This is sort of a reverse classified ad. We’re not looking for a dog to hire. We’re looking for a company to hire our dog.
Such a sweet face. It belies the truth…
Cooper is the most destructive dog ever. Not, like, compared to his brothers. Compared to all dogs. Thankfully, he outgrew turning that destructive energy onto things around the house and, instead, laser-focused on destroying toys.
He thinks it’s his job to take a toy and shred it to pieces as quickly as possible. And he does. He shreds every single toy as soon as you hand it to him, even any toy labeled as “indestructible.” Which is why I’m hoping a dog toy company wants to hire The Most Destructive Dog to be their official toy tester! 🙂
What makes him a good candidate for the job?
Well, for one thing, he ripped apart not one but two Zogoflex toys. In 2011, at just under a year old, he shredded an entire Kong. In fact, he served as product tester that year for three “puppy” products that were sent our way. None made it past a single afternoon.
Tennis balls are skinned and the rubber broken into chunks in mere minutes.
These Kong balls stood up better than most. Well, the orange one did. The purple he dispatched immediately because it had a long seam down one side. The reason the orange one lasted? He liked carrying it around. At least for a day. Then he decided to remove the internal tennis ball, which lasted about as long as the ball in the above pic.
Et tu, rope toy?
Emmett loves stuffed toys. Loves ’em. Especially hedgehogs. But we have to hide his toys and only let them play when Cooper’s at doggy daycare, or else they get shredded. Heck, he can shred two at once.
The boy loves his toys. For two seconds. Then they must die.
We’ve purchased all the innovations, too: multi-layered reinforced seams, firehoses, seatbelts, kevlar, all of it. Nothing lasts.
So, I think a toy company should hire Cooper! He can put your toys through the wringer and those that pass – which, so far, we haven’t encountered a passing toy – will get a “Cooper Proof” seal of approval!
Any takers? He works for cheap!
Are your dogs toy destroyers like Cooper? Or can they hang onto one favorite, like Emmett’s stuffed hedgehog, for a long time? Do you collect buckets of squeakers and stuffing to re-purpose like I do?