Monday, January 22, 2007

The Sacred Bunny

Sacred BunnyLike many of his pooch peers, Pappy is a stuffed toy destroyer. His principal focus on receiving a new toy is to play with it briefly, followed by a process of getting everything on the inside to the outside-- starting with the squeaker before moving on to the fluffy stuff.

This is true for most toys except this bunny. It seems to have profound religious significance in his cosmology. He plays with it almost tenderly, and never enters the normal "let's-start-tearing-it-apart-and-pulling-out-the-stuffing" portion of his program. He used to have a stuffed leopard-skin bone that occupied this divine position for months, but he started pulling out it's innards a little while ago. He must have had a crisis of faith and changed denominations.


Gus said...

We have an ongoing debate here about my need for "cute" and their need for durable. I think they are winning.

Gussie's muzzer

3dogcache said...

Hmm, bunny worship. Maybe you should call in an exorcist...can be a dangerous thing that bunny worship.

Pappy's Fella said...

I think it was you or Butchy who recommended Kahuna toys. Tried a lookalike, but Pappy demolished it.

Rather than an exorcist, I think you are looking for the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Finnegan said...

I have several fuzzy "cute" toys that I do not fully destroy. I do prefer to play with a toy after another dog has slobbered over it. In fact, my human auntie had her Great Dane play with a fuzzy bear squeaky toy before she mailed it across country to me for x-mas. It was AWESOME.

macgoogle said...

Dad: Ha ha ha - a Monty Python reference...
Texas: Yeah, I am treating Santa softly...but now he doesn't talk so it's not as much fun.
Mum: Thank goodness...
Texas: You know, it's been a while since I have had a toy to destroy...I am trying hard with that red bone but it's really tough.
Mum and Dad: Thank goodness for tough toys. :)

Love and Licks,
Texas (and his humans).

Scrappy said...

I have a couple of stuffed soft toys that I just cuddle with too. But, I also have lots of body bits from demolished toys I like to play fetch with that freaks my mom out. Nothing like a limb dropped in her lap to get her to play fetch.

Tail wags

Pappy's Fella said...

Pappy understands the slobber factor. He won't even look twice at a dry tennis ball.

Pappy seems to derive such a sense of satisfaction from destuffing a toy- he just wags and wags his tail when we walk up to him in his circle of manmade materials. We couldn't deprive him.

I'm so proud! Really, I feel some tears coming on.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I have a lavender penguin that is "cherished" - at least for now. He will ssomeday be disemboweled.

Bussie Kissies

Pappy's Fella said...

Our greatest figures often fail us; feet of clay, and all that. It's only right that we should eat them.

Habca & Miriam said...

Hey Pappy, I just had a look at your blog after a couple of days and found you are also talking about toy-destruction. This is funny. I just posted about my destroyed toys. And Mc Coy ( has written about it recently, too. Seems really to be an important feature of a dog's life.

Pappy's Fella said...

Destroyed toys are everywhere-- just check some of the wire-haired terrier blogs. What's truly unique about this posting is that it has an undestroyed toy.