Well, it seems we’re at that special age:
Within the last few weeks, Ace began totally destroying her stuffies. I know many dogs treat their toys in this manner almost immediately as puppies, but Ace didn’t seem to know her own strength until recently. Now, she will hold a stuffie down with her front paws, or sometimes stand on top of it, latch her mouth around a vulnerable limb, and pull upwards until it rips. She then excitedly begins gobbling up the stuffing and keeps eating it even while it chokes her. I explained we only get one bowel obstruction per calendar year covered by her pet insurance, but this seems not to phase her. Kids these days; humph!!