Casualties of war

I just finished reading Marley and Me, which I recommend for any dog owner. Marley and Me is the story of a family living with the world’s worst dog. In light of that, I’ve been thinking about my own bad dog and all of his toothy terror.

A list of some of the things Abe has chewed:

  • comforter in the guest bedroom
  • pillow in the guest bedroom
  • comforter in the master bedroom
  • arm of office chair
  • pedal of exercise bicycle
  • back of couch
  • arm covers of couch
  • arm and seat of solid oak bench (though Greg swears it was Winston)
  • kitchen chair
  • wooden end table
  • leash
  • vacuum cleaner attachment
  • tennis shoes (after Greg told me it was safe to leave them sitting out because Abe didn’t eat shoes)
  • nose of my beloved stuffed dog, Nicky
  • underwear
  • socks (Greg actually reached a point where every sock he owned had a hole.)
  • shirts
  • pants
  • slippers
  • wine bottle corks
  • hackey sack
  • numerous newspapers and scraps of garbage
  • and, of course, Winston

4 thoughts on “Casualties of war

  1. You know, I read this book too…and when I started it, I said to myself, “Andrea, you know that this book will end with the dog dying. It’s inevitable, and you know it. Prepare yourself now.” Of course, when he died, I cried…and cried…and cried…for about 4 hours. No exaggeration. It was still SO worth reading.

  2. I don’t think so. The scary thing about this is that Abe is trying his best to be good. Nature seems to favor chaos and destruction.

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