The Disappearing Antler

A little over two years ago, Eko and I spent the week on a friend’s farm in Montana. Eko loved romping in the wide open fields and he even found a keepsake to take home.

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Eko discovered this big antler in the field two years ago and has been munching on it ever since

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A few weeks after discovery, the antler looked just about the same as it did when Eko found it

I remember thinking it would take Eko around 600 years to chew down that antler. But it turns out Old Eko needed far less than that.

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Last year I checked in, and Eko had whittled away both points

And what does the antler look like now?

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It’s practically disappeared!

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Pretty impressive, but Eko had hired another employee to help with the work

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The team seems to work in shifts around the clock

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This is how Penny lets Eko know she’d like him to clock out so she can have a turn

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The results of dogged determination

Two years of solid interest with no smell and no mess. Like any bone, an antler could potentially cause cracked teeth in an overly-aggressive chewer, but if your pup is good with bones I highly recommend you try out an antler. It’s held Eko and Penny’s interest much longer than anything else I’ve bought for them.

Speaking of which, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the antler is the best dog toy I never bought. The impending problem is this antler is almost all gone so I’ll have to pony up for a new one. Unfortunately Eko can’t pick his next antler au naturale in Chicago. Does anyone have a favorite type/brand of antler they buy?

41 thoughts on “The Disappearing Antler”

  1. Those things are pure paw-adise for Sam which is incredibly remarkable since that ADHD dog NEVER has the attention span to go stick with things. I got his first in February and it’s only half gone. And boy are his pearly whites (and gums) in great shape too! Best.investment.ever! 🙂

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  2. Samson loved his first antler, which a friend brought for us from the States as we don’t have them here in Africa. My sister brought one for us on her visit at about the time we got Roo, but somehow it has somehow gotten lost in our house 🙁 I’ve looked everywhere so these dogs must habe gotten very creative with the hiding spot.

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