7/01/2011

Morris and his Stash!!

If Morris were human he'd be a crazy quilter...  He's 18 months old now and, except for the occasional paper plate, has outgrown the chewing stage...   But he's a corgi and a herding dog by breed and takes this breeding seriously... 

Every day he starts "herding" his stash into the living room...  Today (so far) it includes 3 blankets from the various dog beds, 1 leash, 1 DH's slipper, 3 toys, 1 Molly's bowl, 2 socks and a plastic clip...  Some things like the blankets are from other rooms and awkward to pull around corners and through doors... By the end of the day he'll add his bowl, the other slipper and probably one or two of my shoes at least..

He'll guard it for a while then gets up and wanders around the house until he finds something else unattached... At bedtime I put it all away and the next day he starts all over again.  He doesn't chew or destroy anything... just collects his stash...  Sound like anyone we know!!!! 

I readily admit I'm an out-of-control, compulsive collector and I truly believe it's an addiction... I have more lace (fabric, trim, wood, kitchen gadgets, dishes, etc.) than I can ever use in two lifetimes but will buy another piece in a minute if the price is right... Rationally I know I should stop...  If I don't have it already, I don't need it .....but.......  So somehow it's only fitting that I have a dog who compulsively collect things also....

6 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

If only you could get him to clean the house this way. Pick up old newspapers, empty the trashcans and maybe drag a mop around on the floors. If you could get him to do those things you could hire him out!
Deb

Pearl said...

Too funny I had no idea Corgis do this? What a hoot!!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I didn't know corgis would do that either! Totally explains how my Mom's corgi acts though. He's very protective of my Mom and she never really made it clear that she was 'top dog', its a chore sometimes just to hug her good bye when I leave her house.

Carol said...

You are probably right!
My daughter's dog, Buddy that we lost earlier this year, hoarded socks. If he couldn't find any laying on the floor in the boys rooms, he would open the hamper and find them. He carried them around wherever he went, all stuffed in him mouth.
Too funny.

lambs said...

At least Morris isn't "collecting" from the neighbors! Have you heard of the cat that "stole" from all neighbors. The cats owners had to put a collection box on their front porch.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Love the story about Morris! I can relate about "stash". I, too, purchase way more lace (and other CQ items) that I will ever use in my lifetime or several more!! So far I've been able to keep my stash confined to one room (except for works in progress that migrate to my easy chair in the living room). I think perhaps CQers are stash hoarders -- in my case, it's certainly true!!

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