Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Daisy the Stringer

on March 22, 2011

I feel like I’ve been away from WordPress forever! I’ve had a heavy out-of-town work load over the past few days (even over the weekend!) and didn’t get a chance to post or visit my blog buddies.

Now I’m about to embark on a couple of big new projects. When it rains, it pours.

There's no better way to end the day than with a good pajama string!

Anyway, we freelance writers are referred to in several different ways, depending on the types of publications we’re writing for. We’re called freelance journalists by some, contributors by others, contributing editors by bigger publications. And newspapers who use us regularly as correspondents refer to us as “stringers”.

Daisy is a different kind of “stringer”.

Daisy loves strings. Loose strings hanging from her blanket, drawstrings on hoodies or pajama bottoms, strings we use to tie newspaper bundles for recycling – you name it, if it’s got a string, she’ll go after it. She’ll see it even if it’s the finest, thinnest string made by man.

And if there’s no string to be found, she’ll create one from something that has intact sewing. That’s not so good.

Sometimes we hear chewing sounds coming from Daisy and it looks like she’s chewing air. Just lying there, making

She's "in the zone" - look at those little teeth go!

these huge chewing motions as if she’s got an ox bone in her mouth. That’s when we have to high-tail it over to her because we know she’s gotten hold of thread, and something somewhere is coming apart.

Then comes the search to match the thread color to something in the house in case we need to repair it – usually it’s one of her toys or a blanket, but you never know. Because sometimes it’s one of OUR blankets, or even worse, clothing. That’s pretty infrequent….so far….

In this house, you could say that the sound of Daisy “air-chewing” is like a fire alarm going off in a firehouse. It’s like a call to arms. The Call of the Stringer.

9 responses to “Daisy the Stringer

  1. granny1947 says:

    Hello RD…Jasmine is not really into string but she kept a piece of rope for ages…it was her favoutite toy for months.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I can understand a dog enjoying a good chew on a piece of rope – at least it’s giving them that resistance they like so much. But string??!? She can’t possibly even feel that between her jaws! LOL

  2. Judy says:

    String is not such a bad thing to chew…. Tiffy has become fond of chewing nerf darts…not so good. Then she gets a belly ache, recovers and does it again. We now have to hide the nerf darts from her. Hard to do with two boys who frequently play with their nerf guns in the house:)

    • raisingdaisy says:

      String wouldn’t be bad if it didn’t have a tendency to clump up in the stomach and cause a blockage if too much of it is ingested at once. That’s what we’re afraid of. We sure can’t figure what the attraction is though!

  3. The first photo of Daisy is so cute. I immediately pictured her drinking a milkshake out of a red straw! That’s exactly what it looks like to me!

    Good luck with your upcoming projects!!

  4. Barb says:

    I thought exactly the same before I read the post! It looks like she’s enjoying a drink through a red straw!
    Seriously, string can cause problems if Daisy swallows it, so the best thing to do is to try and get her out of that habit – for her own safety.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Yes, I agree. We’re not happy with this string fascination of hers. We try to stay vigilant so she doesn’t have a chance to swallow any and we cut those we find hanging from her blankets. We’re not sure what else to do to get her to stop. This dog is a full-time job! LOL

  5. granny1947 says:

    Oy…where is your post?

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