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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

DreamingOfTheMaldives Mon 03-Dec-12 17:05:32

My labradoodle doesn't eat things, just chews them into million of pieces.

When he was younger he had a penchant for electric flex - off lamps, heaters, phone chargers - he once destroyed a phone charger, so I went out to buy a new one. The man in the shop thought it highly amusing when I had to go back the very next day to buy another one as he'd destroyed that one as well - less than 24 hours I'd had it!

Other things he's destroyed:
The interior of the car boot!
My favourite boots
The stair carpet
Husband's designer glasses
My Mum's remote control
His bed x 3
The post on numerous occasions until we got an outside post box. Once left ink all over the floor after attacking the ink cartridges which had been delivered.
My Blackberry!
A sheep draft excluder -(strangely he just cuddles the new dog one we have)

I can't get mad at him though because he is just too bloody cute.

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 03-Dec-12 12:57:49

I'm not sure I have the strength ir the memory to give a full list, but before the vet suggested I crate-train her in order to prolong her life expectancy she went through
10+ pairs of shoes
A single bed
2 sky remotes
All the beading around the floor
Countless socks ( one being surgically removed hence the vet's advice)
Countless pairs of pants
A phone
A razor
4 bottles of bubble bath
5 dog beds
2 pillows
The tv/sky wires which she pulled out of the wall along with the plug socket
A digital photo frame
Her lead
2 pairs of pyjamas
2 doors
2 sets of blinds
A sofa
A chair
A fire place
3 bins
A fiver (which I did not find in her poo and did not Sellotape back together and use to pay for a taxi)

Purplemonster Mon 03-Dec-12 12:39:59

Yes Merry, just like that, except...more evil. She's very pretty, it's deceptive. The 'trainability of a German Shepherd' bit on wickipedia is all lies, must have been written by someone who doesn't live with one grin

PartridgeInASpicyPearTree Sun 02-Dec-12 23:10:12

Some jaw dropping stories here. Made my week smile

Picked up my new pair of glasses yesterday and when I handed over the credit card I thanked my lucky stars it was for specs and not a kitchen...

kippertastic Fri 30-Nov-12 18:57:55

The safety net, padding and bouncy bit from a 12ft trampoline (about £120), followed by an emergency op to fish it all out again (££££££££s).

LoosingBattle Fri 30-Nov-12 18:13:32

A black ink cartridge for a printer hmm not expensive in itself but when you factor in bed linen, carpets, clothes and everything else he could get his paws/mouth on it soon adds up! confused

Northernlurker Fri 30-Nov-12 18:03:44

This is a fantastic thread.

The only contribution I can make is my aunt's cavalier puppy who ate the best part of a large fruit cake. Puppy and fruit cake are a very bad combination. It very nearly killed him.

WoodRose Fri 30-Nov-12 17:53:51

My dearly departed collie had a "penchant" for antique mahogany. DH had inherited quite a few pieces of Georgian furniture and DCollie managed to customise them all. smile

twooter Fri 30-Nov-12 17:52:39

Seat belts ina Mitsubishi car. Only Mitsubishi belts will replace them , total cost over several belts about £600.

bubble2bubble Fri 30-Nov-12 17:51:07

A Bang and Olufsen television.
We should have known better, for this was only after they had already eaten the corner of the kitchen table, two trip trap chairs and all the skirting boards.

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Fri 30-Nov-12 15:08:44

Wow like this? You weren't joking then when you called her a wolf dog grin

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.

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

Erm ...nothing!

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.

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

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

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

Purple - do you actually feed your wolf dog?

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!

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.

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.......

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

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

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.

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 16:39:04

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.

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!

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....

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