New Puppy Chewing Problem: Do Your Pups Chew?Published August 2, 2011
Every new puppy owner has a story about the stuff their puppy destroyed. Shoes (particularly flip flops), underwear, pillows, remote controls, sunglasses … the list is long and varied. Even though Millie was an older puppy when we brought her home, she still managed to inflict some major damage on a very important personal item that I still mourn months later.
I caught her after the damage was done. There she stood at the top of the stairs with my retainer hanging out of the corner of her mouth. First of all, eww. Second, it was an ancient retainer from an orthodontist in another state, so it was, in a word, irreplaceable. Like a good girl, I’d worn it nightly for years, which probably added to its allure for Millie.
She’d clearly been enjoying it for a while, as it was mangled beyond repair. Of all of the things she could’ve have destroyed, she managed to find the one item that I couldn’t run to the store to replace. I mourn that retainer every time I brush my slowly shifting teeth.
Tell me about your dog’s creative chewing … let’s find out who lost the most expensive item to puppy teeth. (I’m guessing a new retainer would easily run me over $400 – can you beat that?)