Monday, March 31, 2014

We Don't Have a Code for That

   Welcome to Mischief Monday from the Bayou, I’m glad you stopped by today!  Snoopy’s Dog Blog, My Brown Newfies, and Alfie’s Blog host this mischievous blog hop.  I appreciate them providing an outlet to tell stories about the crazy antics of our dogs and cats.
   Last week, I mentioned that we’d probably be looking for a new dog this fall.  The very
How could this face be guilty of mischief?
idea has sent my mind into a battle of puppy love and puppy trouble.  Of course, one look at Bentley’s puppy photos makes me forget any trouble that he may have been.  That's the problem, I know at times he could be a handful.  I remember very vividly a time when he was probably no more than three-months old.  He may have accidentally caused a little bit of trouble.
   In Bentley’s defense, the mischief was dropped at his big puppy paws.  He was in the bedroom and I got down on the floor to snuggle and play with him.  We wrestled and got puppy kisses for several minutes. 
When I got up to go back in the living room, I expected him to follow me.  After several minutes of no sound in the bedroom, I decided it was time to go check on him.  All parents, whether to humans or pets, know that silence is usually not golden.
Bentley still sleeps in this position.  He prefers a pillow, too.
   Before I go any further, I should tell you that at the time I was not on any Social Media.  Although I carried my cellphone with me, it was not an extension of my body back then.  That has to be the reason that I didn’t notice that my new beautiful bright red phone had fallen out of my pocket, onto the floor, and within sight of a mischievous Basset Hound.  Let me correct that, it was within the sight of a teething, chewing on everything Basset Hound.  That’s right; my puppy ate my phone!
   After picking up the pieces of my no longer beautiful cellphone, I called my cellular provider to explain the problem.  The customer service representative asked how he could help me.  “My puppy just ate my phone.”  I explained that Bentley didn’t actually eat the phone, but chewed it to smithereens.  I was met with silence on the other end.  Finally, I heard a tittering of suppressed giggles as the man tried to control his laughter.  Once he composed himself, he told me that there was not a code for such an accident.  I explained to him that there was no way my phone was the first to fall victim to a puppy’s teeth.  He put me on hold while he researched further for the proper “a dog ate the customer’s phone” code.  I think that more than likely he was putting me on speakerphone and gathering his co-workers to laugh at my story.
   When he finally came back on the line, he explained that he was going to have to make-up a code and it would be necessary for me to send the phone to the company, so they
That little face is worth all the phones in the world!
could see the damage.  I told him that was not a problem, but still found it hard to believe that I was the first person to report such a claim.  After a few more snickers, I felt it necessary to tell him that it was my opinion that I was just the first person to tell the truth about what happened to their phone.  If he did some investigating, I’d bet that all the claims for a crazed bear ate my phone, I ran over my phone, I dropped my phone into the toilet, and I lost it, were actually phones that had been eaten by mischievous puppies!

   In retrospect, the entire mischief was my fault for dropping a shiny new cellphone in Bentley’s reach.  To weigh out the mischief of losing a phone to sweet puppy snuggles, the choice is obvious. Puppy snuggles win!
   Has your dog ever ruined a cellphone? 
Hop to these other blogs for more adventures and mischief!  
Thanks for dropping by today!
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  1. Leo has chewed several cel phone cases... I bet they really would get a kick out of a "my PARROT ate my phone" story! You are right,if as many people drop their phones in toilets or run over them with vehicles as claimed, people are stranger than I thought. It has to be that no one but you was willing to bear the "dog ate my homework" joke at the phone company for years. Hooray for honesty!

  2. Oh no! You're right-silence from puppies or kids is never good!

    Kaitlin, SheSpeaksBark

  3. Oh yes! I remember those days...very well!! Chloe had a "thing" for computer wires of all things. I constantly had to have an eye on her!! Glad you got a new phone!!

