Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

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

Oh Herbert, We Hardly Knew Ye…..

on August 11, 2014

Poor Herbert. He’s not half the snake he used to be. One night with Daisy and it was poor Herbert’s last hurrah.

Herbert had it all. Three LOUD, easy to activate squeakers and lots of fuzzies. It was love at first sight for Daisy….unfortunately for Herbert.



Daisy and Herbert were inseparable.

Hello my new friend! Let's see what you're all about!

Hello my new friend! Let’s see what you’re all about!

She poked his squeakers with her nose….

Poke - Squeak! Poke Poke - Squeak Squeak!

Poke – Squeak! Poke Poke – Squeak Squeak!

Rolled him around….



And then finally got down to business.

You're miinnnne!

You’re miinnnne!

The next thing we knew, the squeakers that promised to continue squeaking even after being punctured were squeaking no more. In fact, they were rattling. Very appropriate for a snake, it’s true, but not for a squeaker toy!

Then we found the inevitable trail of evidence….

Endless trails of Herbert fuzzies told the whole sordid tale.

Endless trails of Herbert fuzzies told the whole sordid tale.

….and discovered that Herbert had given his all for love.

He’s still with us, bless his tenacious little heart, but he’s a silent friend now.

Herbert, post massacre. The rest of him looks much worse.

Herbert, post initiation. The rest of him looks much worse.

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39 responses to “Oh Herbert, We Hardly Knew Ye…..

  1. We have a Herbert too, but he is red. I’ve got him from my brother Goose and he still squeaks….. even with holes in the squeakers and even with a removed eye…. ( I have no clue why my mom said: Howlelujah as she read about your silent Herbert)

  2. Mary says:

    Oh Daisy, don’t you like the squeakers? Poor Herbert just wanted to be friends.

  3. Will and Eko says:

    Tis better to have squeaked and lost than to never have squeaked at all.

  4. My son’s dog does this with anything squeaking toy and I find it just so funny to watch! Poor Herbert! I wonder what Daisy thinks now that he’s been “de-squeaked!” Does she in any way associate the fact that Herbert can’t speak with her previous actions? LOL! A lesson in consequences for being overly playful! 🙂 It might be interesting to see if she goes right for the squeaker on another toy, or if it was just about poor Herbert!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Daisy’s always gone right for the noise-making part of any toy. She loves the squeaking or crunching or rattling sounds, but that just makes her play with them all the harder. She’s an interesting little girl! 😉

  5. FleaByte says:

    Aw man! That poor snake. I’m sure he never saw it coming. I hope it was a painless death.

  6. I think we had that same toy! I gave it away though because someone told me that might encourage Mr. N to think that playing with snakes is OK.

  7. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man says:

    Oh, my sweet Daisy, you almost deaded that snake. We bet it is quieter around your place now that his squeaks and rattles have been surgically removed. lol Hugs and nose kisses

  8. Get that snake Daisy!

  9. http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/ says:

    I can’t get my dogs to realize there are consequences for their actions. If they destroy something, it is gone. Is that such a difficult concept?

    • raisingdaisy says:

      If Daisy’s any example, then yes it is! 😉 Daisy has been a toy destruction machine all four years of her life. Even Kongs and tiger-tested toys were destroyed by her in less than half an hour. And she’s only 15 pounds!!

  10. Barbara says:

    All I can say is Herbert is much loved!

  11. Kelley says:

    I had a dog that felt his entire mission in life was to de-squeak things. Mostly toys, but he did get a rat once. EWWW. TMI?

  12. Jessie James who live with Gram and Gramps loves squeekers too. The girls here don’t. Abbe on the other hand loves to destuff her poor rabbies (grey rabbits) with glee 🙂

  13. optie says:

    Milo also destroys every toy that comes his way, I swear he thinks that’s what he’s meant to do with them. Poor Ozzy has no more toys left because Milo tears everything apart. We’ve just accepted that that’s what he does while giving thanks that he does not try to destroy anything beloning to us.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s true, Optie, though Daisy did destroy a few of our things when she was a puppy – including a table. It’s much better now that she focuses on her toys!

  14. kolytyi says:

    Oh, poor Herbert! I think after this he rues the day when he arrived at your house and hasn’t been depurrrted to the North Pole by Purrrrime Ministerettes Shiva and Jaya from http://shivaandjaya.wordpress.com!

  15. Misaki says:

    Oh dear poor Herbert

  16. LOL glad to see Daisy hasn’t lost any of her talent for destroying toys!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      We thought she’d calmed down a bit when it came to destroying toys – there are a few she’s had for a couple of years now – but apparently it just takes the right catalyst to bring Destructo Pup back out!

  17. Poor Herbert. 😀 You gave your fuzzy little life for a good cause. We shall remember you always.

  18. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Poor Herbert,

    I’m actually feeling bad for him! Though I have been known to do something a little similar myself (not usually quite that drastic!), I’m feeling remorseful now….


    I hope you’re having a fun day 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  19. Carl says:

    Poor Hebert! AHAHAH. This is a great idea to spend playtime Daisy!

  20. Papoe says:

    auch! Poor herbert. I better stay away from Daisy 😉

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