Sunday, December 7, 2008

In Memory of Percival Platypus, our Murdered Friend

In light of the recent murder of our friend, Percival Platypus, I am posting this old photo to show that at one time he was a beloved friend. In Mama's attempt to find acceptable items for Oliver to chew, she purchased a wonderful goody-bag of delicious treats that would not contribute to my girth. Shown below is the sole photo of Percival, the purple platypus, who was - for two brief but happy months - Oliver's best friend. He squeaked when you pressed his belly, he made curious crinkling noises when you touched his feet (or flappers, if you will). He flew through the air with the greatest of ease. He replaced the boring old ball as Oliver's favorite fetch toy. He was Oliver's constant companion, especially on the non-daycare days when Oliver would spend time in his kennel.

Nobody knows what poor Percival did to set off Oliver, but....
one day - best friend; next day - torn to pieces in what can only be described as a horrifying crime scene. Poor Percival. He was such a loyal companion. Now he is only another entry on the list of items Oliver has destroyed.

Hey, little brother. If you're lonely now, you have only yourself to blame.




8 comments:

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Haha, Alfie did that to his "Wife", the giant stuffed Mrs Bunny, one minute they were inseparable....the next, her fluffy guts and brains were everywhere, she is in our bin waiting to be taken away on Tuesday....RIP Mrs Bunny, sniff.
Slobbers xx

River said...

Poor platypus. But he had a longer life than any stuffie in our house!

love & wags,
River

Ice Pony Goddess said...

BOy...doggie doys don't last long at our place.

Are you a member of the Minnesota Beagle list?

Raven

GusTheBeagle said...

Yep, I'm on the Minnesota Beagles list. I was at the last beagle meet-up at the dog park with Gus & Oliver. I read a lot more than I post on the group!

Ice Pony Goddess said...

I thought so!! But I wasn't sure. Love your blog! Give the puppers kisses from us. {{{HUGS}}}

snoutbeagle said...

Diesel's favorite toys are the plush ones. He's had many stuffed best friends ...

until Marvin came along. Marvin doesn't take the time to befriend any stuffie. He kills them in an instant!

Poor, poor purple platypus! (lots of "p"s!)

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Oliver sounds like Jazz. Most of her stuffies get it! There have however been a few favourites that have been savoured. Good to see that you guys are back blogging.
J&D's mum

Tee said...

Least your stuffie lasted a while ... our stuffies don't last 2 hours at Dog Woods - if its lucky!

The Chief has since put a moratoriam on stuffie toys ...

Licks and Wags,

TUffy of Dog Woods