Awwww November 4th – the Mystery of the Toys

November 4, 2009

Toys are a problem around here. There’s no shortage (heaven knows!), but things happen to toys. The big dogs de-stuff them and carry the carcasses for months. The puppies dump them in the water bowl. I rescue them and they dry on the back of the sink.

Toy Drying 11-4-09These should be back in commission by tomorrow afternoon

This afternoon everyone got out in front with the puppies.  While I was trying to put big dogs back and catch Holmes and Watson, Watson made a break back into the house and grabbed one of the carcasses.  I wonder for how long he had been plotting that move.

Watson stole a big dog toy 11-4-09Mine, mine, mine!

Crate practice 11-4-09I’ve put a crate in the puppy pen and when the boyz are all tuckered out (like they are now), they crawl in and take it for a test snooze.  This is good practice for little show dogs.  For now, the door is open and they can come and go, but their natural denning instinct will make this a safe haven for life.


  1. Shep says:

    Man… they’re just adorable! I amused myself today between writing orders for work watching them play with dad and romp around the yard.

    Go Watson go! 😉

  2. Alden says:

    I guess Watson’s my new “toy boy.”

  3. Tony says:

    Dixie has only 2 toys from her puppy-hood left. An indestructible kong & a stuffie dog which we call her teddy. For some reason she loves teddy & has never even tried to de-stuff him & has had him for nearly a year & a half now, unlike her many other stuffies that have met horrible de-stuffing deaths. All her newer toys are now kong type rubber things. Her teddy will be on display tomorrow in my Flat Tony Friday post

  4. Jeri says:

    I thought it was hilarious when I first put a crate (with no door) in the puppy pen and 6 of them promptly fell asleep inside it, piled on top of one another. It’s like they were just WAITING for their den, jeez! I also noticed that having it there kept Vegas from wandering around whimpering after everyone else fell asleep…he liked to sleep inside it, or crammed down between the x-pen and the crate. He really wanted to be someplace secure LOL.