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Who needs an Elf on the Shelf, when one has a Bull in a Pen?
For those unfamiliar, Englishman James Hinks is credited with developing the English Bull Terrier as a “Gentlemen’s Companion”.
My Mom has long felt that the phrase “Bull in a China Closet” actually came from a person who owned an English Bull Terrier.
I of course, am not only a companion of the highest repute, I show no bullish tendencies when going into the pantry where some of Mom’s china is kept.
Unfortunately, I think we have a problem NASA,
and its name is Master Kirby! He considers everything a target rich environment.
What many of you may not know is that he broke his toe digging in his car crate four weeks ago. He is supposed to have been taking it easy for the last for weeks in either his X Pen or his house crate. (Interestingly,  he doesn’t dig in his house crate)
Now, as you will see in this video, my parents have had to place four cinder blocks around the XPen in order to keep Master Kirby from moving it. My parents have had five bullterriers and involved in the rescue of scads more. One would think that by now they would know that four cinderblocks would keep the XPen in place about as well as letting a fox guard a henhouse. SHEESH!
He’s thirty pounds of packed pig and let me tell you- he’s solid! Whenever one goes into the kitchen, one never knows what one is going to find. Yesterday he pulled off quite a coup.
Please notice the cross metal straps on the top of the XPen. They were put there to try and keep the XPen square. Yesterday, evidently, he pushed hard enough to get the XPen to go into a narrow position, so that he could force it through the door from the kitchen to the mud room. That meant he manipulated it around the cinderblocks as well. But somehow he miraculously “squared” it back up once it was in the mudroom !
Here is video proof of where it ended up and the way Mom and Dad found him last evening. And let me tell you, they were not amused!
I bet I know somebody who’s not going to get anything but coal for Christmas!

HO HO HO

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