Sweet Dog Offers Moral Support To His Favorite Toy During Wash Time
"It was hilarious."
This is Habs.
He's an adorable dog who knows what he likes.
And what he likes is his teddy bear.
The large plush toy had originally belonged to Habs' owner, Jacqueline Estey, but was claimed by the pup not long after he joined her family three years ago. Since then, Habs and his favorite plaything are pretty much never apart.
"Habs has always been inseparable from the bear. He likes to bring the bear all around the house," Estey told The Dodo. "If you pick it up, he’ll follow you around until you put it back down for him."
Recently, however, something happened to threaten the joined-at-the-hip thing he and his bear had going. The toy badly needed a washing — but throughout the bear's soapy ordeal, dear Habs never left his side.
Here's how Estey found him:
"I have never seen him do that for anything in the wash, other than his bear," Estey said. "It was hilarious when I realized he was sitting there for the whole entire cycle and wasn’t moving for anything!"
Fortunately, it wasn't long before all was set right, with Habs and his teddy bear being reunited. But the scary experience did seem to linger in the dog's subconscious.
Later that evening, just after midnight, Habs apparently had woken from a nightmare in which his bear was still in peril.
"I heard Habs scratching at the dryer door," Estey said. "When I went in there, he was looking for his bear in the washer and dryer!"
The toy, in fact, was safe and sound (and clean) in the bed he shares with Habs.
"I walked him downstairs and showed him where his bear was, where he continued to lay down next to his bear," Estey said.
Habs slept soundly after that.
Sure, it's pretty clear that Habs' allegiance lies with the beloved bear he commandeered from Estey — but she still loves him all the same:
"He’s such a sweet puppy."