Problem Solved….For Now

I’ve been looking for the perfect vintage suitcase ever since I saw someone turn one into a dog bed.  I finally found one for a whopping 2 bucks at St Vincent De Paul the other day.


I plopped it on the floor and put one of the dogs old beds in it, with plans to do a full up-cycle just as soon as I get around to it.


Enter- bad dog.  She is an idiot.  A lovable, irresistible, cute idiot, but an idiot none-the-less.

I caught her nibbling on the corner of the case today.  I scolded her, gave her one of her chew toys as a distraction, walked out of the room for 2 seconds and came back to her gnawing on it again.


My first thought was chili powder because that’s what my mom uses to keep animals from chewing on stuff.  But I didn’t want to make a paste that might stain the suitcase.

Aha! Problem,  meet solution.

Masking tape!


I made a loop of tape, sticky side out, and secured it to the delicious corner with more tape.  Then I dumped chili powder on it.  (I made a bit of a mess, but that’s what vacuums are for.)


El-dork-o kept trying to get at the corner while I was creating my deterrent, but when I poured the powder on she quickly lost interest.


That’s her sad-why’d-you-take-my-chewy-away-face.

Now if I could just coat all of the kids unattended toys, crayons, library books and underwear with chili powder life would be grand.


Filed under Everything else, On The Cheap, Petz on Parade

6 responses to “Problem Solved….For Now

  1. Joan Kellogg

    I LOVE this dog. My Stanley is an idiot too, but he’s our idiot. 🙂

  2. Marie

    That dog is so cute!

  3. Taryn Drewett

    Citronella oil works a treat if the chili powder fails. Saved many items from my 2 very hungry labs!

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