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What is the most expensive thing DDog has destroyed?

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SpicyPear Wed 28-Nov-12 14:52:28

I just found my Chanel specs in pieces sad It's a long story but it is of course my fault and I'm not angry with her, but I have had a little cry over my nice specs that I can't afford to replace at the moment and weren't insured.

So, does anyone else care to share their tales of woe? smile

dwagdays Thu 29-Nov-12 04:58:31

Omg tipsy, what a dog.

Mine ate 2 sofas at over a grand a piece. Bashed and chewed through a solid wood door. Ate the corner off a table whilst we were on holiday, cost an extra 250 as a result!

A 250 coat (not mine)

After puppyhood all was fine.

SpicyPear Thu 29-Nov-12 07:34:02

Top prize to tipsydog for destructive ingenuity¡

So it seems my £350 specs are actually small fry. This thread has cheered me up no end, along with DH announcing he'd never really liked them anyway and to go off today and replace them on him smile

phoenixrose314 Thu 29-Nov-12 07:40:21

Fifty quid we left on the coffee table.

And my laptop power cable.

And a handmade woollen cloak made for me by a friend (probably could replace this, but irreplacable in that it was made for me by someone I care about).

Damn dog, he is lucky he's so cute or he'd have gone a looooong time ago!!

Dexidoo Thu 29-Nov-12 07:47:01

Our lovely border collie was a real chewer in his puppyhood (well until about 2) his destroy list included

DH's iPhone - discovered him throwing it about with glee in the garden, punctured with teeth marks
Banister spindles, window frame
2 dining suites-admittedly only ikea but actually ate table legs and chair backs. We replaced it with a old solid wood set from a junk shop which obviously did not taste as good
About half a dozen telephone wires

It is lovely to hear of other dog disasters!

GoldenOrangeWhippoorwhill Thu 29-Nov-12 10:14:59

One if mine broke a couple of bannister spindles running into them. Crazy puppy zoomies.

Old Dog ripped apart a single bed mattress and they all had to sleep on vet bed until we got another one. She also destroyed at least three dog beds. She ate a handbag, a nice pair of boots and a couple of remote controls and probably quite a few toys that the boys forgot to put away.

One memorable year they ate Christmas. We went to visit my Mum leaving the fridge groaning with turkey, beef, ham, puddings, nibbly things, pate, cheese, a huge trifle, chocolates and a ton of other Xmas goodies. Returned to the three most stuffed dogs I have ever seen and an empty fridge. It's funny now but I was less than impressed back then. In typical retriever style they slept for the rest of the day, squitted all over the dog room during the night (oh joy) and demanded breakfast in the morning. After that we got a child lock for the fridge.

We got our Goldie because he had destroyed his owners kitchen. Apparently he'd chewed the door, ripped up the flooring, pulled off cupboard doors, gnawed on the worktops and pretty much demolished it. I also had a friend who fostered rescue Great Danes and she had one who ripped up the inside of her car while she was in the vets. She was only gone about 10 minutes and he'd shredded the seats, ripped up the carpet, chewed the gear stick and steering wheel and was getting to work on the roof covering.

tipsycat Thu 29-Nov-12 10:42:30

I wonder if some breeds are more destructive than others?

Firestarter dog is a hungarian viszler. As well as the fire incident, he's destroyed all 6 of the kitchen chairs, he's eaten the seat covers and chewed the foam, and is slowly working his way around all the chair backs as well. It's a good excuse to have to go out for Christmas dinner!! There's no point replacing tham yet, he's only 1 so could destroy another set yet.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 16:16:06

>I wonder if some breeds are more destructive than others?
one advantage of a dachsund is that they can only destroy at a low level. DH's boyhood dachs was a car interior eater; ours travels in a soft crate, he's on his 3rd but they aren't that expensive relative to some of your stories. Though the worst thing he ate was a whole peace lily which according to the vet and all internet information should have killed him - fortunately it didn't, if it had I think he'd have won this competition for destroying my most treasured possession.

nemno Thu 29-Nov-12 16:23:31

A back door. He chewed a hole right through the lower wood panel to get in during a thunderstorm.

Purplemonster Thu 29-Nov-12 16:32:10

I'm afraid most of your dogs are beginners. Demonic Wolf Dog has amongst many other things destroyed every door, window ledge and skirting board in the house, two leather sofas (she ate the entire arm off one of them, the other one just has a hole in the middle), two mobile phones, three remote controls, two pairs of glasses, countless pairs of shoes (more than ten pairs), one of them worn only once, two of them were pairs of steel toe cap work boots as well. She's also had all of the wiring out of the back of the car, one of the seat belts, the material that covers the roof in the car, the plastic off the back of the brake light. Two expensive dog beds, two expensive leather dog leads (one of which I'd had for years, was gutted when she ate that), a wooden giraffe I brought back from Africa which can't be replaced (still bitter about that one) know what, I've lost track she's destroyed so much, these were only the memorable ones in a long list of destruction. Readers, she's only bloody 15 months old (weeps quietly to self) I've had dogs all my life but I have never known a destructive power like this one. You literally only have to turn your back for five minutes and there's carnage...

