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Beagles will eat anything

August 22, 2009

There was a little beagle who had a curly tail
Right in the middle of her derrière;
When she was good, she was very, very good,
And when she was bad she was horrid.

I put my knitting away in the bag and went to search for something on the computer.  From the other room, I hear a faint chewing sound.  It was not the typical chewing sound of a dog gnawing a hoof or rawhide.  It was a very systematic splintering sound, like wood being carefully chewed.

Entering the room, I found Ruby with my #10 bamboo circular needle cradled between her front paws.  She was chewing the tip, like a 50’s era greaser would a toothpick.  I took the needle away from her and gave her a hoof in its place.  I tried to sand the teeth marks out of the needle, but they were too deep.  It will be very hard to knit with this needle as the wool will catch on the jagged edges.

Million dollar idea for an inventor out there.  Dog proof knitting needles.  I know from reading the forums on,  a community for knitters and crocheters, I am not the only one who has animals with wood fetishes.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. MLE permalink
    August 24, 2009 11:15 am

    I can’t even begin to calculate the peculiar things Radar has eaten but he sure likes to chew anything that resembles a stick or a bone, from toothpicks (used tastes better) to q-tips (??!!) and the like.

    He likes to hide his hide treats; those he never eats (and he doesn’t do greenies either).

    Loving a beagle is the easiest thing I’ve ever done in life!

  2. Darryl permalink
    August 27, 2009 11:42 am

    Notice that you can now show her picture and call Ruby a Beagle and nobody questions it. There was a time when people would say that 50 lb dogs with 20 chins are not Beagles. She has certainly made great progess from when she first arrived – at least in appearance.

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