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Post by Angela Fuller on Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:03 am

Has anyone experienced their pets (in my case dogs) toys going missing from their garden ?  The garden is fenced but we have in the past had porcupine get in, to eat the iris's and no doubt other small critters come and go....  The mystery is so many toys have gone missing, this week an 18" long rubber kong stick.....bright green and difficult to not see.  My dog does not dig and bury stuff either soI was just wondering if visiting animals take them away....has anyone else had this problem ?
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Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:49 am

I've never heard of such a thing, but it would not surprise me at all if a fox, polecat or whatever did not find your toys very attractive and it is Christmas after all and their kids need presents too! Smile

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Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:12 am

Curious about this I googled "will foxes take dog toys", this is one answer , search for "Can I stop the foxes stealing objects from my garden?" if you don't want to read it all... 

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Post by Angela Fuller on Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:13 am

That's interesting Steve and explains all the disappearing toys....OH thought I was definately going mad when I suggested 'something' was taking the toys but as I only give her one toy at a time and at least 10 toys have gone awal....it was becoming an expensive business and not always easy to replace with robust ones she would not destroy....Here they only seem to cater for the small pooch !  From now on I will pick up THE toy early evening and hide on top of the wood pile or somewhere safe. Thx again.
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Re: Missing Toys

Post by Flip on Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:44 am

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Post by Angela Fuller on Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:08 am

But Flip, sticks have a habit of getting stuck in dogs throats, hurt their gums and do alot of stomach / intestinal injury....know which one I would prefer to throw for my dog to retrieve....and that's not the wooden sort....
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Post by Flip on Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:58 am

Depends on your dogs Angela, I have been throwing sticks for my various dogs over the past 40 odd years and never once had a problem; it's not the stick it's the owner firstly choosing a suitable Stick and teaching ones Dog not to chew them.
Also It's meant to be a humorous retort...... Woooosh !!
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Post by Angela Fuller on Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:16 am

One of  your more sensitive replies Flip.....and yes I have seen that picture posted many times before and do see the funny side, however I stick to what I said.....and having had to cough up many a £ in the past for vetinary fees.....due to stick injuries I will not encourage my dog or others to play with wooden sticks.......but I suppose it's free entertainment.....40 yrs ago Flip there was little choice re: dog toys and the like so a stick was your only choice...I prefer to move with the times and 'play safe'......
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