A diamond earring, actually I was more concern about Tramp than the earring...but all came out well in THE END /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/coffee.gif
Also a fifty dollar bill, that was Gypsy, at least she left the piece with the bill's number and the bank replaced it. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/photo.gif
Can wait to hear the rest of your stories /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
Um, well where do i start...... no actually the most expensive was my little boys mobile phone last week. i can still call him on it but there is no screen and it is completly trashed. £90 Bless, he only got it for christmas. oh yes, and Dan's PSP game that was about £40 I have told dan countless times not to leave anything in Meg's reach but at only 11 years old and being a male, he cant be expected to remember it all !!! LOL, not if he is anything like his dad anyway. !!
I have an antique 1950 Midwest cabinet stereo in mint condition. It's wood is beautiful. Well, at least it was until Duke decided to gnaw on the corner. I know I need to try to somehow patch it, because every time I see it, I get sick.
Jersey never really destroyed anything of great value. The worst was my leather Sketchers that were easily replaced. Albeit, she did that 3 times and the total came to well over $100 to replace them. She did chew on lots of other little things, but nothing that was irreplaceable.
I kind of avoided this topic, scared to jinx myself! Well, like Jersey, Chloe never destroyed any high value items. The only thing that I was frustrated about was my laptop ac adapter. twice! The third one I got is being tucked in carefully in a drawer before I leave the apartment, even if only for 5 minutes!
From what I remember Abby's chewing days weren't actually THAT bad...she chewed on our wooden windowsills and she use to love gnawing on barbies and stealing stuffed animals from Ashleigh's room. She never had any of those "OMG she chewed the fridge/computer/wall/couch/bed/table" moments, thankfully!
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grr.gif I meant to reply to this earlier - I have Shiloh & Shasta - which one should I start with? I blame it on genes that they both did things - since Shiloh is Shasta's uncle (besides the fact they were puppies at the time - make that BEAGLE puppoes) When I bought my house (didn't have a Beag yet) I bought a custom made sofa - a real pretty thing with large floral print and skirting around the bottom - that was in late 2001. All through 2002 and the first part of 2003, it looked really good. THEN, May of 2003, it happened - Shiloh came to live with me. I'm not sure when it happened but before Shiloh was 6 months old - most of the skirting(front & back) was off or hanging loose. I went ahead & kept it until this past December - even with the arm of it pretty much destuffed by Shasta (guess she wanted to finish what her uncle Shiloh had started. They have also nawed on my curio cabinet, chewed up, not 1 - not 2 but 3 cell phones (Shiloh -1 & Shasta -2) and 2 tv remotes. Now Shasta is still working on whatever she decides needs to be nawed on - and she will soon be 18 months. I collect Boyds Bears and like to have them all sitting by my fireplace - one day, when Shiloh was a fairly young pup I came downstairs and found 1 laying in the middle of the living room - not destuffed and you couldn't really tell it had been touched. I read the riot act to Shiloh and to this day, he has never touched another one. Shasta on the other hand, the Bears are still sitting around - she has not destuffed any but she likes to try and rehome them or chew the tags off.
Ok - bak to work for me /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/doh.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/freak5.gif
Lucy and Flora weren't too bad, although now they get into anything that may have once contained food, or is able to contain food.
In the puppy stage, Flora pulled the insoles out of a few shoes and chewed them up, but never chewed the shoes themselves. Easily fixed. She also ate part of the tongue of my Sorel boots for below-zero weather, annoying, but I still wear them.
The most expensive things they ate were not the item that they ate, it was the vet bills racked up trying to cure them from what they ate. One summer Flora managed to squeeze into our compost pile, and slice open 4 inches of skin, to the muscle/bones along her ribs. Not a pleasant experience, or cheap either, since she needed anesthesia to be stiched. The next month, Lucy found a corn cob that hadn't quite made it onto the compost pile that had grown a nastly mold. At least we think that's what happened. Anyway, she staggered up to us one Sunday afternoon, drowling like a facet. So we rushed her to the emergency vet clinic, and she stayed there for a day and a half.
So now I say we have the most expensive compost in the world!
I'm just glad the girls are still with us after those "adventures."
Vinny is a saint compared to Beagle resident #1, Bama. He is fiesty and a loner. But he is very loveable once you you get past his ability to destroy
The following items were destroyed by the little 13" destructo Beagle before he was a year old.
Love seat- down to the wood chasing a lizard
1 diamond ear ring
1 bathroom door
Bathroom linolium floor
1 wire dog cage
the plastic floor in above mentioned cage
2 kitchen rugs
And recently, 1 large mix breed dog who dared to engage Bama in a fight. The poor mix breed has not back since. Bama needed a week to fully recover from that one.
Henry ate a really nice pair of Antonio Melani heels. I was ill when I saw what he had done to them. The nicest heels I've ever owned at about $200. Sigh. What's really awful is he ate them in about 5 minutes of unsupervised play time shortly after he came to live with us. I fell asleep on my watch...Literally, it was Friday night and I fell asleep on the couch. Henry just politely as you please let himself into my room and got busy. Everything else has just been little nibbles.
Our first Beagle, Sam, chewed on my step Father's dentures. It was so embarrassing. I saw Sam in the living room chewing on something. I walked slowly up to see what it was. And I saw a single tooth laying beside him. I screeched and he moved and there was the chewed up denture, with one tooth off. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/thPhew.gif
My step Father had a bad habit of laying his denture on the bedside table. My Mom got on to him all the time about it. When I found the chewed up denture, I took it to my Mom (Mom and Step Dad were visiting us at that time), and showed it to her and said, I'm sorry, but look what Sam did. She said it isn't Sam's fault, it was Leland's fault. He shouldn't have left his denture laying around. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/hapfac01.gif
Mom of 2 - I'm sorry, don't take this the wrong way but I laughed when I read your story!! the mental image of your beagle chewing on dentures... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/greendevil.gif just cracked me up!
To name something in the house the beagles haven't destroyed would be easier! Remember, I currently have ten "adults" and have several others in and out of here - both fosters and litters. They've chewed up chairs, couches, futon covers, ruined a few end tables, numerous remotes, a couple of phones, cords and cables, my driver's license, couple of keyboards, shoes - Romeo loved shoes - especially black ones - oh almost forgot the large holes in the upstairs hallway wall - you name it, I've lost it. Surprisingly, I STILL love them! I can no longer plant flowers in the flower beds - and I STILL love them. Guess it's a beagle thing - they look at you with "those beagle eyes" and you have to forgive them!
LOTS LOTS LOTS AND LOTS of shoes. Usually always just MINE of course! being the momma,the one they run to first... sighs...
lots of power cords, between the heavy duty orange ones, to plug ins for other various things, its nonstop. Oh yeah, they hate the power cords for electric blankets, have chewed thru 2 of those. and electric blankets are not cheap!
otherwise its mainly just any kind of snack they can find left around, wrappers, anything like that...
better get cleaning up around here.. lol
Teddy has been such an easy beagle, he hasn't chewed up anything of value. Phoebe...good grief she is a chewing machine! But, the thing that made me the sickest was when she got my glasses case out of my purse, pried open the case and took my prescription glasses($350) out and worked on those in the middle of the livingroom floor while I was on the phone in another room!
I was speechless! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wave.gif