Not Once but TWICE!! UGGG!!!
May 2, 2008 5:17pm CST
I came home yeaterday from work and went upstairs to change. I get up there to my room and I hear a ppsssssss sound coming from the bathroom. I was like hum I wonder if I left water running in the bathroom this morning. So I goo look and when I oppen the door I see my 2 dogs standing in about 3 inches of water! There doing this little dance like thing trying to keep there paws out of it. LOL! Anyway I look to see where the ppssssss is coming from and its the toilet. The hose that runs from the toilet tank to the pipe in the floor is spraying water. I turned the valve and shut off the water. I look and my little dog Hemi had chewed a hole in the tube!! UGGG! Shes lucky the whole house didnt flood! Darn dogs..LOL! I spent 45 minutes cleaning up all that water. Not what I wanted to do when I got home from work. So we went and got a new hose and put that on there. Today I left for about 2 hours. I put the dogs in the bathroom when I leave because I thought they would like the room and they couldnt harm anything. I come home and she had chewed this hose too!! OMG! I have another minor flood this time only an inch or so. So I spent the next 15 minutes cleaning that up. Well I solved the problem I went and got her a cage and thats where shes going to go when I leave. I hate to do it to her but she cant be chewing up the house like that! Have your dogs ever done something like this? Thanxs for sharing! ~May The Kisses Of An Angel Cover And Protect You Always~ Copper
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• Garden Grove, California
12 May 08
When we had our own house we had a pedigreed dachound puppy who was really very inquisitive. one day I was watching television and suddenly it went off.I looked aroundd and the puppy had chewed through the wire of the extension cord she was standing there with her tail straight so I knew she was being shocked. I yanked the extension cord out of the wall and took the frayed cord awayfrom her. she was not hurt at all. we c alled her Lucky but the next day after Ihad replaced the bad extension cord the TV went out again. There Lucky was doing it again. she actually liked the shock. Needless to say we had to put her in a room where there were no extensions cords. I do not know how she kept from being electrocuted is beyond me.
6 May 08
Hi copperkitten, We had a boxer dog named Chester. He was a lot of work so we ended up finding a really good home for him. We had a large cage-like crate for him that we trained him to go into when we would have to go out to do grocery shopping or whatever. I don't think it's cruel to put an animal in a crate to protect your things and them as well. You just never know what they may get into. I know people that let their dogs run free when they go out and OH MY GOODNESS! What a mess those pups get into. I think you're doing the right thing by putting your dog into a crate while you have to go to work. I have two cats now and when we got rid of our dog I figured we would get another kitty so my older cat would have some company and they are good together that's forsure. We've been lucky though, they don't get into anything when we're gone. Good luck with your dog
• United States
5 May 08
Sorry but I can't help but chuckle and snicker a bit. I am of course sorry for the disaster that occured Copper, but those are the risks with some active pets. But goodness, you ended up with a flood and a messed up valve pipe and then damaged the replacement? That's no good..., still a bit funny, but no good. While I can't say I have pets that do things like this, I've seen other people's pets turn houses into messes. Maybe training is in order? =3 =P
5 May 08
i'm sorry to hear that copper... i don't have a dog anymore now but i used to have one few years ago... we always put her in the cage when we leave her by herself in the house due to the same reason like you... she is a chewer and will wrack the whole house if we let her loose when we are not around... one time, she makes a mess with the trash and my mun is so mad because she had to clear them up...
3 May 08
i dont have a dog any more ,but when i did i would always come home to the back yard all destroyed ,the washing pulled off the line and all over the place,all my plants were chewed to bits,my childrens shoe were all mangled and chewed up,anything that could be destroyed would have been.lol.cheers sue
• Etowah, Tennessee
3 May 08
I know that feeling. I tell everyone that I have spent more replacing socks, panties and pants then I have on dog food for our Daxter!! We have a cage for him. It is big enough for him to stretch out in and he doesn't whine like he does if we chain him out.
3 May 08
my dogs just like to steal food and chew up my Grandson's toys. They haven't really damaged anything. The dog I got just after I got married, 26 years ago, was destructive though. Once I was ironing and she was lying on the bed. It turns out she had spent her time chewing through the collars on all of the shirts. Oops!
• United States
2 May 08
Well, I am sorry to hear that your dogs done that. I have a cage for ours too as she won't not use the bathroom in the house when she is alone. I think that it is best to keep them in a cage when they are alone as it seems they always find trouble.