Venting, Venting... MORGAN.... Calming down...

Ok, so last time I typed, Morgan had dined on 3 of my shoes and my cell phone charger. We have since puppy proofed the room more, and crated him more too.

Well I take the dogs to work with me and I was taking a brake and reading my book. Mark comes by and I leave my book on the chair. Only to discover that he is also a book worm. He ate the corner of my FAVORITE book! The World of Pooh, it is a book made in the 1950's and I have read it time and time again. I love this book and I would have had this particular copy until I was old and grey..... he ATE IT!

Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting.... Calming down.....

It can still be read, but to me it is ruined. I am going to retire this book to the shelf and just feel depressed. I haven't the heart to get rid of it, I love it too much. But to read it I have to look at the teeth marks and that just hurts! He chewed my child hood. I was only gone a second and it was up high on the chair. I cannot win. I buy him toys and treats and love and this is what I get... It is not a teething thing, he was bored and decided to act like a prick.

Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting.... Calming down.....

And he ate Mark's flip flops he left on the ground. I kept thinking it is not the best place to leave anything because of Morgan but I let it go. Mark also tends to drop all of his clothes on the floor and his computer wires..... so I am sure he will be on here one of these days and saying the same thing. But that is my rant, I am on the verge of mutinee. I told Morgan he would "make a handsome throw rug so don't mess with me." He just smiled and licked my face. He knows there is no danger, no fire behind my eyes. I am upset, but I am not angry. What can I say, I really am a push over. I accidentally stepped on a snail in the rain the other day and out of habit I said "oh, sorry".... to a SNAIL! It is just my nature, I am polite and I feel bad about everything. A kids kite gets stuck in a tree I apologize on the winds behalf. So I cannot be angry at Morgan, I am stuck here, feeling sorry for my book. It didn't deserve to be chewed on after all those years of loyal reading and childhood imagination..................................

Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting....Venting, Venting.... OK I am done now.

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Comment by Julia on January 4, 2010 at 10:55pm
I just came across this post about your pooh bear book. I understand how you feel about Winnie the Pooh. I grew up with him too. But, just for the symmetry of it, did you know that the real Winnie the Pooh, the actual stuffed toy, had a real friend Roo? Of course you did. Poor Roo was eaten by a dog sometime during World War II. So I'm sure that Christopher Robin, the real one, is, in a sense, a soul mate. Maybe it was meant to be.

Or maybe I just made things worse. If so, .....sorry.

Julia

P.S. Glad I went back and checked my facts before I pressed that Add Comment button. I always thought it was Pooh Bear that was eaten, and the NY Public Library was covering up that fact. But no, it was Roo. That's a bit easier to take. Poor Kanga.
Comment by Beth on October 5, 2009 at 6:34pm
Jack went through several pairs of shoes, but he only got a book once. And I told him, with cold anger, that chewing shoes was one thing but I could not abide by a dog who ate my books. I must have been very convincing, because he never chewed a book again! LOL I think the sensitive dogs understand when you are truly angry, even if you don't yell. Jack might be bossy and pushy, but he's one of those dogs that if you say "Ow!" he comes running from across the house to see what you did to hurt yourself and ask if he can be of assistance. LOL So, he's pretty sensitive and learned in a hurry what was important to me, and what was not.
Comment by Kristin P on October 5, 2009 at 5:56pm
LMAO loved the story!
Comment by Krista Meyer on October 5, 2009 at 5:06pm
I feel your pain. I'm sure you can imagine how flabbergasted I was to come home and find my Domino had chewed through our bathroom door! She was in heat when it happened but still, my first thought was 'How the heck could a barely 1 year old runt of a Corgi puppy chew through a bathroom door?!' My next few thoughts were rage-filled words I won't mention here; and all the time she's running around me like everything is fine. The hard part was figuring out what to do, it's not like I could punish her after-the-fact; she wouldn't understand why. I hope things get better for you, other than the occasional news paper she's really learned not to destroy anything but her own toys.
Comment by Mary on October 5, 2009 at 4:45pm
I am just waiting for something like this to happen to us! So far Nibbler has been really good about chewing her toys, but if a napkin, tissue, receipt, or some other small paper piece falls to the ground she goes for it. Same thing with tags/labels, so I've had to cut those off our bedspread, pillows, towels, etc. When we first got her she chewed on the corner of my "puppies for dummies" book! lol! But nothing major so far.
Comment by Alice on October 5, 2009 at 1:07pm
When I was little we had an Australian Shepherd puppy. We came home one day top find that she had eaten part of a Bible. My brother told my Mom she probably just wanted to be spiritually fed! That still makes me laugh when I think about it. :)

It is very frustrating when our pets ruin something of ours that we deemed important. If it were me I would retire the book to a memory box and many years down the road, perhaps when Morgan is not around, you will see it and smile, remembering your naughty puppy. The book was a part of your childhood and houses memories of your growing up and now it will portray this part of your life as well; the time when you decided to be a puppy parent. :)
Comment by Nancy Geddes on October 5, 2009 at 12:29pm
I purchased a pair of supportive sandals at a dog show once. Linus nibbled the velcro straps down to the absolute footbed of the right sandal. I purchased another pair, Linus found and nibbled the velcro straps on the right sandal of the second pair. I took the two lefties to the cobbler who fashioned a full pair using the straps of one of the lefties. Yep, Linus found them again and nibbled the refashioned right sandal straps down to the footbed. I have given up.
Comment by Jane Christensen on October 5, 2009 at 12:16pm
One of mine chewed my husbands favorite book!!!! Not good!!! But the dog was eventually forgiven! Think of it this way...when you are old and grey and you look that book, will you remember him chewing it or what a great dog he was????
Comment by Avyon on October 5, 2009 at 12:12pm
The funny thing is you look back after a year or two and smile and sometimes miss their puppy curiosity and abuse on our patience lol. Then you look at your now behaved pup, pet them and smile even more.

Just keep at it and eventually things will even out. It takes a lot of training but it's well worth it.. I love Pooh too so I feel your pain.. especially a childhood memory. Im so sorry :(
Comment by Bev Levy on October 5, 2009 at 11:24am
Oh puppies are a trial. I always say they help you be neater! And it always seems less significant in a few years! LOL

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