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Cats will not chew the legs on your table. Cats really are better than dogs.

Dog chewing table

In my book, CATS are better than DOGS, I clearly stated in reason number 8 why cats are better:

 Dogs chew table legs. Dogs are destructive chewers. My staff had a dog that chewed her Italian leather shoes. I don’t chew shoes, but I do like to shred paper towel rolls.

Today, our puppy,Penny, sat under the kitchen table and started to chew on the wood. My typist, Mrs. Hodges, grabbed her camera to take a photograph. Her daughter, who is responsible for the puppy said, “Mom, when she is bad do not take photographs. We need to discipline her.” 

It appears that Mrs. Hodges should be more concerned with disciplining the dog than in documenting her bad behavior.

“Hey, Pooh, I only took two photographs.”

“Mrs. Hodges, I may have to find another person to be my typist and assist in the training of  my bodyguard. You are showing poor judgement. In the article you wrote yesterday, How to potty train a puppy in 7 easy steps: OPERATION POTTY OUTSIDE, you stated: It is easier to train a dog to have good habits then it is to unlearn bad habits.

Mrs. Hodges you must be a woman of character and practice what you preach. Your daughter, who is eleven, is more responsible than you are.

“Please forgive me Pooh. I was wrong.”

“You are forgiven Mrs. Hodges. Now please go and get my supper. I am hungry.”

Not having thumbs does have its advantages. I don’t have to cook supper for my staff and I don’t have to clean out the seven litter boxes. I don’t even have to clean the three toilets.

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All the best,

p.s. I gave Mrs. Hodges permission to share the two photographs she took of the puppy chewing the table. Her name is officially Penny. ( It was Molly this morning.)


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  • Penny chewing table

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  • La McCoy

    Oh Dear Mr. W. Pooh Hodges- Den,
    I am concerned for little Penny- Molly.
    Mom says she is oh so cute! You know mom.
    Her teeth must be hurting her.
    She is trying to find something to chew on to stop the aching in her jaw.
    A table leg would be better for me than a toe. A toe is squishy.
    I was a puppy once and is it an awful feeling to have your jaw aching.
    Mom says people give little people frozen teething rings to chew on to stop the aching. And teething biscuits. Biscuits sound good don’t they? I wonder if mom would give me a biscuit?
    Some one give little Molly-Penny something she is ok to chew on.
    ITs tough work Pooh-den. Some one has to do it.
    Hang in there.
    I hope you and Mrs Hodges are getting enough sleep.
    Puppy Advocate

    • Good Morning Edelweiss,
      The puppy has several new chew toys that are safe for her little mouth. Thank you for your concern for her.
      She had a good nights sleep and slept through the night from 10:00 until 6:00 this morning. And she had no accidents either.
      Right now she sleeps on a pad beside Mrs. Hodges bed. When she is completely potty-trained she will sleep with the little girl who named her.
      I hope you have a wonderful day Edelweiss and that your staff take you on a long walk.
      All the best,
      Love Pooh

  • Tara

    That puppy does not look one bit mortified…Pooh, you have much work ahead of you.

    • Good Morning Tara,
      Yes, the puppy needs a lot of training. She really likes to chew. She even tried to chew Mrs. Hodges toes.
      I hope you have a wonderful day at school.
      All the best,