Saturday, 11 February 2012

Poor George

On Thursday it snowed for hours and now the snow is a few inches deep.  Last night it was -15; we had to take to the pond with a saw to get through the thick layer of ice. Boiling water and hot saucepans literally weren't cutting it!



All this crazy weather seems to have driven my dogs a bit crazy too. Millie who normally gives affection sparingly, has been super friendly. Even coming to sit with me on the couch this morning. Dexter appears to have been hit by a dose of puppy hyper-activeness.

Dexter's worst puppy habit was chewing and destroying stuff, especially clothes. He hasn't done this for a year or so now. But this week the chewer was back. "Do you think he is stressed out?" I asked David. "Does he look stressed?" David replied as Dexter ran and bounced round the room, jubilantly carrying one of my socks.  The chewer even progressed to my handbag, and fetched out my gloves and took them off to chew under a duvet.

However the biggest crime was the destruction of George. George is Millie's well loved teddy. Millie takes excellent care of her soft toys, they can last her years.  Only their flattened, blackened faces where Millie has regularly groomed them give a clue that their owner is a dog.

George sadly had his stuffing removed this morning, and spread around the house. Here is Millie taking a few moments to remember her very special bear (not closing her eyes, because Mum tried to take a picture  where she had to look into the sun!).


12 comments:

  1. Aw, poor George! I am sure Dexter was not trying to be mean Millie! Is he beyond suturing?

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    1. Maybe I could ask my vet, it would also distract her from trying to examine me!

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  2. My dogs DESTROY stuffies. In fact, I think Lucille has a stuffing addiction.

    Stopping by on the blog hop today - I posted a great rescue of a raccoon named Harbor - get your hanky out as you see his first reaction to freedom. That's why I just love animal rescuers! www.Pet-Peeves.org

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    1. We need to get some of those stuffing free toys for Dexter. I love raccoons!

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  3. Poor Millie! Poor George. I bet Dexter feels really bad. I always feel bad when I destroy my hooman sister's stuffies...well, at least for a little bit!

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  4. Ruh Roh. Maybe George can go to the stuffie hospital and have some stitches.

    Heehee,

    Wyatt

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  5. Millie, maybe your people will get you a new teddy. Just make sure to hide it from Dexter.

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  6. Bad weather is the worst, but ripping apart stuffies is fun fun fun! Just keep looking cute and I bet you get a new stuffy pronto

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