Thursday, January 6, 2011

List of Destruction

A while back, I saw a blog entry on Dogster that asked folks to write down their dog's "list of destruction."  My basenji, Tank, was 16 months young at the time, and already he had quite a good list going: 
  • Carpet in the front room, and various other holes in other rooms
  • Hearing protection ear muffs
  • Hats: Ball Cap (2-3), Canvas Sun Hat
  • Bed Sheets
  • Hair clip
  • Dr. Seuss book
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Cell phone
  • Couch
  • Pillows (x4)
  • Sleeping bags (working on 2 and 3)
  • Towels
  • Plastic lids (3)
  • Pens (~8)
  • Pencils (~5)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Quilt and comforter
  • BRAT cookbook
  • Computer Power cords (x3)
  • 50 ft. extension cord
  • Window sill
  • Watch
  • Paraffin Oil Candle (that was a big bad)
  • Leopard bed (my first bed!)
  • Gizzle's Bedding
  • Lots of leashes, collars and harnesses
  • Oven mitts

After I wrote down this list, I remember saying that Tank was not a destructive Basenji! Well, he never really destroyed anything out of bad behavior, so to speak, he was always good natured about it, and he did it all while we were home (he was crated when we were gone). Tank turned 4 years old on Dec. 31, 2010, and his list has certainly expanded since this was first written, but to this day I still would not call him a destructive boy... we love him more for it, probably.
-Wendy Hodges

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I supposed when we say "non-destructive", we have to put that in Basenji terms. I say Whiskey is a non-destructive puppy, but that's only if his favorite things (remotes, shoes, wireless mouse) are kept out of his reach.

    When Ike was a puppy, he destroyed a book called "So Your Dog's Not Lassie".