The poodle has his favorites.
He kind of "loves them to death"
(We lived in a kind of terror of his fave fleece ball being thrown away... know what I mean? The poodle on an endless quest, tilting at windmills, seeking the squeaking youthful fleece ball that was gone?)
So my friend Glen (quiltswissy ) told me I could order new squeakers from Amazon
|One destroyed squeaker, a bag of new ones|
The GAME is on!
I replace a squeaker, Cole watches, Cole does his poodle-best to break and remove the new squeaker. I do this sewing by hand. Usually. That's the only safe way. However...
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! I am the only one stupid enough to do this!
For surgery, no need to sterilize your hands... the dog spit does that for you.
Lots of opportunities to find a hole here!
It was like an episode of Botched!
Replace squeaker, push remaining stuffing to side, if there's room because your dog ate some of the stuffing, I then wedge it under the presser foot and sew...
THIS is how I used my creativity today. THIS was my inspiration.
A safer alternative for repair when there is no room to put it under the sewing foot...
Some delicate work is needed I hand sew. Double thread, big knot, no need to worry about a scar, it'll be torn out in no time!
I make sure to trim threads close to bird, or my poodle will be flossing.
Chirp! Lots of squeaks left in this one!
Now to sneak it back into the toy box...