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Old 07-22-2006, 11:49 PM   #1
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And we thought the cats were bad?
Ok I'm VERY upset but I managed to NOT kill the dog! Last night my mom and I knitted while watching the movie Failure to Launch and I had gotten up because the movie was over and set my knitting in my bag next to the couch. About a half hour later, my sister comes running in with my once WIP sock and what was left of my knitting needles and ball of yarn.

Evidently, Boomer, our purebred lab that is 9 and a half years old and has NEVER showed interest in my knitting, got bored and decided my knitting bag was the place to go. Here are some pictures of what is left of my sock, my beautiful brittany bamboo knitting needles and my yarn from my secret pal. I think I'll still have enough yarn to do ankle socks as I wasn't really that far into the first sock. *sighs*

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Old 07-23-2006, 12:16 AM   #2
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Gaaaahhh! I know the feeling! My dog ate one of my bamboo needles, too. She's done that with toothpicks so I think she just thought it was a big one. At least she didn't hurt my sock. That's pretty yarn!

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Old 07-23-2006, 12:41 AM   #3
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Knowing how food driven Lab's are I can't help but wonder if maybe you had been snacking while you were knitting? Could there have been the faintess scent of her favorite food on what she chewed up? If so that would explain(but not excuse)her naughty behavior. Thank goodness your WIP wasn't 99% completed. At least your ball of yarn looks as if it can be salvaged. If she ever shows any attraction to your knitting bag again spray the outside of your bag with "Bitter Apple Spray", one taste of that deters most dogs from ever trying an item again. You can buy it in any pet supply store. I have used it with my hounds with great success.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:50 AM   #4
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My deepest sympathies... my cat unravels things... and does a really great job winding around legs of chairs etc. The bitter apple really does work- Even on cats... I've sprayed my yarn bag & it has kept Miss nosey out of it and has detered her from getting in it to drag out yarn... :XX:
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Old 07-23-2006, 01:21 AM   #5
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Uh oh!!!! I'm glad you were able to salvage the yarn. Ohhh and bamboo needles are the best kind (and the worst kind for the dog to have picked to chew up). Poor darling. I bet she got a stern telling off. Eek!!
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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Having a very food-oriented 12-year-old yellow Lab--like MrsH--my first thought was maybe Boomer smelled something tasty on the yarn or needles.

Last week, I left my knitting bag in the livingroom and went to the post office. When I got back my knitting/yarn was strewn from the bag into the kitchen. After sifting through everything, I found a chewed up paper that had once enclosed a Lifesaver mint that had once been at the bottom of my knitting bag. Apparently Abby sniffed it out. Lucky for me, she only chewed the mint and not my knitting.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:07 PM   #7
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awww...I'm so sorry about your sock...the dog IS cute though...sorry about the needle too--Brittanys are my favorite!

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So sorry for your loss, He is a cute doggy though. :crying:
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:46 PM   #9
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I know it's maddening but......then they look at us with those big beautiful eyes and thump their tall at us's as good a reason as any to buy more needles. My youngest son's Australian Cattle Dog ate one of my bamboo sock needles while I was babysitting, so it's not just labs.
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Oh no! Bad doggie! I just had to chase my kitten out of my knitting bag. Your yarn is so pretty too, I hope that you'll still be able to use it.
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