Hey ladies and gents. Sinclair here. J let me take over the blog to talk about the most important thing in my small little world: toys. You see, I have a serious love affair with toys, as she mentioned during yesterday’s introductions. All kinds of toys: squeaky, rope, plush, plastic – you name it, I play with it.
My version of playing is as follows: total and complete destruction. Yep, you heard me. I like to rip, shred, chew, and gnaw the toys I get my paws on. Temporary-FosterMama (TFM) gave me a lobster rope toy, and like a true Mainer I started with the claws first.
Now you might look at these
incriminating adorable photos and think, “He is so destructive!” BUT, think again – this sort of playing with toys is very good for me! Let me explain to you why. First of all, giving me toys to chew on means that what I’m NOT doing is chewing on your shoes. The best way to prevent me (or whatever doggy) from chewing up things they’re not supposed to is to provide them with alternatives! I was so busy ripping the limbs off Mr. Lobster that the couch didn’t even interest me (not that it normally would because I don’t chew things I’m not supposed to, but to some dogs the couch and other non-edible things are simply deeeeelicious).
While I was deep in the La La Land of Squeaky Toy Destruction, TFM kept talking about this thing called in-rich-mint. TFM says in-rich-mint is something that makes my little doggy brain work and concentrate really hard on something. That is exactly what I do when I destroy toys: I lie there for hours meticulously ripping and pulling at my toys, planning exactly which piece of string to pick apart next. I work really hard to be the best Captain Destructo I can be. You give me a strong rope toy to work on and disassemble for thirty minutes and I am straight exhausted after that. Like seriously, give me a NAP!!!
So next time you think toy destruction is a bad thing, think again! It might be saving your pup from serious boredom – or, better yet, it might be saving your throw pillows from an unfortunate demise ;-)
If you are interested in adding Sinclair and his sonar ears into your family, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application on the Jasmine’s House website.