Take a breath. Your dog ate Elf on the Shelf and now you need a solution. I am here to tell you, we can have this dilemma fixed in just a few short minutes. Read on about What to do if the dog eats the Elf on the Shelf.
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Chances are that you are here because you are in a panic. I get it. Your dog has mauled the Elf on the Shelf and now your Elf doll is missing a leg, or worse his head. If you are in a situation, similar to this, here are the things you should do if your Dog eats the Elf on the Shelf.
My Dog Ate Elf on the Shelf
First, take a breath. I am here to tell you that there are quick and easy solutions to the family dog eating Elf on the Shelf. Let me give you a quick list and then we can go over them in greater detail.
- Have Elf send vacation Postcards while he/she is away
- If your child witnessed this calamity, hide your stress, go to the kitchen draw and pull out the Magic Elf Grippers
- If the wound is superficial, wrap the wound in gauze and set Elf up with a prescription doctor’s note
- Quickly reach out to the Facebook community and ask your friends for a temporary Elf
- Go on Amazon and overnight ship an Elf doll (order two, you have a naughty dog!)
The quickest thing you can do is print out Elf Vacation Postcards. This doesn’t halt the Elf fun, it just sends Elf on a trip around the world for four fun days. Each day your child will receive a postcard from Hawaii, Paris, New York and Africa. Each postcard has a hidden Elf so your child can enjoy the fun and the Elf antics don’t stop. Pls you might enjoy these 4 days off (that sounds like a win!)
Magic Elf Grippers for Moving Elf
The horror! Okay, your child witnessed this horrific accident and now your Elf is on the floor. Take a breather. Calmly go to the kitchen draw and grab your kitchen dogs. These are instant Magic Elf Grippers for moving the Elf on the Shelf. Your job has the Elf helper is to lay the Elf on the Shelf in a safe place. Do the best you can to place a Band-Aid on the Elf and tissue without touching the Elf (you’ve done worse mama, you can do this.) Maybe sprinkle some glitter too for magic healing. Tomorrow, your Elf antic is a nice tissue box bed and Elf Prescription. Quickly order a new Elf so it looks like Santa healed the Elf in a few days.
If elf’s injuries are not too bad, you can wrap gauze around the wound and bring a special doctors note. Have Scout Elf sit for two days with an Elf on the Shelf Prescription. If the wound is really bad, you can still do this. Have Barbie sit has a nurse manager and watch Elf carefully. She can even bring a note that Elf is in “surgery on his left arm” (or whatever the place) if he disappears a day. Just replace Elf in a few days time after the new Elf arrives. Then the North Pole magic healed and fixed your Elf back to normal.
After your heart rate has slowed, go to the Facebook community. Do you know how many elves are still on the shelf (…in a box, in a deep, dark hidden closet…) of your friends. Join your community of friends, first to offer laughter and sympathy, second to possible offer their own Elf. They are done and their Elf has retired.
Overnight an Elf on the Shelf
Hopefully by this point you are not too many glasses into a bottle of wine. Like me, maybe instead of alcohol warm chocolate chip cookies have settled your nerves. Now, go online and get an Elf on the Shelf shipped to your home ASAP. Overnight if needed. That mama with the retired Elf doll, might want it back for her grandkids. It’s not a bad idea for you to have two elves on hand (another as a backup) should this be typical behavior of your chewer!
And what better way to end this mess, than have Elf on the Shelf eating dog food or dog treats in a few days time. It’s his way at getting back at this pups naughty behavior.
For a silly little joke, put a Grinch toy and the dog (or a photo of the dog) both in time out as a future idea. A little naughty Elf on the Shelf fun to get back at Fido.
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What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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Last Updated on December 16, 2021 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living