21 thoughts on “NOT THE REAL DEAL

  1. angloswiss September 16, 2017 / 12:58 am

    For the dogs there is no imitation. The only difference is that they don’t bark.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong September 16, 2017 / 1:02 am

      They have been tearing their toys to shreds. If they don’t stop, they aren’t going to have any toys and I mean won’t have any like the day after tomorrow. I have never successfully taught any dog ever to treat toys gently. Dogs that are toy rippers — and in this house, that would be Bonnie — they never quit. They rip, rend, tear until there’s nothing left but shreds of fabric. But they need the toys right now. It’s how they play and it’s a lot better than finding my shoes!

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      • Garry Armstrong September 16, 2017 / 12:52 pm

        The furry kids were in their “Delta Force” mode yesterday. Take no prisoners!!

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  2. judyt54 September 16, 2017 / 8:31 am

    If they like tough toys, what about a few pairs of thrift shop sneakers or loafers? Or is that cutting it too fine in the “mine and yours” department?


  3. evilsquirrel13 September 16, 2017 / 8:55 am

    That’s good to know that they’re not making stuffed animals with razor sharp teeth….. that would just be really creepy to have around the house!


    • Marilyn Armstrong September 16, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Don’t bet that they AREN’T making them with razor sharp teeth. Who knows what lies in the hearts of “toy” makers!


  4. swo8 September 16, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Your dogs sure have a lot of toys.

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    • lwbut September 18, 2017 / 2:08 am

      I’m guessing that’s because the toys have a VERY short lifespan and when they run out it’s ‘Sneaker time!’ 😉


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      • Marilyn Armstrong September 18, 2017 / 5:25 am

        Sneakers are a really BAD idea. Dogs can’t tell the difference between “their” shoes and yours. But I have to find something they will play with that won’t be trash in under an hour.


      • swo8 September 18, 2017 / 10:41 am

        good point…and it makes a lot of sense.

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  5. Paula September 16, 2017 / 11:57 am

    This entry has made me feel warm and smile. I am very thankful Marilyn.


    • Marilyn Armstrong September 16, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks Paula. I had some other ideas, but this was the most fun 🙂


  6. loisajay September 16, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I woman I work with just adopted a ‘baby’ German Shepherd. She has no more shoes. Pup is going to obedience school next week. I told her good luck with that.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong September 16, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      I was thinking of putting up sad pictures of our soon-to-be toy-free dogs, begging all of Facebook for toys because their parents are too poor to keep replacing them. Garry said they could be the Nigerian princes and princess of Facebook ragtag doggies. You think?

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      • loisajay September 16, 2017 / 7:37 pm

        Oh, yes. You should be getting an email from the prince of Nigeria very soon. Something about a very large cash deposit. Oh, wait. I think he want you to pay him!


  7. lwbut September 18, 2017 / 2:11 am

    Where does Duke stand in the toy-destroying spectrum?? Has he distracted Bonnie much from her day-job as Toy-Wrecker-in-Chief?? 🙂



    • Marilyn Armstrong September 18, 2017 / 5:02 am

      He helps Bonnie and Gibbs pull them to pieces. They each grab an end and keep pulling until the dastardly deed is done.

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