and therefore almost as tough as a labradour in this regard, but please cease and desist. Or the next doorstop you taste will be covered in hot sauce, and I promise, you won't eat it!

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #811 on: July 17, 2014, 08:45:58 AM »

Dear Demons:

A minor house maintenance issue.

Those plastic doorstops are, strangely enough, to jam under the bedroom door during the day when dad likes to sleep. This is to keep you out for a few hours so he can have said sleep without you doing your burrowing act. They are NOT edible. Plastic is not healthy to doggy digestion, and so you are not supposed to take it in turns to push the door open, steal the stop, and then chew it to death.

In your short life so far, you have gone through 18 of these things! The wooden ones I'm not so worried about, and the fact you haven't been ill is probably because you gnaw them apart and spit out the bits. I might add that this gives an added level to the dangers of going to the loo in the dark which I don't need.

Not everything at your head height can be eaten. I know you're rotties, and therefore almost as tough as a labradour in this regard, but please cease and desist. Or the next doorstop you taste will be covered in hot sauce, and I promise, you won't eat it!

Regards
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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #812 on: July 17, 2014, 01:37:34 PM »
Well, I guess it's good to know the chewing on all and sundry is standard behavior.  My sister's puppy (5 month Great Pyranees, he will be a pony when he's full grown) chews absolutely everything as far as I can tell.  He is slowly deconstructing the wave shaped plastic covered in carpet cat scratcher thing.  Only reason my mom isn't so upset about that one, is that it means at least one household pet is getting some use out of it (both cats ignore it).

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #813 on: July 17, 2014, 02:46:49 PM »
Yeah, hot sauce won't do for some dogs. When Valentine was 6 months old, we moved into our present home. To keep her from digging up the newly planted lawn, we resorted to Tabasco and chili powders. Turns out little Val liked the taste and she dug only places when she could get at her peppery treasures. She even begs for pickled jalapeño when she sees us using them.

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #814 on: July 17, 2014, 02:54:02 PM »
Baxter chews on anything he can get his paws on.  He's really not picky.  Plastic chairs, sticks, rocks, walnuts, wooden steps, semi tires...if he can get to it, he'll chew it.
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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #815 on: July 21, 2014, 11:19:47 PM »
Dear Jack -

Mommy will be home soon. I know daddy's lap isn't the same, but since you're clean he'll let you snuggle so take advantage. Be sweet and don't wake him up 5 times a night and you may even get treats. I'll see you soon

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #816 on: July 21, 2014, 11:34:37 PM »
Dear Baxter and Lucy,

You are the most wonderful dogs ever and I hope you will be happy at coach's house. I'm sorry I had to give you away, but we're friends with Coach and will come visit regularly.  It's been 24 hours and I still can't stop crying, but you deserve to have humans who are home more often and can play with you and walk you when you need it.    Hopefully things will get better and I can take you back soon. 

Love always and no matter what,
Mommy
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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #817 on: July 22, 2014, 02:57:30 AM »

Dear Demons:

A minor house maintenance issue.

Those plastic doorstops are, strangely enough, to jam under the bedroom door during the day when dad likes to sleep. This is to keep you out for a few hours so he can have said sleep without you doing your burrowing act. They are NOT edible. Plastic is not healthy to doggy digestion, and so you are not supposed to take it in turns to push the door open, steal the stop, and then chew it to death.

In your short life so far, you have gone through 18 of these things! The wooden ones I'm not so worried about, and the fact you haven't been ill is probably because you gnaw them apart and spit out the bits. I might add that this gives an added level to the dangers of going to the loo in the dark which I don't need.

Not everything at your head height can be eaten. I know you're rotties, and therefore almost as tough as a labradour in this regard, but please cease and desist. Or the next doorstop you taste will be covered in hot sauce, and I promise, you won't eat it!

Regards
The provider of (quite adequate) chewies.


Hehe. You may be surprised.

A friend of mine tried using that Bitter Apple spray with one of her cats. She had to stop, because he loved the taste of it and would chew on anything she sprayed. :P

Yea, Pilsner (Pyrenees/Golden mix) once counter-surfed a jalapeno, and Castor & Pollux (cats) once got to taste my kung pao chicken as an attempt to deter them from sticking their heads in my take-out - and they wouldn't quit eating it. Koonah (American Eskimo) used to like radishes.
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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #818 on: July 22, 2014, 06:27:28 AM »
Dear Baxter and Lucy,

You are the most wonderful dogs ever and I hope you will be happy at coach's house. I'm sorry I had to give you away, but we're friends with Coach and will come visit regularly.  It's been 24 hours and I still can't stop crying, but you deserve to have humans who are home more often and can play with you and walk you when you need it.    Hopefully things will get better and I can take you back soon. 

Love always and no matter what,
Mommy

((Hugs)).  Even when it's the right decision, it's still hard.  I'm sure your puppies will be glad to see you whenever they can!

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #819 on: July 22, 2014, 10:32:44 AM »

Dear Baxter and Lucy,

You are the most wonderful dogs ever and I hope you will be happy at coach's house. I'm sorry I had to give you away, but we're friends with Coach and will come visit regularly.  It's been 24 hours and I still can't stop crying, but you deserve to have humans who are home more often and can play with you and walk you when you need it.    Hopefully things will get better and I can take you back soon. 

Love always and no matter what,
Mommy


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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #820 on: July 22, 2014, 11:58:07 AM »
Dear Baxter and Lucy,

You are the most wonderful dogs ever and I hope you will be happy at coach's house. I'm sorry I had to give you away, but we're friends with Coach and will come visit regularly.  It's been 24 hours and I still can't stop crying, but you deserve to have humans who are home more often and can play with you and walk you when you need it.    Hopefully things will get better and I can take you back soon. 

Love always and no matter what,
Mommy

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #821 on: July 22, 2014, 12:06:51 PM »
I hope Baxter drives over to see you often!
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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #822 on: July 22, 2014, 05:00:43 PM »
I hope Baxter drives over to see you often!

Don't think he won't try!  He's settling in well.  We visited this afternoon.  He's such a door ball.  Coach's house is walking distance, so I think the boys might be over there as frequently as Coach and his wife will let them.
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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #823 on: July 24, 2014, 08:03:58 PM »
Dear Dogs,
At his point, all *3* of you have stolen the soap off of the bathroom vanity to chew on it. Seriously? It's *soap*. It's not edible. (It's Crabtree and Evelyn's Honey and Coriander soap, for the record.)

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #824 on: July 24, 2014, 08:15:14 PM »
Dear Dogs,
At his point, all *3* of you have stolen the soap off of the bathroom vanity to chew on it. Seriously? It's *soap*. It's not edible. (It's Crabtree and Evelyn's Honey and Coriander soap, for the record.)

Mommy

Dear Dr. F,

This is why our human only buys liquid soaps now.

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