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I've been letting Flora have about 80% free run of the house lately, and she has done really well... until today. I was super tired this morning, so after feeding her and letting her out, I went back upstairs for some more sleep. I've done this before and she usually goes into my bathroom and snoozes a little while.

Well, today she decided to go into the dining room and rip up the carpet and chew it up. :uhoh: I would have never expected that out of her! She hasn't chewed up anything since ...well, ever, so this was a shock. So I guess it's back to confining her to a carpetless room for a while longer!

My parents will be in for a surprise when they get back from Europe. :( There goes probably my next 12 paychecks.
 

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I think alot of us have done that. I did the same thing and Leo ate the footboard and legs of my mohagany bed. Thank goodness my mom doesn't live with me!
 

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I think alot of us have done that. I did the same thing and Leo ate the footboard and legs of my mohagany bed. Thank goodness my mom doesn't live with me!
Yeah, I wish I didn't live at home either, but I have no moneys and can't afford to live on my own. :(

I just hope this won't turn into a constant problem. I guess I'll wait a few more months before giving her access to that kind of carpet again. :doh:
 

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The first time we left our Golden boy Ryder out of the crate while we were away he did much the same. He found a little flaw in the carpet in our family room.
When we got home, the hole in the middle of the floor was huge. Had to recarpet the whole room :(
Needless to say, expensive lesson for us to learn and he stayed in the crate a bit longer!!!
 

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Oh Kim, Im sorry that happend..the same thing happened with my daughter's dog Riley..we thought she was fine to be left..well we just went to the market and when we got home the carpet in the dining room was torn up near the bay windows and the padding was ripped to threads. I didnt know what to do, so I fitted the carpet pad (or should I say piled the carpet pad) back under the carpet that had ben pulled up and put an area rug over it until I cold afford to replace the carpet in there...I think this happens to alot of us....Im just sorry that it happened at your parents house...
 

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:( I'm so sorry.

I *KNOW* neither of mine are ready to be left alone yet. I talk about it with DH all the time... I'm home all day everyday and he works 40 hours a week... so when he comes home, I like to take maybe half an hour break from the dogs.

Once he decided that for the half an hour I was passed out sleeping, he would go into the garage and work on whatever it is he works on out there. I wake up from this GLORIOUS slumber, wander out into the main part of the house... Toilet paper. Everywhere. One of the couch cushions. Ripped open. Some of his DVDs were chewed up. It was HORRIBLE. They got a whole 24-pack of toilet paper. (Normally kept in the bathroom, and the door is SUPPOSED to stay closed.)

I was livid.

I put them into their kennels, calmly walk to the garage, put a smile on my face and nicely go, "Honey, would you come in here for a moment?"

Haaaa. As mad as I was at him for leaving them alone (when I've always told him NOT TO...) his face was priceless and made up for a lot of the anger. LOL. His expression went from, "OMG WHAT A MESS" to "OMG I'M IN DEEP CRAP"... :D
 

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. He found a little flaw in the carpet ...
We had this happen in a motel room once. We were young and poor so we moved the bed over to cover it and said nothing. :eek:

edited to add: these stories are hilarious!!
 

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I admit, these stories make me feel a little better. :eek:

It's still weird though, because she's been doing fine for the last 2 weeks. I would get up at 7 and feed her, let her out, make sure she did everything, and then go back upstairs to nap until 8 or 8:30. Every time she would end up in my bathroom sleeping and I would have to wake her up.

However, I should have paid attention to the fact that she has started nibbling a little bit at the bathroom mat in my bathroom. My guess is she saw a loose thread or something in the carpet and went: :bowl::D:bowl::D:bowl:

Silly dog.
 
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