June 13th 2012 10:41 am
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Mom says I'm a little strange, but I just call it unique:) When Mom and Dad first got me, they left me out of a crate the first few days while they at work, and they found that I only bothered a couple of their shoes. They found them laying in the middle of the floor. Since then, I am crated during the day, but they find that I do really like to pick up their shoes. Occasionally I chew the laces a little, or gnaw on the shoe (not too much), but usually they just find me laying with the shoe. Hugging it really. Now they put all their shoes either in closets or up off the floor, which I don't understand what the problem really is.
When I want attention and feel I'm not getting it, especially in the morning after Dad leaves for work and Mom's getting ready for work, I find I need some comfort. Instead of getting one of my stuffies or bones or other toys, I select things from the house. Yesterday I had Mom's fold up umbrella with me up on the loveseat. I was all curled up, just hugging it. Earlier that morning I had a pack of AA batteries sitting with me on my bed. Another day I was hugging an empty Gladware container. The one that made Mom laugh the most though was the big, plastic watering can. I had brought it up on the couch with me and was laying there with it. There's also been sunglasses, my leash (which I love to chew leashes!!), bills that need paid, and a gardening gnome statue. Mom says I have strange taste in woobies! I think she's being a little judgemental--who says a watering can doesn't make a good woobie??????
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A woobie is in the eye of the beholder Sherman. And I say if a big ol' plastic watering can makes you feel all warm & fuzzy, then good for you!
Perhaps you're being exceptionally practical & testing as many items as possible before you settle on the perfect thing. Thoroughness is a good trait! Personally, I like being an odd duck...normal is highly over rated. Not to mention boring. :-)
You keep searching & I know you'll hit the jackpot soon enough!
I have a really simple tip for Mum and Dad.... get tidier ! Batteries.. fine to cuddle... actually can be lethal if chewed. Maybe you are helping them to be tidier? Shoes put away in the closet.... now there is a novel idea....!!! Maybe that is your Mission.... "Get The Folks to Pick Up and Hang Up "
Grins....... as to cuddling other stuff... yep.. whatever makes you feel GOOD !
Have to ask Muffin this though.... "What's "normal" ?? LOLLLL
Flicka, that's what I say too!! Hee-hee, Mom sure picks up her shoes now! When she opens up her closet with the shoes, and of course I'm standing right there with her, my eyes get HUGE! Boy! All those shoes and I can't have any of them?? My general rule is that if it's on the floor at doggie level, it's mine!! Except for the cat's toy that's up on the bed, I think that should be mine too. I steal it whenever given the chance!