Friday, January 13, 2012

Mr. B and Mr. Stuffy

Ever since we boarded Mr. B at his daycare, he thinks every time we're going to daycare, he's going to be left behind. So now it has become an ordeal getting him out of the car for daycare. When we drive up to the building, he will ball himself up and brace himself in his seat, so I will have to climb into the backseat and carry him out of the car and into daycare like a little puppy. The funny thing is that he has such a great time when he's there and he is completely exhausted the whole night, 
but the next week he forgets all about the great times at daycare and he still thinks he's going to boarding, so the drama starts all over again. Though we like to believe that he is missing us, we believe that his real affection is for his stuffed toys. 
From videos of the dogs playing posted by the daycare, Mr. B looks like a little boy with his head in the clouds, strolling around aimlessly by himself, while Miss M and all the other dogs are running around and playing together. Mr. B even gets bumped by these running dogs, but it doesn't seem to phase him or take him down from the clouds. 
We have been envisioning Mr. B as Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes and all of his stuffies are Hobbes and while he is at daycare, he is sauntering around reminiscing about all of his adventures with his best friends, Mr. Stuffy and crew. So the moment he gets home, he is reunited with his friends and he can go back to having his most excellent adventures. 
Though most of their adventures have been in the house, there were times that their travels went past our four walls and into the streets of our grand city.
We often say that Miss M is the smart one and Mr. B...tries hard, but it could be that Mr. B is just misunderstood and he is really the imaginative one.

30 comments:

TheQueerBird said...

Aw poor Mr. B.

Daphne LOVES her stuffed toys (though not quite as much as Mr. B), but sadly, Faegan also loves them - for destroying! The puppy absolutely loves tearing a hole in them and systematically removing all of the stuffing. It keeps her quiet and occupied for at least 10 minutes (a long time in puppytown). Daph just sort of looks on sadly. For now we have all of her favorite stuffed toys hidden away, and we're hoping someday they can come out again.

Rachel said...

Mr B looks like such a gentle soul. It's so cute seeing him with his stuffies. And I love the idea of day care! Was it hard for you to find a good one?

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend,
Rachel

HP said...

Mr B is SO sweet.

Benjamin loves to destroy stuffed animals, but then REALLY LOVES the skins left behind. He actually falls asleep nibbling and sucking on the "skin" of his pink pig... a little weird, but a little adorable too.

jet said...

poor Mr B. - hope he gets over the 'boarding' idea - though bull breeds can be a bit stubborn when they have a negative experience.... like if Bender hears thunder at a certain spot in our walk he will remember and freak out at that spot for weeks afterwards :P Funnily Bender doesn't seem to mind boarding anymore - we found a kennel with staff that love him, and he has Barbie to look out for him.

runningwithsquirrels said...

"Calvin: I'm a genius, but I'm a misunderstood genius.
Hobbes: What's misunderstood about you?
Calvin: Nobody thinks I'm a genius."

I think you nailed it ... Mr. B is Calvin. There must be some hilarious thoughts churning in that big bully head!

dab23084-3df7-11e1-9150-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Blu has a similar affection for his blanket. We actually refer to blanket as his mama because he suckles on it when he's stressed or hungry or bored.. :) And when we tear him from mama to go outside, the minute he's done outside, he runs back to mama.

waldobungie said...

I think it's sweet that Mr. B loves his stuffies so! Ms. M is a perfect ying to his yang, him being quiet and sensitive with his head in the clouds, and her being confident and social, ready to take on the day. I love how they work together!

Kate said...

Mr. B just has the sweetest, kindest, biggest heart. I love how much he loves his stuffies :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

Both Tucker & Phoebe love their stuffies - and were most pleased to be able to pick out two new "friends" on a recent trip to the pet supply store.

However, I don't think either of them love their stuffies as much as Mr. B. loves his.

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

I love how muchhe loves his stuffies. He is so sentimental, he gets me everytime!

Patty said...

Those pictures are priceless. Mr. B looks like a big teddy bear.

mayziegal said...

Mr. B! Mr. B! Guess WHAT? I haves that hedgehog stuffie, TOO! I got it for Christmas and it still has its stuffings! It's a nice toy.

You just melt my little brindle heart, Mr. B. I luvs your sweetness. I think you're a dreamer and the world NEEDS dreamers - according to Kermit the Frog.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

In Black and White said...

That's just too sweet.

Dain Chimera said...

It never ceases to amaze me how soft souled dogs are, even the "scary" pitty types :) If only human men could be this dreamy!

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Christine said...

Mr. B is a total dreamboat. I have such a crush on him!

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

That is so sweet and gentle. Maybe stuffed animals are easier for Mr.B to understand and relate to, since they never do anything crazy and unpredictable like those wacky dogs in daycare.

Kim @ Yellow Brick Home said...

I like to think Mr B is the imaginative one. He's the misunderstood artist. And I love him.

Chris said...

All of our girls love to destroy their stuffies, but our guys have always been gentle with them. Mr B is a love.

Kitty+Coco said...

Hmmm..you may be onto something. Maybe Mr. B really is just misunderstood. It is nice that he has Ms. M to balance one another socially. I'm with Mr. B..once you identify a place to be scary, it is hard to overcome. I also don't particulary enjoy a huge social gathering with other pups. Kids on the other hand..Love them!

Kitty

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

I love this. You really have a beautiful way of capturing your animals' souls in writing and photography.

susan said...

There's always one more reason to love Mr. B. I still haven't tried daycare with Stella. Not sure she's have that much fun either. Now if I gave her a stuffed bone it would be completely different story :) Great post/pics.

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Maybe it's a comfort thing like Linus and his blankie.

Mr. B...that face and those eyes you just wanna hug him :)

You are the poster boy for Sweet...oh,oh, you should do a Valentine Card.

Emma

Kristina Delamar said...

I am completely enamored with Mr. B! He's such a darling...

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mr B, I amthe same way. Don't your pawrents know we think we will be left behind. moved or abandonded again, hmmmmmpf.
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

Poor Mr. B! He always looks like such a deep thinker and sensitive soul when I see him!

Brenda said...

LOL...ah yes, I would watch the live video of Lady at daycare, trotting around by herself while the other dogs played and tumbled, and think "huh??" You're supposed to be playing! That's why you're there! Oh well. On another note, Lady has a zillion toys, but her most favorite is that exact toy that Mr. B has in the 3rd photo down. I call it a hedgehog...not sure if it is, or if it's supposed to be something else. But she loves it. If it's buried at the bottom of her toy basket, she will pull all the other toys out just to get that ONE! It was funny to see Mr. B with it. :)

Newsboy said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who watches their pups on video while they're at daycare! At heart, dogs are kind of like perpetual toddlers. The way they love their stuffed squeaky toys reminds me so much of the kids from when they were little. Summer walks around the house with this little blue squeaky squirrel and I'm constantly having flashbacks to the kids when they were little. They even used to fight getting out of the car to go to day care, and they'd always come home happy, tired and contented....

greygirl25 said...

Mr. B is so beautiful, wow!

So I'm curious as I read through some of your older posts, where's Miss Belle? She's delightful.

Alanna said...

I totally have a crush on Mr. B :) I'm sure Maebe would too if she met him! She'd like Miss. M as well - they'd make a good tag team looking for constant pets from passers by.

Kate said...

I feel like I missed this post the first time around. I'm so glad you linked to it today. He is the sweetest! I would love to see videos of them at daycare!!!

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