I don't know whether to cry or scrap it!

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Posted 4/5/2013 by serenitysmom in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 193,655
February 2005
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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:59:37 PM
So, most of you know that we adopted a new dog. My dh & I have been working it so that one or the other is not gone for more than about 4 hours a day while we are in the "house-traning" phase. The dogs are getting along GREAT! They apparently party every time we leave. I have come home to some torn paper and dog beds turned over... nothing big.

Today I was gone for about 4 hours.When I got home, they had ate a book, the mail, and broke & Ate the Coffee table!!!
So, after being completly upset, I don't know if I want to just cry or try to scrap it!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:00:43 PM
Cry a bit, and THEN scrap it!!!

Sounds like a big mess... but is cute puppy totally worth it?

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:16:46 PM
Ugh! So sorry to hear that. Scrap it for sure, then at least it's all worth it because it makes a great page and great story.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:23:22 PM
Take pictures! When my son was younger he wanted to show his dad his birthday cake and it fell upside down on the kitchen floor. I got angry and cleaned it up but in hindsight I wish I had taken pictures.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:44:04 PM
Yes scrap it. My kids got into the pantry and dumped 10 pounds of flour all over the pantry and themselves. Took pictures first hen yelled at DH to come look before half scolding half laughing and tying to get the flour cleaned up.
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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:54:10 PM
Sorry that happened to you and your table. Hope they can't get to your stash!

Definitely take some pictures, then later on you'll be ready to laugh about it (and scrap it)!

I wish I had taken a picture of the time an entire box of colorful cereal fell in such a way from a high cabinet that it was literally raining cereal...and my then 2-yo DD thought it was the greatest thing ever (fav cereal) and started gobbling it up off the floor. Mostly I wish I had a picture of her surprised face!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:58:02 PM
Oh, I would definitely scrap it! But maybe in a few weeks, when your anger has had a little time to subside

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November 2003
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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:22:36 PM
Well...you knew the dog was in the house-training phase, and there is nothing you can do about it now. So I vote scrap it!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:25:27 PM
Thanks everyone for your disaster stories! I enjoy hearing I'm not the only one I will definatly have to scrap it! I am so glad that Doug has a new friend, but I think Daisy Mae may be a bad influence!



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Posted: 4/5/2013 9:44:41 PM
My first instinct would be to cry, and then take pictures. When my boys were younger, they got into all my chalks (I'm dating the story ). There was ground chalk all over my desk and in the carpet. At the time I cried, but now I wish I had taken some photos of the scene of the crime.


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Posted: 4/6/2013 12:51:40 AM
Uh-oh! I guess it could have been worse. I thought you were going to say they ate your albums! Now THAT would be disastrous.

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Posted: 4/6/2013 3:04:45 AM
My service dog escaped his play pen when he was a puppy once when we were gone. He pooped, peed, chewed mail, ate underwear, oh yeah and he chewed a 4" hole in the centre of the living room carpet down to the cement. Yeah. There's now a square of black duct tape in the centre of my living room floor. I swear, if he wasn't cute, I would have killed him and I'm not even house proud.

The worst my Golden ever did was gnaw on the arm rests of our futon. Again, not house proud, so he got scolded but it wasn't devastating.

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Posted: 4/6/2013 6:05:09 AM
Take pictures and scrap later. My doberman pinscher ate 3 different coffee tables in a few weeks when he was being trained. He was just a few months old and didnt know any better but after the 3rd one we just didnt have a coffee table until he grew out of the chewing stage. He was super smart and completely potty trained in just a few days so I was shocked when he ate the first table. After that I fugred it was my fault but if I had photos of his crime I would have scrapped it.

Thats what you get when you name your dog Outlaw lol


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Posted: 4/6/2013 7:02:46 AM
Cry and then scrap it. Hopefully, you have already taken pics.

And lesson learned, use a dog crate while you are gone.

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Posted: 4/6/2013 8:19:35 AM
Oh, that is so scrap worthy!
Sorry they were naughty, but I would definitely scrap that

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Posted: 4/6/2013 10:05:02 AM
Photograph it, send it to dogshaming.com as well as scrapping it!

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Posted: 4/6/2013 10:51:59 AM
I would definitely crate the dogs and scrap the event.

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Posted: 4/6/2013 11:03:13 AM
Cry and scrap it. Been there, done that

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Posted: 4/6/2013 11:51:52 AM
at dogshaming.com

My parents couldn't resist getting 2 littermate puppies at the same time--big mistake. The dogs were so busy deciding which of them was the Alpha Dog that none of the humans was, and they were completely untrainable. The first time they were left alone in the house together, I asked how it had gone, and my father shook his head in disgust and said, "Whatever they didn't tear up, they sh*t on." Then the folks got to argue about which one to find a new home for, since each had a different favorite. Good grief!

It's a good thing they're so cute, isn't it?

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Posted: 4/6/2013 12:22:33 PM
Wow! That's a lot of destruction!

Definitely take pics and scrapbook it.


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Posted: 4/6/2013 6:34:23 PM
You could make one of those signs and have it stand in front of the dogs saying that "while mom was away we ate a book, ate the mail, had a party, and ate the coffee table".

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Posted: 4/6/2013 11:14:59 PM
Oh you have to take pictures and scrap it! My DH and I had a great dog, but she had some "issues" at the beginning. We would have to leave out pillows for her to tear up while we were at work. It would look like snow when we got home since she would throw the stuffing everywhere! She ate everything when she was nervous- cassette tapes, records, Hallmark Christmas ornaments, and never got sick. She even ate the arm of our new recliner in her frenzy of being alone.
The dogs will outgrow it, and someday you will be glad to have the layout of their coffee table "snack".


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Posted: 4/9/2013 6:10:57 PM
oh so sorry that happened, most upsetting definitely.
once i've just completed a layout assignment and went out for lunch.
when i got back, i found my cat had walked all over it - with wet paws.


PeaNut 104,220
August 2003
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Posted: 4/9/2013 8:08:04 PM
A couple of years ago, I made a layout entitled "What Mia Ate" (1 1/2 year old golden retriever at the time) it included pictures of a hoodie, jeans, a GIANT hole in a bed sheet, several Star Wars Christmas ornaments (my son was so mad) AND the wooden leg of my antique desk that belonged to my grandmother. I actually researched Golden Retriever Rescue societies in my state. I relented, she stayed, and after she turned 2 stopped destroying stuff....except for paper out of the garbage...she LOVES paper.


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Posted: 4/9/2013 8:18:59 PM
Def scrap it...in a few years, when it's a precious memory.
For now, just leave it be because you probably can't quite see the funny!
Our dogs ate the couch one day. Shredded. Bits of stuffing everywhere (half the living room had 2 feet of fluff in it).
We have a picture, and I plan to scrap it. It's been 17 years since it happened, and we lost both dogs in the past 2 years, so now it's a "good" memory

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