Monday, June 25, 2012

Suspicious Chicken

Our dog is spoiled rotten.  And since she's spoiled rotten, she has tons of toys.  Over the years, we've bought her just about every toy out there.  The  more a toy squeaks, the  more she loves it.  (especially early in the morning, or late at night)

She tends to kill the squeakers in most toys.  Some toys she has destroyed until there is nothing left but a pile of fluff and the shredded outer layer of some cute little animal.

But, there is one toy that has stood the test of time.  I introduce you to Suspicious Chicken:

Poor Suspish has been through the ringer.  His right leg is just about to fall off.  He's dirtier than dirt.  And yet, he keeps on smiling.  He's been  Rockett's favorite toy for a few years now.  When we come home, she goes to get him and carries him around until she calms down.  A few months ago, this meant she took him outside with her and dumped him behind the shed.

We've been afraid to go behind the shed, as we think evil monsters live back there.  We're pretty sure Rockett missed Suspish.  He was her favorite baby to nibble.

So, mama took things into her own hands.  No, I didn't go behind the scary shed.  I ordered a new Suspicious Chicken and it arrived today.  Check out the difference:

She found the squeaker, and is nibbling away.   

Brave Sir went out and found the original Suspish, and we'll wash him up and reintroduce him to the mix.  I feel bad just retiring him with no fanfare.  "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."

Well, maybe one is dirty and the other clean......


Grandma K said...

Lucky dog!

Colleen said...

Looks like a few toys here! Bear had Squeak the First until the squeaker got loose inside and didn't really make any noise so....being the foolish person I am he got a new one. The first was blue the new I think (under the dirt) is a neon green. We put it up when fosters come in the house and he will stare at the spot we have put it in. On occasion it will get a bath (scrubbing) and it just doesn't taste as well for a while until it gets its layer of dog slobber and dirt on it.

He might need a chicken though!

sherri s. said...

Rockett Dogg! She's so cute, I can't stand it! Tallulah's fave "toys" are a) a torn-up slipper; and b) a round pieces of cloth that used to be one of those pouches you put your jewelry in when you travel. She is weird. She does the same thing, though--she greets us with one of those things in her mouth when we come home.

sherri s. said...

Oh, BTW, I saw the blog post by Dean (on your blogroll)...that's really concerning; I really hope he's OK!

Buck White said...

Hi! We stumbled across this post when looking up images of OUR favorite toy "Suspicious Chicken" . . . we hope you don't mind, but we liked your post so much that we added a link to yours from ours at

Hope yours has held up well! And thanks for sharing the love of Suspicious Chicken!