The other day I received mail.
|sniff*sniff Doesn't smell like treats...|
|"Welcome to #destructogang."|
I was quite surprised to receive it because there are so many truly talented dogs in #destructogang...dogs who can tear a toy up in a matter of seconds unlike me who generally doesn't shred toys unless they are round with green furry stuff on them (tennis, anyone?).
My talk about shredding tennis ball fluff was my "in" to #destructogang and I am a very proud member! Unfortunately, I have not had a tennis ball in my possession (for obvious reasons) for some time.
|Rockin' my member badge|
It is true that I rarely 'destroy' a toy 'completely' and have been known to keep my toys for a very long time. I admit, I still have the VERY FIRST toy that Ma ever gave me. It's 'my baby' and I sleep with it every night in my crate.
But you may have noticed I said "rarely destroy a toy completely". Oh, the toy may appear to be in good condition on the outside...but what about the squeaker or talk-box inside?!? Take this toy, for example:
|Moo-cow still looks in good condition...|
This occurs quite frequently. Everyone thinks the 'singing' or 'talking' toys will be such fun...and they are...the first time I play with them. *evil grin* They never 'sing' or 'talk' again after round one with me...the "fun" being removed by my strong terrier jaws.
If I do not give the toy a terrier shakedown like with Moo-cow, I just use my jaws to crush the 'sing' or 'talk' box to smithereens. I love things that go "CRUNCH"! Once crunched...it's dead...and my work on that toy is done.
I currently have four 'singing' or 'talking' toys in my toy box...none of which make the slightest of sounds anymore. I should probably pass those along to be destroyed on the outside by another member...which would make more room for new 'singing' or 'talking' toys for me to "de-bark", so to speak.