THE KILLING FIELDS OF EASTON – BY TOM CURLEY

WARNING: The images in this post are graphic! They may be disturbing to … well … everybody.

I didn’t want to write this blog. But last week Garry posted MASSACRE AT FURRY TOY PASS.   It made me realize if he was brave enough to tell the truth, I guess I should do the same.

Dogs are Man’s Best Friends. We all know that. We love them. They love us back.

They help the blind.

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wisegeek.org

They serve in the military.

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americanthinker.com

They rescue us in times of disaster.

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manchester.fire.uk.gov

And they’re just so damn cute!

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inspirationseek.com

But there’s another side to this story. A dark side.  A side seen only by the victims. Yes, dogs are man’s best friend. But what if you’re not a man? What if you’re… a dog toy?

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everafterguide.com

Our oldest dog, Lexi, has dozens of toys.

Only one is shown here
Only one is shown here

She’s had them for years. Then, about two months ago, we got Remy.

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Remy

One of the first things she noticed was the big pile of doggie toys in the family room.

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She took each one out and threw it in the air and chased after it.

She did this all day until they’d all been thrown and chased. They were all over the room. At the end of her first day she fell asleep surrounded by all of her new friends.

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New friends

It was so damn cute.day-one-one

But then the next day came. I thought I’d heard odd sounds throughout the night. Ripping sounds. Tearing sounds. I assumed I was just imaging things. But then I went downstairs, there it was. The carnage!

Carnage!
Carnage!

They were everywhere. Strewn all over the floor.

More Carnage!
More Carnage!

Eviscerated husks lying there in limp testimony to an indifferent world, an uncaring universe. Victims of a monster who seems to take joy in vivisecting “animals of cloth”.

Carnage Close Up Shot
Carnage Close Up Shot

And the stuffing! God the stuffing! It was everywhere! The floor.

The Stuffing
The Stuffing

The couch.

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More Stuffing

And places that made no sense!

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???

How the hell did it get in the microwave? I put in a cup of coffee!

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Ellin and I both tried to deny it. Ignore it. Pretend it didn’t happen. But like I said. It was everywhere!

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In the end we had to face the horror.

In retrospect we should have seen it coming. Lexie left most of the toys alone except for one. Blue Dog.

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It was her first toy and she took it with her everywhere. But as the months and years went by Blue Dog would lose a leg, or two legs. Or a nose.

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Ellin would patiently sew them back on. We thought it an act of kindness. Looking back, maybe we were enablers.

Strangely, the massacre only lasted a couple of days. Then it stopped. I don’t know why. Maybe they realized what they had done. What the cost was to them and to humanity.

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What Have I Done?

Who am I kidding? It’s probably because we haven’t bought them any new toys. We shouldn’t. They’re monsters. Slayers.

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But they’re just so damn cute.

35 thoughts on “THE KILLING FIELDS OF EASTON – BY TOM CURLEY

    • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 2:22 am

      It’s like Pixar made a horror movie!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Garry Armstrong February 11, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      The Good, The Bad And The Furry.

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      • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 2:53 pm

        Right. I should have more close up shots of just their eyes.

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    • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 2:24 am

      It’s worse than dog hair. It sticks to everything!

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      • Garry Armstrong February 11, 2017 / 2:34 pm

        Pancho, I reposted on my FB page with a “Dan Rather” intro.

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  1. Rich Paschall February 11, 2017 / 11:42 am

    After Bowling Green and perhaps all of Atlanta came Furry Toy Pass. Now this! It is just too much to handle. I must go for more coffee.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong February 11, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      The lying media are not even reporting the event! Shocking!

      Garry apparently needed to see the Atlanta massacre with his own eyes, because I caught him in the middle of the night watching “Gone With the Wind.”

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      • Garry Armstrong February 11, 2017 / 2:37 pm

        I needed to double check 45’s tweet about the recent invasion of Atlanta.

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      • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 3:01 pm

        Yeah. Where’s all the Fake News when you really need it?

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      • Rich Paschall February 11, 2017 / 7:40 pm

        No one has ever reported on that Atlanta wind thing.

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    • Garry Armstrong February 11, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      45 will tweet something about a ban on doggie toys.

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        • Garry Armstrong February 12, 2017 / 12:26 pm

          Rich, maybe 45 will meet Johnny Rocco and accompany him to Cuba. Depends on the Key Largo storm.

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    • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      It’ll take more than coffee to get those images out of my head.

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        • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 6:24 pm

          that assumes I’ve ever had a conscious mind.

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          • omniclassic February 12, 2017 / 2:00 am

            I’m willing to take a chance that you do.., or may have, at some point in your life.

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        • Garry Armstrong February 12, 2017 / 12:27 pm

          Maybe some sniffin’ glue…..

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  2. swo8 February 11, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    FBL ( fully belly laugh) dogs will be dogs.
    Leslie

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    • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      And they’re so damn cute.

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  3. Garry Armstrong February 11, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Pancho (Tom), we must continue to be vigilant to bring an end to this senseless violence. It hurts so bad because I really thought they were turning their lives around.

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    • tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      True. I thought maybe different types of toys were the answer. Got them cute bear made entirely out of rawhide. It was not pretty.

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      • Marilyn Armstrong February 11, 2017 / 4:28 pm

        I tried all Kong toys, but apparently they didn’t read the literature extolling how indestructible those toys were.

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  4. tomcurley1 February 11, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    All seriousness aside. Remy did stop ripping up toys after the first few days. I think it was anxiety. She was a rescue dog who’d been at a shelter for months and suddenly was in a new home. She seems much mellower now.
    Or is she?

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      • Garry Armstrong February 12, 2017 / 12:29 pm

        They play us like the educated idiots we are. Will they ever have enough?? Ask Johnny Rocco. Yeah!!

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