View Full Version : Warning: Tissues are evil and need to be destroyed
April 9th, 2004, 09:24 PM
My dalmatian Didi has this thing for tissues. I used to think she searched for used tissues and ate them, but noooo, she's been destroying entire boxes of tissues. Pulling them out one by one and tearing them into shreds she does. Here I am on the computer reading all the LHC posts when I hear that tearing sound from the bedroom. She's on my bed and has pulled out the tissue box from the headboard and there's a bunch of shreds on the covers.
Is this common?
April 9th, 2004, 09:43 PM
Alas Snipper - I think it is common once discovered.
Our house Bunny used to pluck full boxes of tissue and also discovered the fun to be had rolling an entire apartment by pulling on the toilette tissue and running like hell ... :gabigrin: ...g
April 10th, 2004, 06:24 AM
Is it ever common. My rottie is a tissue fiend. I have to make sure I put the bathroom trash cans up and I also have to put the tissue box up high. Being a big dog when she stands on her hind legs she can reach just about anything I can so guess where the tissues are kept? On top of the frig! What is it with these dogs, seasonal allergies?
Her other fixations are the TV guide, my dish towel (also kept up high) and listen to this. I am crocheting an afghan and if I leave the room for a minute she grabs one of my granny squares. They are just to funnny :misskim:
April 10th, 2004, 08:33 AM
All my dogs have been or are tissue fiends :ohmy: But they like used ones best :ohmy:
April 10th, 2004, 12:17 PM
My Blue Heeler, Siobhan, is crazy for paper products. Cardboard boxes, newspapers, tissues, toilet paper, napkins, anything at all made out of paper is not safe when she's around. She will shred it in a matter of seconds. My kids quickly learned that the dog would indeed eat their homework. Siobhan has been the single best incentive for my kids to learn to put their things away.
April 10th, 2004, 11:17 PM
ah so she's not alone! My boy dog doesn't partake of the tissue frenzy, but girl dog does. Yes, we learned years ago to hide the trash cans -- all are under the cabinets behind doors. Most times, the tissues are in drawers too. She doesn't go for cardboard that I know of, and thankfully she's not into Legos. A previous dog we had chomped Legos like they were popcorn.
April 11th, 2004, 07:07 AM
My dog Cato takes snotty tissues out of the trashcan and lays them on your lap :ohmy:
April 11th, 2004, 07:20 AM
Just to add a little more grossness to the issue. . :evil: My cat *loves* to pull used Q-tips out of the trash and eat the cotton off. Then he starts flipping the sticks all over the house like they're the best cat toy in the world.
April 11th, 2004, 07:26 AM
Now I have caught Siobhan eating Legos. She's very orally fixated. She's eaten through thorny rosebushes and bougainvilleas, a wooden trellis and a whole mandevilla vine (it was a small one but *still) and she's taken a chunk out of our wooden picnic bench. She will actually try stealing fuzzy slippers off people's feet to chew them up. I found this out when my MIL came over wearing some. Maybe that'll teach her to put some shoes on. ;) Stuffed animals, fuzzy fleece fabric in any form whether or not it's full of pins, sparkly Christmas ornaments, pinecones with gumballs glued onto them.... Nothing is safe. She's not yet out of puppyhood (she turns 1 next month) so I'm hoping she outgrows at least a little of this!
April 11th, 2004, 04:42 PM
I've stopped buying tissues...why spend the money on something that my two little :wannabe: 's are going to destroy and drag ALL OVER the house? Napkins are kept in the closet, and only taken out one at a time, or they're fair game, and I've completely stopped trying to buy paper towels...lately, they've lost interest in the TP, but before, I would come home from school to find them running all over the house with TP everywhere...entire rolls shredded, all over...what a mess! So I guess kitties aren't immune to the lure of paper products either!
(and mine also LOVE Q-tips...they found the WHOLE BOX...oh yeah, a party ensued, let me tell you!! 500 toys in a box to be strewn about, chased, rolled in...oh, the life of a cat!)
April 11th, 2004, 04:47 PM
EWWWW, q-tips...yes, my Pouncie cat likes those too. She'll pull them out of the trash and play with them if I'm not careful. Yuck!!!
Bf's dog Oscar likes lip gloss/balm. Like, when I go over there, at night I have to be careful to put my pants UP on something and not toss them on the floor in his room because O. will pull my lip stuff OUT of my pants and chew up the tubes. In fact, I have a tooth-marked tube in my pocket right now. He chewed the end so the little part that you screw the stuff up with came off, but there's still a nub of it there so I just use pliers to screw it up, lol.
He also likes women's underwear. Sometimes worn, sometimes not. Now THAT is gross. Dogs.
April 11th, 2004, 08:09 PM
I Wish my dog did the tissue thing on the bed! But unfortunatly she has a thing for pillows, We've been through dozens of bed pillows. She rips and chews off the corners of the pillowcase, then proceeds to start ripping out stuffing .(somewhere in the mix she humps it as well,Ewww). I don't have a pillowcase without holes, and we go through pillows like , well, tissues! LOL. Since she's been older, she's been better with the stuffing, but still bad on the cases. What I wouldn't give to have a nice beautiful comforter set.:nono:
April 11th, 2004, 10:40 PM
LOL you guys are so much fun! Poor mel and her pillows- dear I really feel for you. My sister's dog, Tramp, likes to chew her blankets. I haven't found one bed that is without a small chewed hole in it somewhere.
Yep Didi likes q-tips too. I forgot about them. I didn't realize it was a delicacy until for some reason I started tossing them in the toilet. Then I'd hear Didi fishing them out later on. ewwww!
Today we get home from my sister's house to find a bag of confetti strewn all over the living room carpet. Seems we forgot to put that bag up and the dogs had a little fiesta all their own.
April 14th, 2004, 05:39 PM
Oh, my gosh! I laughed so hard reading everyone's responses. It's nice to see my dog, Abby, isn't alone in her tissue obsession. The trash can I have in the bathroom has a lid on it and still she gets into it and drags out the tissue. I had to start leaving the bathroom door shut all day to keep her from shredding all the used tissues. Papertowels and napkins aren't safe either. Neither are socks (she ate my Winnie the Pooh slipper socks), underwear (both mine and my bf's and she prefers them pre-wash - yucky!!), and jeans (on my jeans she just chewed off a few belt loops but on my bf's jeans she chewed a hole in the crotch - yikes! What does that say?)
Oh yes, and shoes, she chewed up my favorite pair of white sandals and my best pair of black dress shoes. That taught me to make sure I keep them in the closet where they belong. Maybe she was just trying to help me remember to put things away. hahaha
I try to keep her supplied with plenty of chew toys to distract her from tissue and clothes, and for the most part it seems to work pretty good. I was watching "Emergency Vets" on Animal Planet yesterday and they were asking people about some of the strange things their dogs had eaten, and the one that really stood out was one woman who said her dog had eaten her couch. She even had a picture of what her couch looked like post-munching. The back was still pretty much in tact, but that was about it, nothing but wood and metal left on the rest of it. That much damage must have been a hard days work for one dog! :tongue: