I've been buying a few outside/active play toys for Eva to use this summer when she is at my house. This is one of them, a Little Tykes basket ball hoop. She loves it and got to put one ball through the basket.
Then Ozzie got the ball away from her and now it looks like this:
In about 10 seconds he did that. Maybe less. In my backyard there is a graveyard of dead balls Ozzie has killed.
He destroyed this one before Eva even got to put her little hands on it.
I feel so sorry for that child. He wants any personal object that belongs to her so he can chew it up. I can't tell you how many little toys he has mangled to smithereens. And now he has moved on to eating her bottles and sippy cups. I don't leave them laying around, honestly. He actually got up on the counter and got this one and ruined it.
Do you have any words of advice? Aside from taking Ozzie to the pet rescue center? In particular, do any of you know of a ball that is dog proof? The baby needs to be able to play with a ball without the dog eating it up within seconds of it coming into the house.
Here is how he has been occupying himself while I write this. Maybe a home for deliquent dogs isn't such a bad idea.