|Isn't this pig adorable?|
Now, I know what you're saying, "you don't have a dog, why would you buy one?!" Because it was cute, and I might not have the chance when I GET a dog, that's why! Plus, for the price I got it at, it was a steal, and I figured I'd get some cute memories of cats sleeping on it, or the ferret climbing on it. NEVER in my WILDEST DREAMS would I have imagined the damage this cute little piggy would cause, or take on.
Let me truly preface this story by saying that we had a neighbor's dog in the apartment for a VERY short amount of time, and in an attempt to NOT scare the cat, Tristan's skin paid the price. (This is a second hand story mind you, I only got to see the aftermath)
|Okay, maybe the face is a little terrifying...|
SO, when we brought the pig him, Eeva looked at it confused and cautiously inched towards it, sounds and movements, and especially touches caused her to jump half a mile in the air. So, being the WONDERFUL parents we are, we decided to chase her around with it - simply because she wouldn't get over her fear. (Aren't we awesome at this whole animal parenting thing??)
|This is what cat claws look like when they're completely ripped out...|
Needless to say the last hour or so has had us trying - and failing - to bandange the cats front paws (the back ones only had a couple of cracked claws, but very little - if any bleeding) and closely monitoring the poor thing. Who, by the way, was practically passing out in our laps because she was so exhausted from going at the darn pig.
Moral of tonight's endeavors?
We're now kind of nervous to get a dog. Seeing the damage she can do to other things - the pigs head is partially shredded - and to herself, worries us as to what she'd be like if we tried to bring home a puppy... We already know she doesn't appreciate dogs in her living space...
About that dog..