Speck .. he’s getting on my last nerve! As far as dachshunds go, he’s really a good dog. He wouldn’t dream of doing his business in the house. He’s 13 years old now. When he was a puppy, once he chewed the camera charger cord and the vacuum cord . . all in the same afternoon. That’s all I know that he’s chewed up that he wasn’t supposed to chew up, until recently.
He truly flips out when I leave him in the sewing room. I have no idea why but he doesn’t like it at all in there. He sometimes will “go sew” with me but almost as soon as we get there, he wants to leave.
A few months back, he chewed up the sewing room vacuum cleaner cord. Vince fixed it. I try not to leave him in the sewing room but sometimes I’ll run out to move a water hose or deal with a chicken and leave him in there.
This morning I was sewing and happened to look down.
The iron by my sewing machine — cord chewed! I vacuumed this spot last night (OK . . I didn’t move the table but I vacuumed around the legs) and that cord was not chewed last night.
Then I looked over at the vacuum cord and there’s a new chunk missing out of it.
I’m a pretty nice person and I love my dog but some things I can’t put up with and him being destructive is one of those things I can’t deal with. I’m not going to move every cord every time I leave the room. When I can’t trust a dog . . that’s not good!
Look at him sleeping. He looks so harmless . . looks are deceiving!
He sleeps right here between my two sewing chairs so he knows where I am every minute. From here, he can see me at the computer, at the cutting table or at the ironing table. Look at him . . he’s realized I’m not in my chair and he’s fixing to come looking for me. Poor Speck! He definitely has some kind of detachment disorder. Unfortunately for him, I don’t suffer from the same disorder and I’ve about had my limit of his destructiveness.