Monday, February 16, 2015

Toys My Dog Destroys: Green Grateful Dead Bear

Okay, so she’s not really a Grateful Dead Bear, but her color reminded me of those iconic bears, hence the nickname. I gave her to Major on January 11, 2015. Here are her pre-destruction pics:

He got the stuffing out of her body that very same day:

Here he is with his conquest:

This scene struck me as particularly sad. Here is Green Bear next to one of the cat's toys:

Despite removing all of the stuffing out of the body, Major continued to play a lot with Green Bear. This was by far one of his favorite toys. He's always had trouble getting the stuffing out of toys' heads; he just can't seem to finesse it out. However, on January 15, he busted into Green Bear's head:

Even after de-stuffing her head, he continued to play with her a lot. She was good for throwing and playing tug-of-war. Some time during the week of January 26, he pulled off one of her legs while we were playing tug-of-war. I didn't take a picture at the time because I was sick that week. After that, he continued to play with her, and sometimes with just her leg. Hilariously, the cat sometimes played with her torn-off leg as well. Here is the leg before I threw it away:

And here is all of Green Grateful Dead Bear before I threw her away on February 11:

I bought her for $2.50 at a major pet store retailer. She lasted only one month, but she was well worth the money because Major absolutely loved her.


Patricia said...

Isn't it funny how they really cotton to some toys? My brother's dog always had a "baby" (I think they were stuffed sheep) to chew on. My mom would give him a new one when one got really worn (he just liked to chew on it, not tear it apart) and he would still look for the old one.

balyien said...

Well, I had my favorite toys when I was a kid that I loved even after they fell apart, so I suppose it makes sense. I sort of with I hadn't thrown away Green Bear. He turned his new toy into a rag within several hours and I don't have any back-ups.