Dogs Vs. The Book

I was a little peeved when my dogs destroyed their dog bed, annoyed when they dug up my yard, and flustered when they chewed up a bunch of my stuff. But none of it prepared me for the truly horrifying scene I discovered yesterday:


That’s my copy of Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes, which was at the top of my TBR pile.  Now destroyed, thanks to this little devil:

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Sure, Gabby looks cute and innocent, with that toy as big as she is… until you turn around for a minute and she has used her piranha teeth to shred any paper in sight… with maybe a little help from her buddies Ella and Nicki.

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We thought we could fend off her teething with more toys and things to chew on. But instead, Gabby just brings them to the living room and makes a shrine to brightly colored, stuffed critters.

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I can live with the dogs chewing up my house and my yard, but the destruction of books is where I draw the line! Bad dogs!