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Subject: UGHHH, My dogs are sooo lucky
Date Posted: 2/21/2010 2:06 PM ET
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Those little bastards are so lucky that I love the crap out of them.  That's the second time they ate some of my books, but the first time they were saved because they weren't my keepers, this time not only did they get 4 of my keepers, but 2 hardcovers.  OHHHH, the horror.  Sorry, had to share and vent with someone I knew would understand the magnitude..... eat the couch, just leave the books alone...LOL

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 3:59 PM ET
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LOL oh my. i don't have dogs but my 3 year old has the same effect. He knows he gingerly has to carry my books. Otherwise he gets thwapped with it. good think i'm not a fan of hardcovers :P

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 4:05 PM ET
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well, last time they did that was like 2 years ago, then all of a sudden boom.  Well, actually, about 3 months ago, they ate like 20 of my DVD covers.  I think it's when they get pissed off at me.  LOL

 

Crystal, how did you like Once Bitten?  I've had it forever but never started it.  So many good titles, never know where to start.

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 6:11 PM ET
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See that's why you should 'keep' books...then the dogs won't chew them.  It's the fates way of telling you either to set your books free or they will be eaten!  :)

I don't keep books...well Mercy series I do, but I'm actually thinking of setting them free as well. 

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 6:14 PM ET
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Certain books I know I'll re-read or that I do re-read often.  Which is strange, I never thought I would do that, but some books I just love that much and need a fix every once in a blue, like No Rest for the Wicked and Lover Awakened.  Actually, I've re-read all the IAD books at least once, some wayyy more.

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 7:55 PM ET
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I had a dog that ate a cordless phone, a remote control, and an entire rug.  I thought it was odd I could leave shoes everywhere and they were never touched!  Now I'm grateful my books were never touched.  The dog goat would surely have had to die!  :)

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 7:58 PM ET
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LOL, shoes and books are where I draw the line.  I had a dog that would eat the strangest things.  one time he ate this reel-to-reel tape I had and he got sick and pooped and in the dark it looked like worms and I almost had a heart attack.  It was horrible and funny at the same time.

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 11:03 PM ET
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Kim ....eh i'm noticing those books are a hit and miss. I read the first one and it was pretty good. But this second one...i have been reading it for like 5 days now and can't seem to read more than 10 pages at a time.

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 12:22 PM ET
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That is so funny Kim cause I was just looking at the Gena Showalter book  you sent me that your dog had gotten to and cracking up this weekend! I am so lucky that my rottie does not go after books anymore. Socks, water bottles, mail, all of that is free game but not the books.

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 7:45 PM ET
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I feel your pain! My new pooch hasn't eaten any books yet, but she did eat the box containing my brand new Windows 7 CD and license this weekend. I was able to save the CD, but I can't use it because she ate the license! I was so mad! $100 + down the drain.

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 10:44 PM ET
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LOL, yeah, Virginia, that's the last time they did it, I thought my books were finally safe.  Is nothing sacred to these dogs?  I must spend a good $400 a month on them between their "premium" dog food, steak (spoiled rotten dogs), vet bills (I have paranoia, don't ask) and toys, beds, blah blah blah, LEAVE THE BOOKS ALONE.  LOL

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 11:03 PM ET
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LOL Kim LOL i can't stop laughing.  Think they'd learn their lesson if you "grounded" them from all that for gettin to the books?! LOL

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 11:28 PM ET
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OMG, you wanna hear the worst.  Well, obvoiusly my dog likes paper.  So I do court transcription work and I was doing a big job for the Brooklyn criminal court and it was ollllddddd notereading work from the 1970's, people coming up for parole and they needed their cases typed up.  ANYHOO, I had a BOX full of the old steno notes, each package had a full day's worth of court cases on them.  So I had them next to my computer and I went out for a few hours and I came home and I was knee deep in shredded steno paper.  I almost fainted.  Nowadays, that stuff is on computer and audio, but not back then, that was the only hard copy of those trials.  :-(  Needless to say, I was up shit's creek without a paddle.

Date Posted: 2/23/2010 2:29 PM ET
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Oh no!! That is awful!  I bet you peed your pants.

Date Posted: 2/23/2010 3:07 PM ET
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My dog had a brief book chewing phase when I got her 3 years ago.  I only lost a couple of books before she learned what's completely off limits!   Then after not worrying about this for years, this week I found the cover for my audiobook Odd Hours chewed to pieces! 

