In Heart Like A Dog’s Follow-Up Friday post last week, Jodi gave me an idea for today’s Monday Mischief blog hop post. Jodi posted before and after pix of one of Sampson and Delilah’s favorite toys, a sheep she had won from another blogger. Those photos made me smile, in fact, laugh out loud and startle my two sleeping beauties. So, I decided to follow her example….
Ducky’s two most favorite toys to play with are her Kong Wubbas and any Nylabone toy I find at PetSmart for her. Well, as a kid, I treated my favorite toys with love, respect, and gentleness. And my dogs – at least until I adopted Ducky – have done and still do the same with their favorite toys. Not Ducky though. Okay, there’s not much damage she can do to a sturdy Nylabone toy. BUT, the Kong Wubbas are another story altogether. I’ve lost count of how many she has totally destroyed since I gave her the very first one to play with back in September. All that’s left of them are the rubber balls and small tennis balls used as stuffing (she likes those, too, but not as much – unless Shadow has it but that’s another story in itself!). So, I thought I’d do like Jodi did with the sheep toy. Here’s a brand-new Wubba, as yet untouched by Ducky (I actually bought it for Callie, whose color is purple)….
And then there’s Shadow’s Wubba which Ducky got a hold of the other night and started playing with. Shadow doesn’t care…she’ll play with it whether it’s brand-new or a little worn out. Well, “worn out” doesn’t begin to describe Ducky’s “El Destructo” fun….
And then there’s Ducky’s favorite stage, where the small tennis ball in the top is already gone (and in the trash bin to keep her from chewing it apart) and the rubber, squeaky ball in the middle is almost ready to fall out of the toy. I’ve decided that Ducky likes these toys because they’re made of the same fabric (nylon) as her leash, which she also loves to chew on. Anyway, here’s the third stage of destruction…..
The fourth stage of destruction is when the rubber ball has become just another toy in Callie’s and Shadow’s repertoire of things to carry around the house, like any retriever worth its salt would do. And, at that point, it goes out in the trash and gets replaced with a brand-new one to rip apart. (By the way, our carpet is invariably covered in pieces of Wubba toys of varying colors because Ducky spits the pieces out as she’s pulling them apart. I spend at least 10 minutes every day picking up the pieces and throwing them in the trash so the vacuum cleaner doesn’t get choked up.)
Well, I hope I’ve made you smile today! Ducky’s toy killing moments are an endless source of entertainment for hubby and me – and ho-hum moments for Callie and Shadow – but then we’re “Crazy Dog People” so what do you expect from a pair of almost senior citizens?
This is the Monday Mischief blog hop, hosted by Alfie’s Blog, Snoopy’s Dog Blog and My Brown Newfies.
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