|Who me?! A used tissue and dirty sock thief?! You've got the wrong dog!|
|Blurry photo="crazy horse" head whipping action is taking place (notice the white streak in the middle)|
I realized the full extent of Athena's used paper product obsession the other day when my mom and I took her on a walk. As we were crossing a busy street (at a designated crosswalk where 4 lanes of traffic had to stop for us to cross--which means people were watching us) a used tissue just happened to blow right past Athena's face. You better believe it that Athena pulled me in the other direction to try and "catch" the tissue! As this was a very unsafe situation, I used the "leave it" command over and over and pulled Athena back in the direction that we were walking. Luckily she quickly forgot about the tissue.
So, I googled "my dog likes used tissues" and this is clearly a normal fetish for many dogs. I saw from this search that many people's dogs actually eat the tissue...we have yet to have Athena ingest any paper products because we usually get them out of her mouth before she can destroy them. We are pretty sure that she has come to associate getting a used tissue with us "trading" her for a very yummy treat (usually an unhealthy Milkbone-- her absolute favorite).
Next I googled, "my dog likes dirty socks" and this is an equally searched topic ("my dog smells like a dirty sock" was also represented in this search....gross).
|I won't let my mom get one unblurry picture because I am just so excited to have this dirty sock in my mouth!|
As we work to remove all used tissue and dirty sock temptation from our house, we would like to know if your dogs have similar fetishes? What have you done to get your dog to stop searching for these "off limits" items in your house?