Our lovely dog, Ruby, has been imprisoned during the day in her crate because she’s chewed up computer wires, remotes, books, drywall, and many other things. I felt bad when we first started to crate her, so I left her out one day while Mike and I went to the store. We were gone for about an hour. When we got home she had destroyed several items. I didn’t feel so bad after that. It didn’t matter how much we picked up. Every time we thought we had everything picked up she’d find something I hadn’t thought about, like a computer mouse sitting on the computer desk.
Now, it appears our “Good Dog” that only chewed up pens is taking Ruby’s place. Maybe Ruby is calling the shots from behind bars, I’m not quite sure. Slowly but surely Ellie has been chewing on other things, but it’s always been small stuff that we forgot to pick up (pen, pencil).
Mike and I got home today a little later than usual. I think if we would have gotten home a little sooner she wouldn’t have been tempted. But, we didn’t. Anyway, laying on the rug in front of the door was something about the size of a deck of cards and black. I wasn’t quite sure what it was until I stepped into the house. It was my new point and shoot camera.
Thankfully, for her, she only put a few teeth marks in it, scratched up the LCD screen, and chewed off the rubber/plastic part that covered the plugins.
The camera still works and it doesn’t appear her claws or teeth got to the lens. I smacked her on the butt, but she didn’t seem too concerned. She was more concerned with going outside. I was ready to beat her over the head so she got the picture, but Mike took her out to the pen. Live and learn, I guess.