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.
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.