MONDAY MISCHIEF | STEALING TOYS

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While Harley and I spent a few days at the beach last month, I caught a fab 4th of July sale at PetSmart. The store was empty, so I let him walk the aisle and do his own shopping…

Only thing missing is his shopping cart!

Only thing missing is his shopping cart!

He made interesting selections, and seemed pleased with his loot…

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There were plenty of people in the house, and he played for what seemed like hours…

We had fun, he had fun, but after a while, the humans were no longer interested in “Doodle games.” He tried numerous times to give us his “heartbroken Harley” look, begging for attention, but it wasn’t working. And that’s when he decided to take up a life of crime, and start stealing toys…

Harley knew that pink bunny wasn't his...

Harley knew that pink bunny wasn’t his…

I guess, he thought “any attention is better than none”

"OH NO HE DIDN'T????"

“OH NO HE DIDN’T????”

As he tried to choke the “doodle” out of this thing, my niece kept screaming that her rabbit was dying. I used my Doodle Mom tone when I called his name, and he of course released it from his grip. Poor Ava stood by in horror thinking her rabbit was about to be dismembered before her very eyes, while Harley gave me his famous “what do you want” look…

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I told Ava to grab her rabbit, which she did, as Harley glared at me as if he wanted to say, “this isn’t over yet lady”

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And he was right! No sooner did the rabbit reach safety in the arms of its owner – Mr. Harley started staring at Ava’s sisters stuffed dog! Geez…

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Gotta love him…

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30 Comments
  • Caren Gittleman
    July 28, 2014

    Your story and photo sequence are just priceless!!! Harley’s expression is just too funny! He is bound and determined to take that “stuffie family” OUT, one by one…….
    xoxo

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 28, 2014

      Thanks Caren, So happy we made you smile today. Glad to know that Cody is feeling better as well.

  • Tiffany
    July 28, 2014

    That is hilarious!!! Harley is so funny.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 28, 2014

      Yes he is, a regular comedian Tiffany 🙂

  • DashLilly
    July 28, 2014

    Oh no he didn’t!! Hilarious. Love this post.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 28, 2014

      “Oh yes he did DashLilly” Your furrend Harley is something else – a hot mess I tell you. Glad we made you smile today – keep coming back, we love having you 🙂

  • slimdoggy
    July 28, 2014

    Hey – he got your attention didn’t he 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 28, 2014

      Oh yeah Slimdoggy, definitely got my attention 🙂

  • Emma
    July 28, 2014

    Oh yeah! Off limits human stuffies are always great to steal and dismember! Good Harley is a good listener. Fun post!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 28, 2014

      Emma, does that mean you have had your mouth around a human stuffie at one time or another? Shame on you young lady! 🙂 Happy you enjoyed our story…

  • Talent Hounds
    July 28, 2014

    Who doesn’t love a shopping spree ?!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 28, 2014

      That’s what I’m talking about Talent Hounds! Harley is a Doodle after my own heart. He actually enjoys it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Bailey
    July 28, 2014

    Harley knew the rabbit had evil intentions.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 28, 2014

      Bailey, you think so?

  • Miley
    July 28, 2014

    Yup, nothing like a little retail therapy! Great choices, enjoy!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2014

      You got that right Miley, when everything else is all a mess, head to the mall – Doodle Mantra! Thanks for stopping by, nice to meet you 🙂

  • Pamela
    July 28, 2014

    My husband, yes, my husband, has a stuffed polar bear he adores. My first dog, Christie, got a hold of it and chewed off part of the nose. He was devastated.

    I’ll just say your nice was much more adult about “sharing” her toys with Harley. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2014

      Pamela – my niece may have looked more adult like in the photo, but trust me, there was quite a commotion going on at the time!

  • It's Dog or Nothing
    July 28, 2014

    Looks like you had a pawsome shopping spree! But remember, no human stuffies. They get pretty mad 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2014

      It was a PAWsome shopping spree for him. We don’t have many human stuffies around our house – thank the doodle….

  • Jackie Bouchard
    July 29, 2014

    Oh, those looks do say it all! Too cute! (Our last dog was like that – she’d start stealing things and get up to all sorts of mischief if she didn’t get enough attention! Little stinker!)

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2014

      Jackie, almost immediately after Harley became part of our family, my daughter said she believed there was a little old man under all of that fur 🙂 I agree completely! He can keep me laughing all day long with his expressions, gestures and antics. Love him – to the moon and back!

  • Ann Staub
    July 29, 2014

    Haha Harley I think it’ a great plan to get some more attention! Very smart 😉 Shiner has stolen some of our kids’ toys before too. Except for they didn’t last very long with her. She seems mostly interested in chewing up little plastic dinosaurs or dog figurines.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2014

      Oh no Ann, not my buddy Shiner! It doesn’t even sound like him!

  • Susan from Life with Dogs and Cats
    July 29, 2014

    It’s so hard to tell a dog toy “stuffie” from a human toy “stuffie,” so maybe that was his excuse?

    When my daughter was a little over a year old, she had a favorite stick–just a regular branch, but she loved it. Unfortunately our dog at the time loved sticks, too, so we h had to hide The Special Stick from Kelsey so she wouldn’t run off with it.

    Kids. Dogs. Fun times!

    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2014

      Susan that is so funny! I can see the battle of the sticks! BOL Cute story….

  • laverne bennett
    July 30, 2014

    Enjoyed the story, Harley had fun playing with Ava and I enjoyed shopping with him. It was an interesting experience.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2014

      Does that mean when we get back you’re going to go back to PetSmart with us Laverne?

  • Christine & Riley
    July 31, 2014

    Ohh that is too funny!! Stealing toys can be sooo much fun!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2014

      Christine, it was funny, I tried not to laugh out loud at my niece. Harley is a trip…

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