Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bird dog

Can't you just hear him promising not to pull the stuffing out of his new ducky?

A couple hours later he's apologetic almost.

First to go was one of the pretty orange feet; then he attacked the seam and pulled all the innards out, including the squeaky bits. All that's left now is some stuffing in the very tip of the beak that he can't seem to get to.

Dead duck.

And I thought Labs were prized for their *soft* mouths?



Rabbits' Guy said...

Part Rabbit??

Susan Gets Native said...

I wonder what a real duck would look like after Luka was done with it.
Not pretty.

Anonymous said...

Too funny! I used to get dead duck toys for my labs. Now, I get dead rodent toys for Ruby. :) They last about as long as well.

Jayne said...

Tee hee hee.... that Luka is a creative boy!

Laura said...

Ha! I haven't found a single toy that my 1-yr-old lab Woody doesn't destroy within 30 minutes. Even the supposedly indestructible rubber ones get torn to pieces.

KGMom said...

Oh, Luka--you do make me smile.
Ever since I read about you--from puppyhood until now. . .you make me smile.
Not sure that you make Mom do the same--but those of us from a distance can :-)

bobbie said...

Poor duck. That top picture is super

NCmountainwoman said...

That look is so familiar. At first so proud to have a new toy. Then almost as proud to have destroyed it. I loved the post!

Floridacracker said...

Now THAT is one beautiful pup! So funny and familiar. Bear has a new duck toy also and it is missing parts too.

The humorist, Lewis Grizzard, once wrote of his Lab Catfish that, "For the first year of their life, the labrador retriever is the most destructive force on earth" (or something to that effect, it's been a while.
I love the precious "please try and take it" look on the bottom pic.

RuthieJ said...

Luka's fur is so shiny and soft looking! At least he had fun with the duck for a little while.

Carolyn H said...

My dogs are happy as soon as they've pulled the squeaky thing out of their toys. If I get a toy without a squeaky thing, they hate it. If I give them a toy with a squeaky thing, it provides lots of entertainment right up until the moment when the squeaky thing is out. Then they're done with it.

Carolyn H.

Cindy said...

too cute and all too familiar- Phoebe is going on 4 (and also is supposed to have a 'soft mouth') but she would eat that duck in a heartbeat before you could take photos.. the only toys she has now are nylabones.. I call her goatdog, our trashcans are just decorations because she'd eat everything/anything we put in them..
can see the mischief in his eyes :)

LauraHinNJ said...

Rabbit's Guy: Pfft... the bunnies prefer the floorboards.

Or my books.

Susan: This duck was actually a gift from last xmas that I'd saved until he was more *mature*.


Liza: Dead gophers for Ruby?

Jaybe: I didn't post the pic of him with the DH's flashdrive dangling from his jowls.


Laura: Yeah... those Kong toys are good.. I tuff them with carrots when I crate him for work. They're tough!

Tried them?

KGMom: He does make me smile! But then he hasn't destroyed anything really important yet. Plus, he's a real love.


Bobbie: He loves to pose!

NCMountainWoman: Funny how they're so determined to destroy things!

FC: Ha! "Try and steal it from me" is another favorite game, of course.

Ruthie: Yep... kept him out of other trouble.

Carolyn: I pull things from him long before that point... afraid that he'll eat or choke on whatever bits are left.

Crazy dogs.

Cindy: Trashcans?


Ours are all hidden away or up out of reach. Luka loves trash-digging!

dguzman said...

They make doggie toys without stuffing in them now--maybe you could try those?

Mary said...


mon@rch said...

cute bird dog . . . :)

Jenn said...

Oh, my terrier does this. We still have that same model de-stuffed duck, and it still shows up regularly for the head-shaking break-the-prey's neck rounds of play.

Good toy!