THE DOG DONE IT – Marilyn Armstrong

A few weeks ago, my very expensive kitchen scissors vanished. I was sure they would reappear, that they had maybe fallen under a cabinet or something. I decided it could not be the dogs because why would a dog be interested in scissors? They don’t have thumbs, so what could they do with them.

But today, the truth came to light.

Garry went to The Crate.

This where all three dogs “save” stuff. Toys, bits of wood, whatever things they’ve stolen (socks, slippers, hairbrushes, small blankets, odd items of clothing (underpants [mine are very popular]), plastic medicine bottles. Weirdly, they leave each others’ treasure alone and attack their own. Bonnie prefers soft things. Gibbs like anything which squeaks — except balls which he totally doesn’t get — and mess with their own stuff. Except for food.

If it’s edible, first jaws get the bite.

So it was obvious that the crate was overflowing and Garry decided to clean it out. He found lots of stuff including the usual empty plastic medicine bottles (gnawed), with or without lids. Old mail. Not so old mail. And half of the missing scissors with a chewed-up handle.

These were expensive scissors that were designed to come apart for cleaning, so I’m pretty sure the other half is somewhere. As are a few of my missing socks, underwear, and at least one nightgown.

1/2 of a pair of scissors

I’m not even sure how the Duke — it had to be the Duke because I doubt either Bonnie or Gibbs would want the scissors — I didn’t think it was any of the dogs. I was blaming gremlins, pixies, brownies, and other house elves.

Maybe The Duke IS a gremlin. Or at the very least, a house elf. That would explain a lot.



Categories: Animals, dogs, Humor, Pets, Photography

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34 replies

  1. Why do you need an expensive pair of scissors when you have a dog who can (and will) chew through literally everything? Maybe Duke should be renamed Ginsu….

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  2. Well, at least that part of the mystery is solved … the ‘why’ of will never be though. 🙂

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  3. He really did a number on those scissors.
    Leslie

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  4. Get yourselves a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They don’t do that. They just play and sleep a lot. Stuffed animals are their only kennel-mates. 🤗

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  5. This is so funny but not really surprising. Dogs think differently to humans

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  6. I think the Duke is certainly an elf or a gremlin who has taken another form. I’m just glad he didn’t hurt himself with those.

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  7. My Benny does just the same, except he uses a scattergun approach to concealment, there’s no reason!!

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  8. At least they seem to appreciate quality

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  9. Maybe he wanted the scissors to cut your night gown and make it his size! 😂

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