She Won’t Want it Back Now


Dogs. Whatever possessed us to get dogs?

I’m upstairs, sorting the laundry, while Cai and Fergus are bopping around the living room. Growls, grunts, the occasional yip, a few full-out barks, some slurpy licking.

Wait a minute. That slurpy licking sound, what is it?

Oh, right, it’s one of the yarn swatches I’ve made recently. I hand the swatches over to Cuca as cat toys, but the dogs eventually appropriate them as chewies. Most of these ersatz chewies are in the garbage can by now.

Downstairs I waddle, laundry basket on hip, to find Fergus with one of E.g.’s new, hand-made-by-moi, crocheted slippers in his mouth.

“Fergus, that’s NOT a chew toy.” Taking the slipper from him, I’m about to set it and the other slipper in the coat closet when I notice that one of the ankle patches is missing.

And I can’t find it anywhere.


10 Responses to She Won’t Want it Back Now

  1. Well, I assume people get dogs for companionship. For me, I’ve stayed away from pets, animals and plants because of time constraints and lack of patience. Actually, I have patience but my tolerance is what needs work.

    I’d say that patch might actually be in a stomach or chewed to a point that doesn’t resemble its original make.

  2. Alyson says:

    I’m glad it’s black – it might exit less obtrusively than bright red.

  3. lavenderbay says:

    Shelters are filled with animals who turned out to be too much for their owners to handle, Urban Thought; there’s nothing wrong with knowing your limits. But you’re right, we have our furchildren for their delightful companionship, and some of their most mischievous moments can be the source of the funniest and warmest memories — once we’re over the mess they made. 😉

    Actually, Alyson, it’s bright pink. I haven’t photographed E.g.’s pair of slippers yet.

  4. hello lavenderbay its dennis the vizsla dog hay i hav also ben told that shooz and slippers are not choo toyz but like fergus i beleev this noshun to be inkorrekt ha ha ok bye

  5. lavenderbay says:

    You may have something there, Dennis. Do you think it’s stubbornness or short attention spans that keep us humans from understanding what you dogs try to teach us?

  6. Gina says:

    Hay, I never thought of crochet or knitted things for cats. Boo, do you want mom to crochet you a toy? 😉

  7. lavenderbay says:

    That would be a great idea, Gina! You could — wait a minute, did you just call yourself Boo’s mom? 😀

  8. almostgotit says:

    ‘least it’s ROUND. Less likely to get stuck that way. You may see it again soon and wish you didn’t.

  9. Well of course what popped into my mind (as it did for some of the folks who commented above) is that the ankle patch was consumed, of course. If it was made from natural fiber, definitely should not be a problem — I mean for the doggie — but if it was synthetic fiber, well, let’s just hope it ‘passes through’ before long so that it doesn’t plug up the works. Veterinary medical imaging is SO expensive…


  10. lavenderbay says:

    I once had a cat who swallowed a threaded needle, Almostgotit. He was a fairly furry fellow, and I was never so glad to see anything in my life as I was to find that hair-wrapped needle in the litterbox. The metal had turned black, and the eye was broken. Street kitties rule!

    Luckily it was real wool, Bobbie. One more reason to “go natural”, I guess!

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