The New Monster

November 14th, 2008

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

Entry:
mon·ster
Pronunciation:
\ˈmän(t)-stər\
Function:
noun
1 a: an animal or plant of abnormal form or structure b: one who deviates from normal or acceptable behavior or character 2: a threatening force 3 a: an animal of strange or terrifying shape b: one unusually large for its kind 4: something monstrous ; especially : a person of unnatural or extreme ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty 5: one that is highly successful
Okay, so maybe “monster” is a bit strong, but I liked that pair of Vans, my comforter, and our Apple TV remote.  I’ll take a step back.  My wife and I recently brought home a two-year-old black lab + cattle dog mix from the Seattle Animal Shelter named “Kona.”  Honestly, all things considered, he’s a really well behaved dog and we couldn’t be happier.  He seemed mellow enough, so we started to let him have run of the apartment while we were at work.  At first it was funny how we would come home to find little piles of our shoes over by his bed or on our couch.

Shoes

Then, one day we came home to find our Apple TV remote destroyed.

Okay, no big deal.  We can replace that.  Then, a couple days later we came home to find one of my Vans, a notebook, and a pair of sunglasses destroyed (not pictured since we were so amazed I forgot to grab my camera).  We tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, and thought it was because he ran out of rawhide during the day, but then he decided to pull the filling out of our comforter.

Maybe he just needs more playdates…

Well, I’m headed into the office to work on #5 in the above definition.  We’ll see what he destroys today…