our very own CAFO

I don’t often joke about factory farming because it is not at all funny, but last night was just too ripe with opportunity.

Lollie Wonderdog has become quite the stern farmkeeper in her time with us, never afraid to put a stuffed animal in its place or zing it with her teeth for falling out of line. (As an aside, this is a big change from her first days with us, when the mere sight of a stuffed animal would send her into a fearful tremble.) And when its use has expired but it is still taking up valuable floorspace, selfishly breathing our air and soaking up our dust? She finishes it off at the end of its usefulness and sends it to the trash pile.

Last night was a prime example. We had a slaughter, and the victim was poor Mr. Piggy. Lollie was doing a concentrated animal feeding operation on Mr. Piggy’s extremities. Those are the tastiest bits after all, just ask a hotdog lover. I turned around a minute later, and poor Mr. Piggy had lost an ear.

Lollie as not always been such a heartless farmer (she is normally very sweet with stuffed animals), and truth be told, she seemed to regret her harsh punishment afterward, snuggling up with Mr Piggy and asking for forgiveness. Fosterdad and I are hoping that she learns from this experience and becomes an anti farm animal cruelty spokesmodel.

For more info on adopting Lollie, contact us at DCpetographer [at] gmail [dot] com or 301-520-7123.

14 responses

  1. Very cute pics! At one point we had something like a shrine of all the stuffed-animal casualties & fatalities that the girls caused; now with just stick with pit-safe toys like Kongs 😉

  2. lol, has Lollie turned vegan now?! That poor little pig… although, he’s already survived longer with Lollie than he would in my house so maybe he’s pretty lucky after all 🙂

  3. Poor Piggy! At least he only lost an ear. In our house the carnage would have been too graphic to show online.

    Yay for Lollie for conquering her fears so quickly. It’s a pretty awesome thing to watch, isn’t it? When they first understand what a toy really is. It looks like Lollie has no trouble making up for lost time.

  4. Don’t you know that Lollie is only trying to free the sheep trapped inside the cruel, cruel Mr. Pig? How did the sheep get inside Mr. Pig? Inquiring minds want to know. Kind Pit Bulls want to free the sheep.

    Free the Sheep! Free the Sheep!

  5. Way to go, Lollie! Always, always remember to destuff when there aren’t any witnesses around. ESPECIALLY witnesses with flashy beasts. I always go by the rule that if nobuddy saw you do it, then you didn’t. Nope. It was The Ninjas.

    Wiggles & Wags

  6. Wilbur used to be so loving with his stuffies and would fall asleep with his hedgehog every night. Then something happened and Hedgie was destuffed in an awful manner. The same thing happened to his replacement. Wilbur says they were in desperate need of squeakerectomies but I’m not so sure!

  7. As far as A & Z are concerned, the sole purpose of soft toys is to be destuffed. We think Lollie is being very restrained.

  8. Lollie sure is getting more comfortable. You will know that she is in tip top shape when she doesn’t stop at the ear, de-stuffing the whole thing than shaking the empty pelt with a vengence!

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