Oh, if only I’d listened…


Pipa's dog Tynor … I could have saved my Centigrade coat!

I nipped out to the shops this weekend with the children and left my brand-new Centigrade mac hanging on the banister. I only bought it about 3 weeks ago and LOVE IT!!

Our gorgeous dog can be a bit of a chewing monster at times – in fact as a puppy he ate half the garden table!! But these days, a little more sedate, it tends to be just the odd soft toy or slipper.

As I walked to the front door, I looked at my coat and the little voice inside my head said, "he’ll eat it!" and the big voice that gets to speak out loud said, "don’t be daft!" Oh if only I’d listened!! 

… an hour or so later I came home to find a Jurassic Park-style tear down one arm as he had tried to take it from the bannister – GUTTED!!!! Oh that small voice inside my head, if only I'd listened to you!!

Yes Tynor, you may well look sheepish!!!!!

Pipa x


  1. Sarah Webb February 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    i know JUST how you feel,Pipa. our foxy lab,Red,has ruined a scarf,a pair of glasses and several other “treasures” from our travels. you love them but they can be devils!

  2. madj February 25, 2009 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    I’m sure your dog was trying to get your coat to you Pipa,they are a wonderful breed and will protect the family at all costs.I owned one very ;ike yours, Tracy loved to bring presents from the garden,she even brought hedgehogs into the kitchen and
    laid them at my feet, dont be too angry enjoy your beautiful dog, you can always get another coat, by the way the hedgehogs were not harmed,

  3. barbara February 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm -  Reply

    Aaawww Pipa !!! what are out little rascals like ?? we have a little rescue Westie called Nicky who is 9 but no one has told told him he’s not grown out of the terrible two’s !! and if you leave anything on the floor – like a shopping bag or handbag he’s into it – and my crafting rubber stamps are well a nightmare zone all paws out of range zone especially when first delivered… in the jiffy bag imagine the scene !!!
    I feel for you..
    hugs Barbara xx and nicky woof woof xx

  4. Martin A March 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm -  Reply

    oh pipa same thing happened to me !!! my lil dog lucy ruined my fav coat !! ripped it to shreds !!! dogs ha!! i do luv here shes a westie !!! i know such a small dog and so much damage !!! ha lots of luv MaRTIN A xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Pipa March 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Oh you’re so right Marg – I couldn’t be angry with him for a second.. more angry at myself for leaving it there! He can’t help wanting to play! It’s funny as all dog owners know, they are one of the family – every evening at 9pm on the dot, he jumps up from his bed as if an alarm clock has just gone off and comes to sit on my lap on the sofa – if I’m not there, he doesn’t do it – and if I am there, heaven forbid if my laptop is on my lap or if something is obstructing his path!!! He gets most disgruntled and just sits and stares at me until I put it away ready for him to spring on me like an overgrown baby! I love it!!!!

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