Monday, June 16, 2014

Toys My Dog Destroys: Armadillo

Unfortunately, there's not much to the tale of armadillo. I bought him in a fit of nostalgia. "Major is a Texas dog," I said to myself. "A Texas dog deserves an armadillo." Besides, the armadillo was cute, and, as I've said before, I like the larger toys because they're easier to throw.

Here's armadillo right before I gave him to Major on the afternoon of 5/27/14:

The following morning, on 5/28/14, as we were playing tug-of-war, Major ripped a hole in armadillo:

It was all over in a matter of minutes after that:

Note: the white thing by the table leg is the squeaker.

Total destruction

Major usually continues to play with his toys even after he's torn them apart, so I didn't throw armadillo away until 6/12/14. However, in truth, he stopped playing with him as soon as he'd desiccated him. Here's armadillo before I threw him away:

When I lived in Texas, I saw a few armadillos
on the side of the road that looked like this.

I bought armadillo for $8.00 at a major pet store retailer. He lasted less than a day. I think I've learned my lesson now. No more purchasing larger toys, no matter how easy they are to throw.


Patricia said...

Armadillos by the side of the road that look like that. Hah! Poor armadillos.

Maybe you should buy the bigger toys at Goodwill. They usually have tons of stuffed animals that would fit the bill as dog toys.

balyien said...

I don't know if you've ever seen the movie "Rango," but there's a run-over armadillo in it and that's pretty much what every armadillo I ever saw in Texas looked like, haha.

And that's a great idea re: getting stuffed animals from Goodwill. Thanks!