I'm afraid I may have given the impression last week that Carlos is an extremely intelligent dog.
(Original post here)
Carlos is a very smart puppy. Emphasis on puppy. He's not quite 11 months old.
And we aren't exactly sure what breeds he is comprised of, but definitely one of them is a chewing breed.
( I promise another Follow Up Friday on Carlos to clear up his heritage. Stay tuned.)
These are some of the things that Carlos has eaten:
the handle to his Jolly Ball
multiple tennis balls
the mates to these flip flops plus a bunch of other
flip flops that have already been sent on to the trash.
there is a flip flop shortage at our house due to Carlos
which is truly a crisis.
a major crisis.
the mate to this shoe
a whole pair of these Sperrys
(this is the replacement pair)
the fringe on the only decent rug we own.
o no, he couldn't have eaten the Target rug that I purchased
specifically because I did not care what happened to it
the bottom rung of the gameroom coffee table
some painter's tape that I then spent 30 minutes
these thong panties
(no, they are not mine)
then he threw them up - unscathed
the noisemaker out of this squeaky toy
(thank goodness. it was SO annoying)
the handles to these throw toys
the insides of these dog toys
and many many many containers of rawhides and puppy biscuits.
Also, multiple soccer balls, a sock which has not surfaced since, and
lots of cat poop and even my daughter's fake poop that Santa brought her.
I actually almost took the cat to the vet because I thought he had not "gone" in days.
Then I realized that sweet Carlos had been cleaning the kitty box for me. Ewww.
Apparently we can teach him lots of things but we can't teach him to stop chewing.
I can't wait until he's a grown up dog.