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 16:36:37

The thing I don't quite get is why after eating expensive dog bed 1 you'd have got another for her to snack on?

Purplemonster Thu 29-Nov-12 16:36:37

Oh and she's broken virtually every glass in the house as well, her favourite party trick is picking things out of the washing up bowl or off the draining board and 'playing' with them, almost always glasses, some of them she's managed to carry all the way upstairs before she's smashed them!

snigger Thu 29-Nov-12 16:37:49

Now deceased dog (The ending of existence not being directly linked to the act of destruction, should you worry) gnawed the cover off a B&O speaker - I actually asked DH not to tell me how much it cost to repair so I didn't have to hold it against the pup.

His most expensive act was probably when he ended his own life in a large dog versus red deer apocalypse, meat-headed bugger that he was. £850 dog, immeasurable gap in the family. Despite the agony, we're still finding stuff now that he chewed into oblivion and cunningly hid - we dug up our bay tree to move it and found a long lost spurtle (pointy stick for porridge stirring purposes) secreted deep beneath it, with the tell tale chew marks)

Our current terrier cocked his leg on my husband's kilt as it lay draped over a chair - that was a moment....

oreocrumbs Thu 29-Nov-12 16:38:28

We got one of our dogs because she ate her owners kitchen too confused. She never chewed a single thing for us!

Of course the others have more than compensated for her showing restraint grin

Its funny when you look into the cost of getting a dog (insurance, food, vets, equipment etc) you never think to factor in these little hidden costs!

Purplemonster Thu 29-Nov-12 16:39:04

What can I say, I'm an idiot! I felt sorry for my older GSD as she needed a more padded bed to lie on so bought another 'virtually indestructable' one with memory foam in it. It was supposed to be 'nearly chew proof' waterproof etc, cost about £60 bloody quid. She just ripped the zip out instead and we came home to a landing knee high in a sea of memory foam chips.

peeriebear Thu 29-Nov-12 16:40:39

Last Christmas's turkey crown. Free range, visited the farm to see all the happy Bronzes gobbling about, very much anticipated and very tasty. We got through less than a third of it and the bloody bloody dog got to it overnight (it was somewhere that had previously been well out of his reach- how he must have persevered angry) and ate the whole thing. I was LIVID. And I am still bitter!

Purplemonster Thu 29-Nov-12 16:40:53

Poor long suffeirng GSD just has to cope with vetbed now due to Demonic Wolf Hounds antics grin see, I did learn my lesson after the second time.

Purplemonster Thu 29-Nov-12 16:41:32

Could be worse, my friend's boxer ate her wedding cake.

cathpip Thu 29-Nov-12 16:46:43

My old Lab chewed a hole in the kitchen wall threw to the dining room, in my ex's house.......

D0oinMeCleanin Thu 29-Nov-12 16:50:21

My sister's lurcher is systematically eating my parents home. Up to now he has eaten all the skirting and door frames in the kitchen. The bottom of the kitchen and bathroom doors. Half of the lino in the bathroom, a good portion of the kitchen floor and the remainder of the kitchen stool that their dearly departed Lab never managed to finish.

I left him in my house for 45 minutes under my sister's assurances that he only ate things when he was locked in places and alone and he would be fine in my house with my dogs to play with and access to my yard. He ate a chunk out of my dining room door and has been banned from my house ever since.

Purplemonster Thu 29-Nov-12 21:05:44

OH wants to defend his dog and point out that the seatbelt was actually eaten by MY dog not his. True, but he went on to say 'oh, did you forget the fence panel she ate, and the garden furniture, and the teddy bear I bought you, and the feather pillow, and the cable off the vaccum cleaner/drill/....etc' and rather ruined his own point!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Nov-12 21:10:05

Purple - do you actually feed your wolf dog?

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Thu 29-Nov-12 21:21:20

Purple what breed is your wolf dog? She sounds very hungry whatever she is grin

stinkymice Thu 29-Nov-12 21:21:55

stinkydog (lurcher) dug up and chewed holes in my superking sized Temper foam mattress!!! All the kids naice wooden toys, train track etc, he had a taste for schleich. 4 stools, various books, lovely wedge shoes I bought for a wedding, the kids crocs. The eyes and noses he removed from any cuddly toy left lying around. He is 3 now and has stopped (mostly) except he did chew DS2's wooden bow the other day, but it was left lying around.

differentnameforthis Thu 29-Nov-12 21:38:35

Erm ...nothing!

Purplemonster Fri 30-Nov-12 13:59:07

She's a czech wolfdog - German Shepherd crossed with a Carpathian Wolf and a whole load of crazy! We do feed her (get through a couple of massive sacks of dog food in our house every month with two big dogs to feed) but she just likes to munch on anything leather or wood. We've bought her all sorts of toys to destroy play with but she's just very evil exuberant.

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