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Thread: dogs...which one did it!

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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    I posted this on facebook and will post it here too since it has to do with quilting.

    Let me start off by saying that I love my dogs very much and don't know what I would do without them! But....I am very angry with one of them right now but I don't know which one to be mad at b/c I don't know which one did it! How to tell, I will have to watch them outside and see who the culprit is!

    This is what one of them did....I started working on Bonnie Hunter's Star Struck pattern. Just taking some time and putting the blocks together and what not in between quilting. Well, last week I put them together to find that I only had 13 blocks. So I got more neautral and some of the others strips out of the pack and started sewing the strips together. Now...much to my hubbys dismay, I use our pool table as a design board. I had some of the blocks laid out and a few on another pile to intermix them due to having to use slightly different fabric for the new blocks due to the dilema I posted a couple days ago looking for a certain fabric. Well, one of them got some of the blocks off the table, don't know how, they are big dogs but still! One of them ate three of the blocks, they're missing...and another one is destroyed! So now out of the 13 I only have 9 left. I am going to have to cut some more b/c now I am still not going to get enough blocks for a lap quilt of Star Struck! Oh, boy, which one did it. Tomorrow should tell!

    Kyia

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    I guess you might have to wait until the end...if you get my drift...lol.

    My puppy was starting to steal my flannel fabric scraps I had. thankfully I put an end to that.

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    OH NO!!!! How awful :( I never gave it a thought that one of my fur babies would steal my blocks. :( Guess that makes it even better that I have a pet gate that I can keep closed to my sew cave

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    Oh I feel so bad for you. They both look guilty to me, hehe. If you really need to know, you'll just have to keep checking their...... On a more serious note, watch them for any signs of blockage. If they (he/she) starts vomiting, get to a vet quickly. Fabric can cause some real problems internally. How much did you think this quilt was going to cost????? Best of luck.
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    :lol: Sorry for laughing, the culprit must be related to Tink...She is guilty of grabbing the end of a strip that is cut for on the quilt and walking out of the room with it. She does this all the time. If a square hits the floor, I better get to it before she does, or I will have to go into the Tink Cave to wrestle it from her. :lol: And yes, we have had to pull the fabric out, that is trying to exit...if you know what I mean... :lol:

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    Yes, I am keeping an eye on them. I think that I am going to give each of them their kong balls with some peanut butter them just to help move things along smoothly.

    Kyia

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    One of my dogs has a thing for thread. Just loves to pull it off the spool. Doesn't eat it mind you, just ruins it. I've lost two or three brand new spools. Anyway, it was a great reminder for me to keep the door to my quilting room closed!

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    a friend of mine had a doberman that ... mmmmm ... passed a bra on a morning walk. she just kept walking as though she never saw it.

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    My blocks move all the time. I think I have cut enough squares/triangles etc and then go to sew and where the heck is that... I count recount.. nope recut more squares etc and days later things magically show up (sometimes MOONS later in the back of a closet) my kitty helpers are always up and willing to assist. Especially rearranging layouts of blocks. I apparently know nothing about arrangements. Ask them.

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    In December, I made one of those wonderful fabric ornament balls. You know the one I mean with squares of fabric and LOTS of pins? Well...... come down one morning and there is styrofoam, fabric and pins all over my living room rug!!! We have three dogs, including our sons's puppy and I'm pretty sure which one did it! We cleaned up the mess and really watched the puppy for a couple of days to make sure she didn't injest pins and end up with issues. I feel your pain....
    Don't you just love em!? Errrrrggh :x :evil:

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    I'm glad my dog is outside, and my sewing room door is always closed. Sorry this happened.

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    This post is making me so happy that my dog does not like quilting!!!

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    Oh No!!! I can imagine your frustation and worry over your dog's "passing the fabric" I hope it comes out ok!!!

