Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Kidnapping and Mauling of Ike

He sat peacefully on top of a bookshelf in my study for two years, ever since he arrived with the book Dear Mrs. La Rue: Letters From Obedience School.
He was cushy and clean, quiet and innocent. Above all, unmarked. Until the evening when Miro noticed him and, when I wasn't looking, stole him from his perch. It's well known that Airedales, when no one is looking, can magically elongate their bodies to reach unexpected heights or turn into wisps of smoke to escape through the mesh of a crate door, leaving the door closed and latched.

Although the ransom demand was for one large biscuit, the criminal received nothing but a scolding. By the time I rescued Ike, he was disfigured for life, his nose gone (top photo), his beard in slobbery clumps, his head torn open with the brains showing if he had brains (right). While I wept over the ruin of Ike, the criminal shrugged off the entire incident (below).

Planning his next robbery.

Miro believes crime pays, even if briefly.


  1. Miro-
    are you sure you can't pin the crime on Alanis, or the cats, or the chickens? Where you framed?


  2. Oh-oh!
    Miro! I hope you are not in trouble!
    Happy Holidays!
    Kisses and hugs

  3. Miro, Just say no. To crime, that is. Hope ya'll had a great holiday. Looks like Miro did!

  4. Poor Ike! You don't look one bit sorry, Miro! Mom has more than one stuffie around here who lost an eye and a nose and it wasn't me who did it! Aireboys can be sneaky!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. Oh Miro, what a bad boy you were to take Mommy's Ike and maul him.

    Were you jealous?

  6. Well Miró, I am SOoooooo glad to see that I am not alone in the fine craft of stuffie-kidnap & mauling! You did a swell job. Your mama will get over it. I mean, look at how adorable you are!!

    BabyRD says that 'cuz she just recently deantlered a moose stuffie that was sUpPoseD to be a gift for Dad. So true about reaching unexpected heights. Now, as a Welshie I am GREAT at turning into wisps of smoke to escape through the mesh of a crate door or any other door!! Mom had to run through the halls & up & down stairs at the Hilton the other day after I escaped when the maid came to our door. Such fun. Sure wish dad had taken pictures.bol.

  7. Dad got a stuffie meerkat for Christmas that suffered a similar fate ... not by my jaws but Nelly's -> Airegirls can be criminals too.
    Happy New Year!
    Headrubs & Nibbles
    Finni & Nelly

  8. Oh dear poor Ike. Has he gone off to the Stuffie hospital?

    Miro try and be a good boy next year, there's a good chap!

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  9. Oh no, poor Ike. And poor mom, too. Oh, Miro, what have you done?

    We hope the new year is filled with happier endings!