Our house just seemed empty after her. After a few weeks we decided that we needed to bring home another dog and we adopted Lola from the local shelter.
We wend from a 150-ish (she'd definitely lost some weight in the last year of her life) pound mastiff that was an old lady, to a one year-old 15-pound terrier that could get into so many places that Coqueta couldn't. We doggyproofed a lot of the house.
With Coqueta, I could leave cards on the table or out anywhere and they were safe. I didn't think that would be the case with Miss Lola. All of my cards are in our spare room with the door closed. The dogs have only been in there a few times, and only when I'm in there doing something. Never alone.
Last night I brought a box into the living room to pull some cards for Trading Card Database trades. I do recall at some point I dropped a few cards but I thought I picked them all up. I thought wrong. When I came and sat down on the sofa this morning, I found this.
Yup, the first card I've lost since we adopted the new dogs. Obviously, it's far from the end of the world. It's a ten cent card that was just one of my traders. I'm thankful it wasn't anything more. Unfortunately many things have been destroyed in the last couple of months because of the dogs. I hate it, but we crate them when we are gone.
It's not Lola doing it. We know who it is.
It's okay, you can say it. She just looks guilty.
Off the top of my head she's destroyed a dog bed, my fiance's Stars knit hat that she wore A LOT, a highlighter (that was destroyed on the new sofa), two of my hoodies, the TV remote, a tube of chap stick and now a card.
There have been moments that I've wanted to take her back, I cannot lie. She's a terror, but at the same time so sweet. She's become a huge part of our life in just a couple of months and I can't imagine our home without her.
You know what? It's worth it to keep all my cards in another room. It's not always the most convenient thing when I have to clean up at night. At the same time, I'm sure that my lovely bride-to-be doesn't miss stacks and stacks of cards everywhere!
So...has anyone ever had a noteworthy (monetarily or sentimentally) card destroyed by a pet? If so, do tell!
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