i knew that when choi boy came home, piper would be confused by the toys that would suddenly be strewn around our house. after all, all the toys that were in the house previous to choi boy's arrival had been hers.
over the years, the amount of toys she was allowed to have drastically decreased because she would tear everything to shreds and we were tired of wasting our money on dog toys that she would annihilate within minutes. seriously, the hubs and i would take bets on how long new toys would last. i think the average survival time was 17 minutes. stuffed animals dog toys have been strictly forbidden as the pipe got into the brutal habit of beheading and mutilating them. so sad.
so, it was only a matter of time before piper got into some of choi boy's toys (how's that for rhyming?)...
yesterday, while cleaning up, here's what i found:
would you like to see some close ups of the damage?
i knew you would.
first up, we have a board book, baby signs for mealtime.
does anyone else think it's crazy that the *one* book piper decided to tear into was a book about food?! i tell you, my dog's a genius.
next, we have a wooden puzzle piece:
sadly, this had to go into the trash after i took this because it was so badly splintered.
methinks perhaps piper was trying to learn signs and shapes by way of ingestion. you know, like martha and the alphabet soup?
well, that or piper just likes chomping on wood and ripping paper.
nah, it's gotta be the former.
and finally, the little people farm horse. look closely at the mane:
i think piper was feeling a bit jealous of/inferior to the horse.
don't worry, even after all this destruction (which is just the first of much to come, i'm sure), choi boy and piper are still best buds:
i see this at least 20 times a day. it's so sweet. it's part hug, part lean, part trying to mount and ride piper.
i'm thinking of buying a small saddle. maybe piper can make up for the destruction by becoming an actual toy for choi boy.
anyone know where i can find one?