Friday, May 11, 2007

Battle of the Beasts

I feel bad for little Chumley. It's been almost a year since Wrigley swallowed one of Chum's favorite mouse toys so since then Chumley has been void of all his toys. We just didn't want to take another chance so everything Chum had has been hidden out of sight. Chumley will find other things to play with, mostly items taken from the garbage. He loves to play with q-tips, crumpled receipts and even the little paper tags the dry cleaners put on dress shirts. And when I'm working on a latest creation at the dining room table, he's always right there with me ready to dive into all the craft baskets and boxes. The other day he found this blue pipe cleaner and has been carrying it around with him non stop. He puts it in his food bowl and eats with it and even brings it up to bed with him and sleeps next to it.

Wrigley watches intensely as Chumley throws the pipe cleaner high into the air, catches it, then runs off with it in his mouth. Chumley can play like this for hours, he still acts like a kitten sometimes. Chumley also likes to taunt and tease Wrigley. He'll bring the pipe cleaner right to the cut out door and sit back and watch as Wrigley tries to wedge his fat head through the door to grab it. Wrigley tries a few different tactics. He'll lay down and pretend to act uninterested in the game...


And then Chumley will get up and bring the pipe cleaner closer to the door and then all at once Wrigs pops up and a fight ensues...


This time, Wrigley emerged victorious.


Wrigley is not letting the pipe cleaner out of his sight! After several moments of chewing it, nudging it around with his nose and then laying on top it, he tires out and naps next to it. Who knew a silly pipe cleaner could be so much fun?


Mind you, Wrigley has a basket of 30+ toys but this stupid blue pipe cleaner is the hot ticket in this house. Chumley watches from afar as Wrigley is having the time of his life with HIS new toy. Feeling bad for Chum, I try and take it from Wrigs. He's not giving in so easily...


With the help of my husband, we chase and corner Wrigs and struggle to get to the pipe cleaner. Wrigs chomps down several times and tries to hide the pipe cleaner as far back in his throat as possible. I'm finally able to pry open his jowls and remove the soggified pipe cleaner. He is NOT happy with us...


But someone else sure is!!! Even though he still looks pissed off in the photo.

1 comment:

Christina Shaver said...

These two sound like Tyler and Evan. I swear. They both have gates on their rooms and Evan's always dangling his toys over the gate to try to get Tyler to take it. When Tyler finally does, Evan goes nuts and trying to pry it away from Tyler gets him all pissed. Too funny!!!! haha.