December 30, 2013

White Dog said, "It is kind of precious, you know. Tiny White Dog making a little shrine." She was responding to Steve's announcement this morning that "We had a problem" after he discovered that Bella does more than just hide out and nap under my chair in the living room.

During his early morning routine he dropped the cap to his water bottle which then rolled under the chair. It was too far back for him to reach by hand so he moved the chair out away from the wall. He reclaimed the cap but also revealed Bella's Secret Stash, a collection of things that she was hoarding.

They were things of mine, which was flattering as WD pointed out. The odd collection included a pair of my socks, my eyeglass cleaning cloth, a few used tissues (yuck!), and my checkbook-sized pocket planner. All had gone missing at various times and I had written them off to my carelessness or fairies. None were damaged or chewed...in fact they were all carefully nested in the corner deep under the chair protected from view by the stereo speaker.

Never have any of our dogs been cat burglars, and none have ever shown any interest in the stuff that fills human pockets and bags...except of course, for White Dog's fixation on chewing used tissues but I think that has more to do with the shredding fun than keeping a treasured memento. Bella seemed unfazed at being found out and having the items removed although WD believes she will just reaccumulate things at a more secure and secret spot.

All of this does explain one thing: our Tiniest Girl may not be a small Eskies lady, but rather a LARGE pack rat!


Kari in Alaska said...

hee hee hee a large pack rat

Stop on by for a visit

Amber DaWeenie said...

Way ta go, Bella! I used to have a Min Pin sisfer who did the same thing with a lot of Mom's stuffs. In fact, all of Mom's stuffs that Mom left within her reach.

Random Felines said...

good job Bella!!! mom finds cat toys all over the house, but that is due to more random playing than hoarding :)

happy 2014

24 Paws of Love said...

Too cute!

Mr. Pip said...

That's very cute! Pip was a bit of a pack rat in his younger days!

Happy New Year!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

But you have to admit she makes a very pretty pack rat:)

Happy New Year and all the best in 2014.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

KB Bear said...

The cutest pack rat that I've ever seen!

Happy New Year!