Our beautiful Blue Merle Border Collie Foxie Lady just loves eating the gusset out our knickers, especially and as well as those belonging to my daughter. Foxie will steal our underwear anyway she can, rips open dustbin bags of clothes ready for ironing and opens draws on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter if the underwear is clean or dirty, she just loves to chew up knickers, the clasps on our bra’s are also favoured for a good old chew.
I know that many people believe that dogs do savage and chew up their owner’s underwear because they think it is like cleaning their Alfa, showing respect or whatever. Oh yea, sure my daughter and I really don’t need any help from Foxie to clean ourselves, though I feel there could be some truth to this view I believe it could well be more down to attention seeking, especially early in the morning when we are trying to have a lie-in.
Last time Foxie got her paws on my daughter’s knickers, yesterday to be precise, she literally chewed the gusset in half, a really pretty pink girly boxer pair now completely destroyed.
We have tried all sorts from telling her off and showing her the knickers when we have caught her in the act, to putting her outside in the garden, nothing seems to work, but we will eventually find the solution.
I am not sure who is the more responsible for Foxie’s knickers nibbling; you see both my daughter and self have spoilt her rotten from a puppy, we just love her to bits hitting and hurting any animal is just not acceptable behaviour to our way of thinking. The way we see it is well, what is a doggie for but to love for life!
Oh my goodness I just looked around from typing out this article and Foxie has another pair of my knickers, I was only just in time to save them, what a naughty little minks she is.
Foxie has loads of doggie toys to play with, tons of doggie chew treats, gets plenty of walkies and ball playing time, she has to be one of the most cherished doggies going, and she is just over a year old so hopefully she will grow out of her knickers nibbling habit some time soon. The alternative is for us to lock up our knickers in a metal box before we have none left to put on our bottoms that are not full of holes. Of course I am open to other suggestions.