  4. We have never destroyed any electronic devices, just cat bro Bert has chewed up many electrical cords. Puppies are fun, but a life changer for a bit. Bailie was kind of a spur of the moment decision and the first few days Mom was wondering what she was thinking having a puppy again, but we all adjusted and within a short amount of time found our new routine. As the months are passing we are getting closer to our pre Bailie routine again. Puppies are well worth it :)

  5. Hi Y'all!

    I've never destroyed anything like that, only my toys and bones. My Chessie sis, who I never knew, once ate a TV remote that was left on the side table besides my Human Papa's chair. My Humans are very, very good, even now that I'm 8, keeping everything picked up, cleaned up and put away. (Guess they're afraid I might relapse to 18 months.)

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. Haha--great story, M.K. :) I'm sure mine would loooove to get their teeth on a phone--the crunch would be irresistible--but it hasn't happened yet.

    Thanks for stopping over at Life In Dogs yesterday for the B&W hop; I'm so behind on visits it's embarrassing. With A-to-Z starting tomorrow and a few other projects going on, I'm starting to panic :) But I couldn't miss your blog. Have a lovely start of the week!

  7. I agree, there is no way you were the first person to have a phone eaten by a dog. Makes for a funny story though. LOL

  8. Ha! I've never lost a phone to a puppy, but being so dependent on it now, I'm not even sure I'd be in a situation with my phone left behind - you're right, a total extension of my body now!
    But it sounds like the company had a good sense of humour about it and was willing to help!
    Puppy Bentley is so adorable!

  9. Lol. Oh yes, Leroy has ate my husband's cell phone when he was a puppy.He took it right off the table and started chomping on it!

  10. It is amazing what teething pups will chew up!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. Very mischievous indeed!!!!! I cannot wait to see what pup or dog you decide on!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. I am happy with just sitting on the electronic devices. I will set my big butt down anywhere!

  13. Check out my archives....Dakota most DEFINITELY chewed my cell phone and nope at that time I had NO insurance on my phone, trust me, I do now!

    1. Me too! What is it with puppies and electronics?

  14. Well I don't have a puppy, so I wouldn't know!! But I cant wait to see the puppy/dog you decide to get!

  15. Oh yes, when our golden retriever Moses was a puppy he got my husband's cell phone. He chewed off the back cover but must have stopped after tasting the battery. I freaked out thinking he might have bitten the battery! But he was fine, and my hubby took his phone to the store and they gave him a new battery and back cover. I think they felt sorry for him....probably because, as you said, he was the first one to actually confess to "the dog ate my phone"!
    These days, we're careful to keep our phones out of Luke's reach! You live and learn with puppies for will all come back to you when you get another! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  16. Lol, that is too funny. At least the cell phone company believed the excuse "my dog ate it." Sadie's grandfather keeps his phone in the pocket on the front of his shirt, so it falls out every time he bends down to say hi to Sadie. So far Sadie hasn't touched it, but I always keep my eye on them when he's greeting her.

  17. I just walked into the living room to find Walter chewing on a sandal. Millie & Walter had been playing and then it got fairly quiet. I guess I should have checked on the mischief maker sooner.


  18. oh my god those picture are killing me so cute!
    I have had two phones chewed on by dogs on ewas destroyed, one survived with teeth marks
    retro rover

  19. Hahaha!! I am dying of cuteness overload from his puppy pictures!

  20. That's almost as good as "my dog ate my homework."

    --Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

  21. Oh my goodness! I think if one of my dogs ate my cell phone I would have a mini stroke! Gah! My whole life is on there!

    Nice to meet you. :-) I found you on the MPBH. Hope you come by and see us at our blog(s).

  22. Oh yes Gambler chewed up two cell phones. Better get a hard protector for when your new puppy comes.

  23. When Frankie was young (but not a little puppy as I didn't get him til he was 10 months old) he destroyed 2 of my cellphones and 1 belonging to a girlfriend :( Plus numerous remotes, phone chargers and more miscellaneous stuff I've forgotten about. Over the years I have gotten better at putting things like that out of his reach! Now he's a fan of my faux Croc shoes, usually the left one. I often forget to put them away at night. At least they're only about $8 to replace :)

    Bentley was as gorgeous as a puppy as he is handsome now!

  24. No, no puppy electronic woes to report. However, Rudy destroyed a few other things when he was a puppy :-(

  25. I now of at least one other human whose puppy ate her phone. He not only ate it, he took it outside and hid it under the rose bush!


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