Yorkshire Man buys sock subscription for his ill dog to chew
Laptops and condoms top list of worst things destroyed by pet dogs
Yorkshire (Ilkley) resident Jonathan Ratcliffe has bought a sock subscription for his beloved working cocker spaniel Willow so she can chew at that them to his heart's content.
Jonathan bought the gift of a sock subscription from online gents outfitters and advice website Socked.co.uk after his best friend was diagnosed with a heart murmur, and he now gets a regular supply of cotton socks to feed his chewing habit.
Jonathan is the managing director of security camera installers cctv.co.uk, and ordered the subscription to cheer up his pal, and to save his own socks. The tale inspired Socked.co.uk to poll its customers and find out the worst thing that their dog had ever chewed or eaten.
"Willow's story is a wonderful one of a dog being rewarded for her years of service to her master," said Mark Hall, managing director of Socked.co.uk, "Unfortunately, we've also uncovered many, many tales of naughty canines that we just had to share."
"For a start, Jonathan tells us that Willow once ran into the middle of a park, ate somebody's picnic and licked food off a baby's face."
According to Socked.co.uk customers wayward pet dogs have chewed or eaten all kinds of things:
Andrey: "When I was a kid, my dog got trapped in my bedroom. He chewed up EVERYTHING. Toys, pillow, mattress, shoes, everything."
Gita: "My mobile phone. I only had it for three days."
Colin: "A whole box of condoms"
Jake: "The corner of my laptop. Expensive."
Paula: "My wedding ring, gone in one gulp. And yes, we got it back - eventually."
Toby: "My priceless vinyl collection of Northern Soul classics. He looked so pleased with himself, the musical philistine."
Dave: "I only realised she had a thing for bike inner tubes when I got a puncture. Chewed them up, hid the evidence."
According to animal behaviour experts, dogs chewing things around the house is a sign that they're bored an need a little stimulation. Most experts suggest longer walks, meeting other dogs, and interesting dog toys, of which a balled-up pair of socks seems to get the seal of approval.
"Sock subscriptions from socked.co.uk represent tremendous value," said Socked's Mark Hall, "Not only are they great as dog toys, you can even wear them on your feet as well."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Socked.co.uk has a track record for its charitable work, and recently donated hundreds of socks to keep chipmunks warm at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Socked.co.uk is a black sock subscription service for discerning gentleman; based in the UK they provide high quality socks for men that are delivered monthly, every three or six months. Socked.co.uk also gives free etiquette and style tips to gentlemen.
The service appeals to time-poor men, and for people who want to buy that stylish gift that keeps giving.