Toy stories

You met Bootsie. Somebody said Bootsie looked like a lamb. He’s not a lamb, he’s a poodle.

Bootsie and the whole gang

Bootsie and the whole gang

I’ll show you each one of my stuffed toys.

Ducky

Ducky

This is a good one. A duck with bunny slippers! Those dangly slippers are so much fun to grab with your teethies and fling around. I don’t know what happened to the eyes of one bunny.

Flopsy

Flopsy

Flopsy is some class of a rabbit and she stays on our bed most of the time. She’s jolly good fun to run after and drag around.

Red lion

Red lion

This lion was the very first toy that No. 1 ever got me. So many arms and legs, and so chewy!

Mr. Bun

Mr. Bun

Mr. Bun, Mr. Bun! Oh, the good times we’ve had. Of all the bunnies, you’re the most fun to beat up.

Mau-Mau

Mau-Mau

No. 1 brought this little guy home from a place called the Magic Kingdom. Mau-Mau is good for biting, shaking ferociously, and tossing in the air. He’s been decapitated twice and had his head sewn back on by No. 1.

Pinky

Pinky

Pinky has dangly feet, which is very good. He lost an ear in an unfortunate incident one day, when it was chewed off by some other dog that came visiting. It wasn’t me, I swear. It was that other dog. Really.

Purple Klingon

Purple Klingon

Aha! Finally I get to show those Klingons who’s boss! Take that, you purple fiend!

Spidie

Spidie

This spider has lots of legs, enabling one to get a good hold for the thrashing. This one usually hangs out under the sofa, where it is also excellent at gathering the dust bunnies.

Original Fetch

Original Fetch

When my humans took me home for the first time, my breeder mom sent me with a toy just like this one. It’s soft and chewy, it has a tail, and it has jingle bells inside it. No. 2 would yell, “Fetch!” and throw this across the room, and I would run like the dickens after it and bring it back.

The fetch is excellent for the hammer toss. The trick is to get ahold of it by the tail and swing it around in circles until maximum velocity is reached, then let it go. It flies like the wind! If you don’t let it go, you get the excellent game of ‘wappity-wap.’ Wappity! Wappity! Wappity wappity wap!

I wappitied that first fetch so many times that it wore out, and No. 1 made me a new one. She sewed it right on her sewing machine while I watched, can you believe how nice she is? She even put the jungle bells in. Then I wore out the second fetch, so she made me another one. The one in the picture is the third iteration. We still call it the Original Fetch, and of all toys, the original is still the best.

Woofs,
Willie

Posted: July 4th, 2011 under Fun things.

Comments

Comment from Toby
July 11, 2011 at 8:11 am

Hi Willie my friend,
You have a fine collection of toys!
Going back to the question of intelligence -Molly and I were put thro one of those tests. Over Xmas we were spending the day with friends who have 4 dogs and they had this complicatted gadget where you first show the dog where a treat was hidden and let us get it and then hide the treat somewhere else inside and see how long it takes to us to get it out. The labrador was the winner and I didn’t do very well – but then I was still a baby! But Molly (the gorgeous gentle King Charles Cavalier girl who has consented to let me live with her) – she’s nine – well she was the real winner ’cause she just sat and looked so sadly at the gadget and then at all the humans and waited until someone took pity and showed her where to find it like the first time. She said to me afterwards ….”Economy of effort my dear” …that was just before she went back to sleep!
Woofs from
Your No. 1 Fan …. Toby

Comment from No. 1
July 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Paws up Toby! No fair making you go against a big grownup lab when you were only a puppy. You should try again sometime. I applaud Molly’s strategy. It’s similar to mine. We’re both thinkers, I can tell.

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