Like us humans, some dogs love to collect. Some dogs can’t get enough of tennis balls while others love their stuffed toys. And then there are dogs like Bruce, who can’t stop collecting sticks.
Bruce’s stick collection
Meet Bruce, a handsome Golden retriever who finds joy in the simplest things. For instance, Bruce loves going out for walks with his human. And when he’s out and about, Bruce finds a stick to add to his collection.
According to Leo Icenhour, Bruce discovered just how much he loves sticks one winter day. It was snowing hard, and Bruce happened to leave his favorite stick outside the house. The ground was covered with 12 inches of snow, and Bruce couldn’t see his stick anymore.
The worried dog went out and dug on the thick pile of snow to try to recover his stick. He even buried his head on the snow to find his stick. From that day on, Bruce developed quite an obsession for sticks.
For the love of sticks
There’s no denying that Bruce loves sticks, judging by his extensive collection. However, Bruce’s dad prohibits him from playing with them. Most experts say that wooden sticks can splinter and potentially cause injury to the dog. And this is a real-life lesson that Bruce and his human take seriously to heart.
Two years ago, Bruce injured his esophagus from playing with a wooden stick. The incident caused quite a trauma that Bruce could only play with a rubber stick. But because Bruce can’t resist sticks, his dad allows him to bring sticks home for his collection, and not as playthings.
So far, Bruce has over 50 sticks in his collection, which he keeps at a particular area outside the house. He loves to see his collection all in one place, and he proudly shows it off to his dad quite frequently.
Bruce indeed looks adorable with his massive collection of wooden sticks. Well done, Bruce!
Thanks to leoicenhour