Must be in the air. I had to bail my dog out of the pound today. Either some one tried to still him or he some how broke the chain. Either way cost me a huge headache, $114 dollars and that was with lady giving me a discount. Sorry about your fan mount. They're are buddys, but when they pull the unbelievable you just want to leave em' for coyote bait.
Our Aussie was going through a pretty mean chewing phase when she was just over a year old. It hit it's high point when Sunny the dog tore into wifey's new Coach purse. I wasn't there to witness the aftermath, but I heard it was epic when I got the call at work.
She was still pretty hot when I got home - hot enough for me to quietly hide the ammo away for the shotguns and handguns. I really thought that dog was gone, if not dead. She was ready to cave it's head in with a shovel. Me pointing out that it was just a puppy seemed to only make things worse.
The next day, Sunny went after a Coyote who was hanging out in the yard in daylight. Right in front of wfey.. Chased that thing into state land with the full intention of killing it. Didn't come back for 30 minutes. That's why we brought her home, to protect the kids and livestock from cats and coyotes. The dog was pretty pleased with herself when she came back, and prolly saved her own skin in the process.
Sorry to hear about that. This is the closest I've ever come to killing my dog.
My lab got my first Gobbler's fan. Came home from the kid's baseball game one Sat. morning. Had the fan salted and sitting on the patio table. Looked out in the back yard see some stuff fluttering around in the grass. I thought, what the heck is that? Then reality set-in. I went out and sure enough, my yellow lab had gotten my fan. Now, I've been mad at my lab before, but this time I was close to killing her. She knew it too. Wouldn't even get close to me. Fortunately for me, she only ate the meaty part. I was actually able to find all the long feathers and most of the shorter ones. Using one of the kill pics, the cardboard "box" I had made to bring it home from KY in and some small green wire I was able to put it together enough to look like it originally did. If the duct tape holding the wire ends ever goes bad that display will be another pile of feathers.