Date Posted: 2/24/2010 3:17 PM ET
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I have a 17 yr. old golden retriver that decided in his old age to start chewing up my pbs books that were on a lower shelf than normal had to remove a few from pbs.  I ended up putting them up higher.  I think he is reverting back to puppy...LOL.

Date Posted: 2/25/2010 9:21 PM ET
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Oh how I can relate.  The pup in my pic is our new "baby" and she is a chewer, too!  Has not found my books yet,. but just about every pair of socks I own has these little small holes in them.  Go figure!

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 12:52 PM ET
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I am knocking on wood because so far our Weimie hasn't eaten any of my books.  Lots of other weird stuff, but no books (at this time, and hopefully never).

We brought him home, took him out of the crate to run and potty, after a three hour drive, and he immediately headed for the firepit and started to eat the ashes.  So, his name is Ash.  LOL

He is a strange dog, even as a pup he hasn't bothered any clothing items, shoes, belts, clothes, other.  He has, so far, not bothered towels, or other type of items.  He knew the difference between his plush toys and the grandkids stuffed animals; he played with his but ignored their's even if they were beside his toys.  He has a blanket that was placed on the floor for him to lay on and he carries it around like a security blanket sometimes; he will lay and chew on it, it has holes everywhere.  He has, so far, left all the other throws alone.  He doesn't bother the pillows on the couch, except to shove them off if he doesn't want to lay on top of them. 

However, we can't have decorative rocks in the flower beds anymore, he eats those, he digs up pieces of tree roots and eats them, also lots of grub worms (YUCK!).  He was chewing on something one day and we went to check it out and it was a piece of metal he had dug up.  He has chewed the lower branches off of my trees.  We just bought our home and it was totally bare back yard; I planted nine trees last year, six are fruit trees. 

So far, the birds he has caught he just brings to me, he hasn't tried to eat them.  He is funny to watch, he stalks the birds and if they are unlucky enough to fly over his as they try to escape he jumps in the air and catches them.  Two blue jays, three wrens and a startling so far.  And he is only a year and half old.  Missed the cat, rabbit and squirrel though, they went over/through the fence.

The cat was comical to watch, he chased it across the yard, it circled around the storage building, made a figure eight going around the other storage building and heading back to the first one, they are around 20 feet apart;  It then came around the boat and headed for the storage building again and as it went around it, Ash stopped and headed the other way and it came around and ran into him.  If jumped in the air, landed and took off straight across the yard and jumped over the fence.  He just missed it tail. 

For cat lovers, you have to understand my enjoyment, my neighbor has 11 cats that use my flower beds as their litter box.  The neighbor thinks it funny. 

Janette

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 6:47 PM ET
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Well my dog Reece doesn't chew on anything, but she buries every damn thing she can get a hold of.

Date Posted: 3/9/2010 4:51 PM ET
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One of our schnauzers devoured not one, but two copies of Watership Down when he was a puppy. The original and the replacement copy I bought. He's never touched any other books aside from those, so I'm convinced he was determined to catch those poor bunnies.

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 8:07 AM ET
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My son and his wife have 2 dogs . . . a doberman and a german shepard/husky mix.  The mix, Duke, has eaten a cell phone and attempted to eat their laptop.  Vet says it is due to separation issues but they are home when he goes to eat things.  So, I really think Duke wants them to spend less time on the phone/internet and more with him.  LOL!  If he touches the flat screen TV, I think Duke will be finding a new home.  Also, they went out to dinner one night and didn't want to put him in his kennel cause they felt bad about corralling him so they stuck him in the laundry room. He ate most of the carpet and part of the door.  He is kenneled when they go out now.

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 2:14 PM ET
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Well my 17 year old golden retriver wont be chewing on any books anymore.  He ended up with congestive heart failure and shortly after diagnosed I had to put him down, was the hardest thing I've ever done.:/

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 2:28 PM ET
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Oh Shelly, that's horrible! Losing a pet is so hard. Hugs to you......

Date Posted: 3/17/2010 9:19 AM ET
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Thank you Gina I can use all the hugs I can get some days more than others.

Date Posted: 3/17/2010 10:05 AM ET
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Oh Shelly, I'm so sorry.  I just got terrible news about the health of my rottie, so I can only imagine what you're going through. I really don't know where to begin to prepare myself. You may be getting a PM from me asking for advice. :(

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