Thursday, November 02, 2006

Toy Terminator

As I talk with dog owners, it seems pretty routine for our pooches to demolish the toys they love. Pappy assumes we are asking him to destroy anything we give him, and he takes this mission very seriously. I got him a couple of tougher looking toys recently, only to have one eviscerated within the hour. The second, a rugged canvas dog, I stitched back together with some carpet thread after his ears were ripped off. I was pretty confident that this addressed his main vulnerabilities, but Pappy opened him back up within five minutes. He's been slowly pulling out the stuffing over the course of the past couple of weeks and scattering it around the living room floor.

Given that sagas of demolished toys are old news, I thought I would explore some fresh territory-- what to do with the remnants. My wife has decided that we should rinse off all of the pelts of dead stuffed animals and give them as potholders this Christmas. Pappy's going to very busy for the next month, but we'll definitely be giving one-of-a-kind gifts.


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

You could make a furry quilt!

My Mom and I have decided to join you in the one post a day for the month of November. We hope our readers can keep up with us!

Bussie Kissies

P.S. Tag you're it!

Pappy's Fella said...

I knew I could count on my terrier brothers to help us in this important work.

Bella the Boxer said...

I love Pappy's blog...if you post every day, I'll read every day!! You've also given my Mom some good ideas for unique holiday gifts - she's getting her hot glue gun ready and assembling all the toy remnants that are strewn throughout the house!

xoxo - Bella the Boxer

Pappy's Fella said...

Bella, come on by and set a spell. And if you come up with any nifty crafts, pass them along.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Pappy,
If you are the Toy Terminator, then just tell your Hoomans to TALK TO THE PAW! hehehehee!
We have a green man like your orange one. Our Mama is always sewing our toys back together. Snickers isn't really too bad with hers, but I Butchy destroy the squeakers right away and then start on the seams, hehehe. Mama said a quilt made of the plush toys would be a good quilt to give to doggie rescue places.
Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Pappy's Fella said...

I'm afraid I exhausted my sewing for the year on the earless dog, but it would certainly be virtuous to put together a quilt to be shredded by shelter dogs. I'll mention it to Pappy. He's really quite good with his paws.