Yummy - 90 Year Old Cypress...

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by 28Shooter, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    ...with a likely side order of lead paint residue. My 9- and 7- month old rescue pups have decided that the siding on the back of my 90-year old house would make an excellent supplement to their diet. They are chewing on it and I'm at wits end as to what to do. One's a lab mix and the other looks to be a hound/ridgeback mix so we expected some chewing but this is getting out of hand. Any ideas?
     
  2. msharley

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    Hey 28,

    "Puppy No!" usually works.......

    Later, Mark
     

  3. havasu

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    Hey buddy, moisten the walls with water, then sprinkle cayenne pepper. Once the water dries, the pepper will stick to it.
     
  4. 28Shooter

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    Thanks Havasu! I'll give that a try when the weather breaks.
     
  5. straightshooter

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    I feel for you as I have two pups I keep penned in the kitchen so they will not destroy everything they can chew up.
    Be danged if they didn't chew the bottom couple inches of my kitchen cabinet off. I mean OFF! I sprayed the wood there with doggy off and they seem to be leaving it alone now. They would lay on their backs and chew the wood. Why there I have no idea because it is a corner farthest away from any counter use.
    Anybody want some pups? Free...oh heck I will even throw in a bag of dog food.
     
  6. 28Shooter

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    I'd love to help you out there Straightshooter but...well...you know...
     
  7. 28Shooter

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    Hey-hey, the dogs have stopped chewing on the house and are now digging holes in the backyard. I let them out this morning and after a couple of hours, I thought they were being just too quiet. Being curious, I walked outside and found a bewildered Chinese fellow sitting on my deck muttering something about being asleep in his bed and wisked away in the middle of the night by two dogs with dirt under their nails and cypress on their breath. Puppies...don't you just love 'em!
     
  8. lingr

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    Well, at least the siding is getting a break. Lol
     
  9. havasu

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    Cayenne pepper sprinkled in the holes also work great. It is obvious the dogs are bored. They need to be introduced into some hearty toys, or get them out to run around, or walk them around.
     
  10. ditto1958

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    I had a golden retriever who as a puppy would eat the back yard. She would tear up chunks of sod, roots and all, and eat it.

    I discovered, by accident, that she didn't leave the yard if she wasn't chained up, so I stopped putting her on a line. Guess what? She stopped eating the grass.

    Another thing I'd try? Those rubber "Kongs." Fill them with peanut butter or wet dog food and freeze them. Put them outside with the puppies and they will work on those things for hours getting the food out.
     
  11. 28Shooter

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    The pups have grown up a lot in the last month but they still like to dig - what the heck, we all have vices, I collect guns. I expect that they will have the trench network completed sometime in the next two weeks and then I'm going to invite the guys from the gun club over to help me reenact the 2nd Battle of the Marne.