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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Naughty Little LuLu!

Isn’t this quite the slobbered up mess?  Mmmm, leather – yum!  My husband’s shoe… not a favorite and not very expensive, but still…  Never did find the missing parts.  I think she ate them.  LuLu has never chewed up anything in the house before, but she did this the other morning while I was taking a shower.  I heard her barking at the bathroom door when I went in there, and then a lot of thumping around.  I went to investigate when I got out of the shower and caught her red handed – shoe in mouth.  End of fun.  Sorry little LuLu tried to make up with me, but I let her stew in her own juices just a little while.

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Wally was sympathetic ‘cause that’s just the kind of guy he is.  He was laying right beside her when I caught her with the shoe, sort of tucked into the corner looking like “I tried to tell her.”

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I can’t stay mad at her, nor should I.  Frankly, I think she has a mild case of separation anxiety.  I’ll be reading up on that, but for now I’ll just go love on her a little more.  Have a good day!

23 comments:

  1. Oh LuLu, cheeky monkey. I know that feeling, finding stuff chewed. My amy chewed a pine cupboard unit regularly when she was a puppy. I was worried she'd get splinters in her mouth so I looked for a solution. None of the deterants I bought or heard of stopped her though, then I remembered getting a tiny bit of Sure deoderant in my mouth, whilst taking a hair out of my mouth when I was getting dressed in the morning so I sprayed a bit on the damaged corner and she never went back for more, lol

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  2. Silly puppy! I'd say if you've made it this far without her chewing you are very fortunate. If only they could tell us what's bothering them!

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  3. Mama, she tried to tell you when you closed that door! Poor Li'l Sweetie!!

    I think you are right on target with separation anxiety. And the lovin' she gets from you, she won't hang on to that forever!

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  4. Oh my! I also think you're right about the separation anxiety. You guys spend so much time with Wally and Lulu. She was just missing you and Daddy's shoe was right there! How could she resist.

    I have a kitty that likes to eat shear things - like Bounce dryer sheets, the shear curtains hanging in the living room, ribbon (I learned early that I have to make sure there is NO ribbon laying around where she can get it).

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  5. Poor darling. She WAS smart enough not to pick his favorite shoe, so she should have credit for that! And girls ALL love shoes! I know she is out of the "doghouse" already. Who could ever stay mad at that beautiful face!

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  6. Francie (Montreal)June 16, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Don't you just love people (dogs are people), for their little imperfections - perhaps even more than for their virtues. It's delightful to see she is human. If you know what I mean.

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  7. Both of my sweet puppies chewed up things when they were babies! Our Bo chewed a big limb off the Trumpet vine on the back patio, I don't know how he did that...there he is pulling it all over the back yard. He was so small at the time...I just chalked it up to teething, maybe! He was so cute, we just let him enjoy his spoils! He eventually stopped the chewing thing, good thing too, as we thought he was going to take the whole trellis down! Tyler wasn't as bad, he only destroyed a pair of our daughters favorite running shorts!

    I think it's just a phase Lulu is going through. If she is fond of shoes, just keep them locked up. She might like handbags too, be sure to keep them out of her reach. I believe she will grow out of it! :))

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  8. Naughty little girl! But with a face like that I can see why you can't stay mad at her long. Our Pug, Cricket chewed up 3 different dog beds so she now sleeps on an old sleeping bag which so far she hasn't chewed up.

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  9. I think you're right Leslie. I've seen this behavior with one of my daughter's English Bull Terriers. Lily, the first, would lay outside the bathroom while she took her shower. Where ever she was that's where you'd find Lily. The only people she would stay with when our daughter traveled was my husband and I. Lily and her sibling, Ghee, are both gone now but they left all of us with wonderful memories. The third dog, Penny, is the best of both Lily and Ghee and is 5 years old now. We adore her and love seeing her on our visits to DC. She knows Grandma and Grandpa too! I hope Lulu won't have any digestive issues after eating Rich's shoe *laughing* Thanks for the post Leslie. I love how sweet Wally is to Lulu. What a good big brother he is!

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  10. My Skye chewed my kitchen table leg and my coffee table.Had to replace both Items, it's the only things he chewed up in the house.But he dig up most of my plants in the garden.It could just be a Phase Lulu is going through.At least Wally did try and tell her..Cant stay mad for long can we Leslie when our babies are naughty.Skye gives me the 'Sorry mummy Eyes' and Brodie gives me ' I didn't do it Eyes'.They are so funny at times....xx

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  11. I'd like to think that LuLu was giving you a hint... time to make a card, mom! Use mono-chromatic browns and tans and throw in a bit of cream colored cardstock.. and add in a few "scalloped" punches to match my chew marks! See... there's inspiration everywhere! Huggies to LuLu and kissies to Wally for being the big brother and not tattleing on his sister :-> Just like kids! Sincerely, Beverly

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  12. Aww, naughty naughty Lulu!..Still I wouldn't be able to stay mad either, lol especially with that Sweet face.. LOL..I used to have to lock up anything leather at all for fear it would be customized by little toothmarks, too lol

    Big hugs you you and the puppies too!

    Shannon

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  13. Oh my Leslie. I guess if that is not a normal thing for her, you can't really be mad. That photo of them is too darn cute! He looks so happy to have her. :)

    hugs~

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  14. Oh dear....naughty little Lulu. BUT how cute is she???? Hope all is well now in the world of Wally and Lulu.

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  15. Awwww, LuLu. hee. She's too cute for your own good. I agree that you could never stay upset with such a sweetie.

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  16. Oh no, Peanut did a little chewing when she was a puppy but so far so good ever since, what she likes to do is get into the little basket we keep in the living room with kleenex and strings from my cross-stitching and such when we go away, I think it is her way of saying I am mad at you for leaving me behind.

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  17. Ah yes the chewing stage. I remember thinking when Vik, our now 6a old Husky decided to chew up the arm chair and the couch. He was the perfect puppy until about 6,7 months when he got into that phase. Good thing he was so cute!

    Ter ;)

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  18. Yep, the 6 or 7 month chewing stage. They are getting some more teeth I hear so until that's over, watch out! Close doors and give them something they can chew on. Have you tried the deer antlers? We are lucky enough to find our own, but you can buy them at Petsmart. I guess they are the perfect chew item for dogs, ours love them. Stay mad for 15 min and then you have to make up with up. 15 min is the max they can handle.

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  19. Hard to believe such a sweet, innocent-looking girl could get into so much mischief. Perhaps she was merely preparing for the perfect Father's Day gift for your hubby; a new pair of shoes...."HUSHPUPPIES"...of course. AHEM.
    Looking at LuLu (a.k.a. The Defendant) & Wally (a.k.a. Witness #1) all snuggled together in that second picture, I bet all's forgiven already @ your house. Who could resist all that cuteness!!!

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  20. Uh Oh! My brother's dog chews the woodwork when she is anxious. Guess a shoe is a little easier to replace! Hard to be angry at that cute face!

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  21. hee hee I guess you can't shower anymore. ha! Glad it wasn't a favorite shoe and you loved on her even after she was bad. Had a scare with Ranger this weekend. Hoping that we get some results today that will be helpful. I was going to email you, but I just posted it on my blog. I might email you in a bit but we are off to the vet here soon. Hugs...

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  22. LOL! I feel your pain! Sammie loves chewing shoes and anything else that gets in her path. They're just too cute to stay upset for long.

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  23. I wonder if that shoe was worth it to Lulu! She did a good number on it. It *has* to be difficult to stay mad at that little face, though!

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