Baddog Genes – Using Puppy Teeth

October 28, 2011

Little Tater is cute and active.  He is always carrying something around with him.  Despite a minefield of toys in their area of the house, Tater started what could have been his (very short) life’s work yesterday.  Darned puppy!

He didn’t chew clear through it.  I think I interrupted him.  So now, the stools are stacked on the coffee bar and this place looks like a closed restaurant constructed in the middle of a minefield of toys.


  1. jean from NM says:

    Wow! Congratulations to the handsome Holmes and the wonderful Nikki! Wonderful things are happening at Elyan Cardigans! Well, except for the stool . . . That bad dog is following in a wonderful tradition. 🙂

  2. Jeri says:

    Nash ate my laundry room wall and baseboard when he was young. Leo ate a wooden pillar on our deck. And our dining room chairs all have teethmarks on them, I think from way back when Brady was a puppy (and he was the worst we’ve ever had, a la Fwuffy Nick and Rip, he preferred household items and clothing).

    I think the baddog gene runs pretty rampant in this breed. Lizzie is the only one I’ve ever had that didn’t destroy at least a few things, and I can’t say that her puppies took after her…

  3. nancy says:

    Congratsfor GCH Holmes and Nikki, I’m a fan of all those Chase puppers. Especially Holmes, he just makes me smile! Of course, Nola and Tater run a close second. So far in my house, the most preferred and destroyed item are my slippers and a few chosen pillows. I guess I’ve been lucky. Good Luck at the show, points needed or not!

  4. Red Dog Mom says:

    Ginny and Sam came to me when they were older so chewing wasn’t as big an issue – although Gin did destroy a TV remote and chewed on a book. Moira wasn’t given the opportunity to get at much and her destruction was limited to just a couple pairs of shoes and some books. I think Bogey got a couple things too but, nothing too horrible. Georgia was a terror. We weren’t as diligent with her and she got to a lot of things – mostly expensive. Every dog is a little different.

  5. Taryn says:

    My first Cardi, Dylan, among the many things he devoured, chewed clear through the rungs on two of my dining room chairs. Maybe he was an ancestor to your Baddogs 😉

  6. Robin says:

    Not funny…but it IS funny. We’ve all been there with our puppies. Perhaps Tater is thinking of a career in carpentry?

  7. Kathy says:

    I know for a fact that he gets that from his daddy. 🙂

  8. jean from NM says:

    Just one more comment re my non-Cardi Angel — not much in our house was free of teeth marks, including a ladle, the remote, the phone, a few wastebaskets, some shoes, furniture, and Dr. Jeff Nichol’s book, “Is My Dog OK?” NO!!!!!!