Yesterday I was browsing around on "Club Chein" ( a fun Frenchie site) I found a link to a paper project for a French bulldog. The person who posted it said she did hers in about an hour. Looked like fun, so I printed out the templates, along with their Japanese instructions. After FOUR HOURS of cutting, folding & gluing, this is what I came up with. Pretty cute, huh?
Naturally, Brutus did not find my expenditure of time on this project to be amusing. I didn't do it all at once, but any work was accompanied by little cries & snorts aimed at re-focusing my attention on the REAL Frenchie in the room. When I finally finished it, Brutus got to meet his new little friend. Initially he was inquisitive, but when he found out it wasn't a toy for him, he was disgusted. During his final moments with his paper likeness Brutus resorted with his default maneuver: he tried to eat it. I snatched it away just in time, and now have my handiwork proudly displayed out of Brutus' reach :)
Hey there little guy! Wanna play?
Well, if you're not good for playing,
then maybe you're good for eating...
Just look, don't touch? Sheesh....
The things I have to put up with!
For anyone else who is a glutton for punishment, the site also has templates for a lab, dalmation, corgi and other assorted animals:
Time to go wash the Elmer's glue off my hands before I start sticking to the keyboard!