You’d think after years of owning dogs and seeing them get into things, I’d know to pick up my stuff. After having to pick up all the tiny pieces of paper that was pulled from my purse, the shredded slider boxes and ketchup packets from the Crave Case, the scraps of hamburger buns that were snagged from the dining room table, the case of the missing ziploc bag full of Amish friendship bread… you think I’d learn. Well, I haven’t.
I came home on Friday to see a mess of ziploc bag, yarn and what used to be bamboo needles.
I present Exhibit A:
Chase got into my knitting bag. Pulled out my project that was in a ziploc bag. Chewed a whole into the bag and pulled the project out of it. Turned bamboo needles into toothpicks. A second hole was chewed on the other side of the bag. She proceeded to yank my skein of yarn, inch by inch, out of this little hole like it was stuffing from a toy.
To say I was mad is a complete understatement. I was mortified.
The first thing I even said to her was “DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY HOURS I’VE PUT INTO THAT DAMN HAT!?!?!” And my yells were justified as this is the dog that can hear. She did not come within six feet of me the entire evening. It’s amazing how “good dog gone bad” becomes “smart dog” in only a matter of minutes.
It appears that some of the bamboo was ingested. No yarn was harmed in the process of this mauling. She’ll survive.
I was able to salvage my little hat. The dog apparently just pulled the needles straight out of the stitches – only four stitches were dropped. All the stitches were place on a circular needle and ready to go. The yarn… well, that was a complete mess and it took me two hours to wind the small amount left into a ball. If that dog had thumbs, I would have made her do it.
So while a random business card, paper towel or even porkchop sandwich may be abandoned and easily accessible when when no one is home, you better believe that I will not leave my knitting projects at doggin height. I’ve moved my working projects to a zippered bag behind a closed door – I’d like to see her try.