Picture in your mind's eye a 6 foot by 10 foot outdoor kennel run. The door of the run is open about a foot, and Frozen in that position in about 3 in of crusty Icey snow. Then imagine a 20 month old male Chesapeake Bay Retriever with a stick a little bit bigger around than your average broomstick and a little over a yard long. running around the yard having fun kind of playing fetch with me as I am just home from work and he is full of zoom zoom. So one of my tosses of the stick goes awry. Mainly because of lack of attention partially because of drool buildup on the end of the stick it goes into the kennel from the top down. Tic, the puppy in question. Runs into the kennel grabs his stick and tries to run out, clang! Stick is wider than opening.
Now over the years I have seen dogs solve this problem in almost an instant by tipping their head. I have seen dogs solve this problem by grabbing the stick at the end. And I have seen dogs owned dogs that were never able to get the stick out of the kennel. So I'm curious what's the little feller going to do? Clang! Clang! About a dozen times he tries ramming the stick through sideways. He puts the stick on the ground and barks at it. Goes outside the kennel reaches in grabs the stick tries to pull it through backwards. Clang! Again, put the stick on the ground and barks at it. Picks up the stick goes into the middle of the kennel and lays down. Starts chewing on the stick. Almost in the exact center of the stick. Rapidly, aggressively chewing the stick like a possessed beaver. after chewing for a while grabs in the spot he was chewing gives a violent death shake. Banging the ends of the stick on the ground and it breaks in half. He grabs one of the chunks runs through the opening and brings it to me.does not wait for a head scratch takes off goes back into the kennel and grabs the other piece!!!!
I could not believe it! Just fricken dumbfounded! He chewed the f__ckig stick in half! I ain't ever seen anything like this puppy!