Sunday, September 2, 2007

My Furry Toddler

This is 'Nuk. 'Nuk is five, going on 2.5 in people years. She likes boxes. Actually, she likes all things cardboard. However, boxes are special to her.

Not very often does she stick her head in them, though. This box is very special. Can you guess why?

Is she weird? I mean, does anyone else have a dog that tears strips off boxes...and then tears up the little strips...? I suppose I should be grateful that she's drawn to cardboard rather than socks or small children.

Not much distracts 'Nuk from her objective. What is it about cardboard that makes her want to destroy it? Really, I'm perplexed. It's strange. Strange like how Raiden used to play with spoons strange.

See?! Little tiny bits of torn - not chewed - cardboard. Between the box bits and the hair (did I forget to mention that 'Nuk is currently blowing her coat?) it's like having a toddler all over again: Constant vigilance required to keep the floor hazard free.


jugglingpaynes said...

I've heard this description of dogs before. Friends of ours have a beagle. Beagles are apparently notorious for chewing and eating everything. Last week she ate something that ended her up in the emergency vet clinic. She's OK, but it's the same situation of having to watch her constantly.
Whereas us cat owners just have to deal with a constant barrage of teen attitude and entitlement. ;o)
Peace and Laughter,

justjen said...

Hey Bonni,
our Gumdrop does the same thing. It's amazing the tiny pieces she can break boxes down to. Thankfully she doesn't eat them! Lots of "fun" to clean up. It's like having toddlers around all the time.
Cheers, Jennifer