Naughty Dog Chews Through Two Sofas In A Matter Of Weeks
A naughty pooch has managed to completely destroy not one, but two sofas in a matter of weeks.
Adorable bulldog Horris has cost his owner hundreds of pounds after chowing down on the furniture, shoes and assorted items of clothing.
Owner Julie Ann said she came home one day last month to find a piece of foam hanging from Horris's mouth. She followed the one-year-old dog to discover the bare frame of her £500 sofa surrounded by shredded stuffing.
Just weeks earlier, Julie, who owns a B&B, discovered that Harris had eaten a £700 couch that had been in her conservatory.
And his tastes don't just run to sofas - Horris has also eaten around £350 worth of designer shoes including pricey Hunter and Le Chameau wellies.
Julie, who lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed, said: "I'm just hoping he's going through a naughty phase as I think some dogs do that and I'm just going to have to ride it out.
"I'm worried about him because I don't want it to happen again.
"The wooden frames are still there but I haven't been able to go out and get replacements because of the lockdown.
"Both sofas are ones he's shredded recently, the latest was a green Chesterfield sofa that he did in one go.
"I knew straight away Horris was to blame, he looked guilty as anything he was wagging his tail with this big piece of foam in his mouth as if to say, 'look what I've done mum'.
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"I'm not going to keep buying sofas for him to chew up, he'll have to lie on it as it is and maybe that'll teach him a lesson."
Julie - who also owns an eight-year-old lurcher Bambi, three-year-old Colin the Collie, three-year-old blue merle Flip and four-year-old blue merle collie Poppy - says Horris will chomp through anything given the chance.
He even tries to run off with her washing and has been caught chewing her clothes.
Julie said: "The other day I was cleaning my kitchen and I thought they were quiet.
"When I went in Horris was chewing my t-shirt on the sofa, then I realised it was part of my washing, which was all around the yard.
"I went to pick up a pair of leggings from the floor and he just picked them up and ran round with them in his mouth and had me chasing him round."
But despite his naughty ways, Julie said she loves him, and all her pets, unconditionally.
"I love all my dogs," she added. "I've had dogs all my life but I've never had a dog who's suddenly turned naughty like he has.
"I've also never had one that I've not 'won' in the end.
"The dog needs to know it's wrong or it might carry on doing it forever. I'm spending time making him sit and praising his good behaviour."
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