Miss Maple and the Jingle Bell

December 9, 2011 § 12 Comments

It’s that time of the year again when afternoon showers and cool breezy nights are as predictable as Miss Maple’s potty sessions! ‘Winter’ in Singapore is here and, along with it, the monsoon rains. On the positive side, the flowers are blooming voraciously and I couldn’t resist bringing home a bouquet of orchids to brighten up our sun-deprived apartment. 

Our little pipsqueak is suffering from cabin fever, as our entire household hunkers down indoors to stay dry from the thunder showers. So, how does one help a feisty pupster from going stir-crazy? This plastic ball with a bell inside was a steal for S$1 at our local pet store and has proven to be Maple’s all-star favourite toy!

The tinkerbell makes the sweetest rhapsody of noise when Maple plays with it. Truth be told, I fell asleep once to the tune of the bell and the pitter-patter of raindrops outside. But, when all becomes too quiet, well then, that is a sign of our munchkin doing the forbidden—chewing on the ‘jingle bell’, which we now call the new toy.

Yes, the Lil’ Miss is quite the chewer and the jingle bell has been dealt with several incisions already despite its relative newness. We have to keep a close eye on Miss Maple when she plays with the jingle bell to ensure that she doesn’t swallow any bits of plastic, and we always store away the jingle bell after each play session. 

Keeping the jingle bell out of Maple’s reach takes no effort at all… that is, if we can coax the naughty rascal into handing over her all-time favourite toy. The jingle bell has brought out the obsessive-possessive nature in our mild-mannered (so we thought) furball!

Curious to watch how the jingle bell has been keeping Miss Maple entertained during these ‘winter’ months? This video, which we have paired with, you guessed it, the ‘Jingle Bells’ song from Michael Buble’s Christmas CD, should give you a pretty good idea!

Have a great weekend, everyone—don’t forget your umbrellas.

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