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Dog Shows His Dad How Proud He Is Of His Huge Stick Collection

Bruce is a charming Golden Retriever who lives with his human, Leo Icenhour. He is a very sweet and clever dog with a strange and curious hobby. He loves to collect sticks.

Bruce is only allowed to play with rubber objects because of an accident with a stick two years ago that put him in the hospital.

Leo said to The Dodo:

“Despite his injury, his love of sticks did not fade, but has only become a beautiful collection. He takes pride in collecting sticks of all shapes and sizes from our backyard and puts them right in front of our front door, checking them daily as we enter and leave the house.”


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Bruce’s fascination with collecting sticks arose a few years ago when in a snowstorm he forgot his favorite stick outside and the snow covered it completely. He was so worried thinking that he had lost it.

“He had left his favorite stick outside the night it started to snow. The next day, Bruce totally panicked because he obviously couldn’t find it or even see the ground.”


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Bruce spent a long time digging holes in the snow. He looked distressed in search of his stick, and somewhat exhausted took a break and waited until the weather began to warm up.


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“After the snow partially melted, he was finally able to dig and find his stick. I had never seen him more triumphant than at that moment. I think he started the collection because he doesn’t want to feel the panic of losing it again.”


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His dad has forbidden Bruce to bring his sticks into the house, but the smart golden usually takes advantage when his father is a little distracted to bring one of them in and keep it by his side at least for a while.


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Leo knows that his pet is really happy collecting sticks and proudly enjoys how his collection grows.

“He just likes to add sticks to his collection and he’s very proud of it.”

You can follow Leo on Instagram and learn more about Bruce and his unique collection.


Photo credit: IG/LEOICENHOUR


Photo credit: IG/LEOICENHOUR


Photo credit: IG/LEOICENHOUR


Photo credit: IG/LEOICENHOUR


Photo credit: IG/LEOICENHOUR

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