Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Weapons of mass destruction.

Finn has several.
The most obvious is his tail.

He did in many Christmas tree ornaments with his tail. We would just see them sailing across the room, then crash!

There are also paws...

big paws that he likes to slap around, step on feet, knock things over.


he can shred a tennis ball in less than 3 minutes.

Likewise for my riding boots.

Then there is this. Looks innocent, doesn't it? How can anything with a heart be dangerous?

This one takes some thought and practice. He showed us last night what he can do with this weapon.

Irish Wolfhounds like to shake their prey. It's an instinct. They grab the rabbit/deer/sock monkey by the neck, and shake it breaking the neck and killing the target animal. They also like to toss things.

Last night Finn grabbed this toy by the rope, shook it back and forth and released it in a perfect arc to collide with my son's neck. The rubber heart has considerable weight, and makes it a perfect distance weapon. He did this several times but fortunately missed the TV and other breakable glass in this calculated attack.

Later, I swear he was laughing at us.


  1. Finn sounds a lot like my friend's dog, Brendan, a rather large Lab! :-)

  2. LOL! His tail doesn't quite have the force of a lab's, but what he lacks in strength he makes up in length!

  3. Prudence loves to shake and throw things too. Including the marrow bones she sometimes gets. That's a whole lot of fun ;)