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    My dog hasn't gone after my fabric yet, but got into some foam ear plugs we had in our bedroom. She ate about 16 ear plugs. Luckily I caught her and called the vet right away so they could tell me what to do. She's only a 12lb Bichon so that many would be dangerous. We've also found "evidence" that she ate the kids' crayons. Dumb dogs! Gotta love em!

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    If I was a betting woman I would put my money on the golden retriever :mrgreen: :roll:

    One of my goldens has been eating everything from socks to underwear since he was 5 mo old (he's the one in my avatar and he just turned 4 yrs old). We are all super careful about keeping these objects out of his reach but with small kids in the house there are bound to be mistakes made. So far, so good....he either poops them out or throws them up.

    Can't wait to hear how things "came out" :roll:

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    Sew sorry to hear about your loss! I do not like having to remake blocks. I have 2 dogs who watch me quilt, kind of. The big one gets under by my feet when I am at the machine, or lays in the pathway to the ironing board so I have to step over him. The little one sits in my chair with her head on the arm with big buggy eyes watching my every move. I live alone and have my sewing machine set up in my living room so I can watch TV and be in the most comfortable room!

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    My kitties love socks. They occasionally like to help me with quilting, but after our new kitten decided my fabric pile was a new litter box, I have banned them from my sewing room and my fabric room. They are SO not allowed to even come visit me right now when I am sewing.


    I actually have never heard of a dog eating fabric. Yikes.

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    I'm sorry that your blocks got eaten!! I try to keep my dogs out of my sewing area (yea, right) I have three Labradors. Last year one of them ate my wool "Blue Star" Wall hanging I had made to hang in the window while my daughter was deployed to Iraq. I'm not sure which one did it but I have an idea....

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    Oh gosh--if it was a horse who did that, I'd have to call the vet. Our dog is so very good compared to these stories. Her treats are in an open container on a bottom shelf 100% in her reach and she doesn't touch them. Funny--the only bag she ever got into was her Christmas gift--a bag of rolled rawhides. She knew it was hers. :wink: She's always been easy. Whew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    If I was a betting woman I would put my money on the golden retriever :mrgreen: :roll:

    :roll:
    I'm putting my $ on the Husky. Look at the face, "what me". Our black lab/mix ate my daughter's favorite sock many years ago. We didn't know until we took her for a walk-- OMG.

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    Well as a mother to a German Shepherd (aka German Shedder) I can understand. Every once in a while Miss Annie is a bit bent out of shape and I come home to find something chewed up. Usually it is my bedding. I have learned not to put any linens on my bed that mean something to me or were expensive.

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    tigger: OH NO!!!! How awful Guess that makes it even better that I have a pet gate that I can keep closed to my sew cave.

    this is so weird. I was thinking of this very thing this morning...about pets getting a piece of one of my projects. I have a dog in the house for the very first time and she is always looking for something interesting to play with.

    butterflywing: a friend of mine had a doberman that ... mmmmm ... passed a bra on a morning walk. she just kept walking as though she never saw it.:roll:

    ouch! ouch!

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    It is so hard to try to figure out. I would bet the golden too b/c she is spitefull like that. But the Husky/Shepard mutt has had fabric that my hubby had to ....hhhhggghhmm...help out in the yard shall we say.

    I gave them some PB in the kong ball earlier and will go out with them in the am and will give them some more PB then too. I just pray that they are both ok.

    But hopefully I will know who the little (big) stinker is in the am.

    Kyia

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    But they both look so innocent. LOL Sorry. I know it isn't funny, but look at them. The are so cute. :roll: :roll: :roll: Who me???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkistmi
    Oh I feel so bad for you. They both look guilty to me, hehe. If you really need to know, you'll just have to keep checking their...... On a more serious note, watch them for any signs of blockage. If they (he/she) starts vomiting, get to a vet quickly. Fabric can cause some real problems internally. How much did you think this quilt was going to cost????? Best of luck.
    Wendy
    I had a cat that ate some ribbon. It ended up being some very expensive ribbon. It got stuck in her intestine and fortunately it passed but not until $$ later.

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