Last week I started watering my backyard. It had got to the point where it was looking bad, REAL bad. It almost looked as if aliens had dropped down from above and created a crop circle in my yard, as it was almost a perfectly round spot that encompassed nearly my whole yard.
So I figured I get out my sprinkler and start watering it an hour or so each day. I'm not one to get to concerned about how my yard looks, so you must realize, it was on it's death bed. The watering was going good, for about 5 days or so. Then, as I left for work on Friday, I came upon some little bits of plastic on the sidewalk, as well as off in my grass. I figured something must have blown into the backyard and the dogs got a hold of it. As I looked around though, I found the source, or at least the remains of the source.
I figure Zeus was responsible, as it looked like his work. He literally obliterated my sprinkler. The plastic legs were broke in half and the timer to adjust the spray pattern was unrecognizable, that was the plastic graffiti I saw littering the yard. Now mind you, he accomplished this much damage in about a 15 minute window of opportunity as both dogs were let out to go bathroom before I left for work. I swear, the minute I think he's outgrown his destructive nature, he pulls some shit like this.
Over the weekend, my parents picked the dogs up a couple of toys. I told them to buy nothing except Kong toys, as they appear the most durable. Even then, Zeus managed to recently rip a Kong toy open, which was about 1 year old. I contacted the company today to see whether they will stand behind their "satisfaction guaranteed" claim, and it seems that claim is for 30 days after purchase. Anyways, they didn't have Kongs, so my parents picked up something else. They only gave them the one to play with yesterday while I was away. My intentions were for both toys to be outdoor toys, so this morning I tossed the other one out there after I let the dogs out.
The toy seemed durable enough, as it was constructed of recycled tires and seemed to be a very tough rubber. It took Zeus a whole 15 minutes before he was able to chew both ends of the rubber off the bone, again, leaving the shreds all over my backyard. Seems it's Kong or nothing for this dog!