Many of us love the exciting habit of collecting stuff. Whether it is stamps, coins, buttons, books, insects, or even rocks, it is a cool hobby to be engaged in. It helps very much in reducing stress and anxiety. Although many humans may take much pride in showing off their collections, how many pup-friends you know have a magnificent collection of something?
We doubt that you know many!
Puppies find containment in just fetching what you throw at them, right?
You would be surprised to meet this adorable puppy who has taken collecting to the next level with a diverse collection all by him. It contains various types of sticks (what else could it be!). Long, short, barkful, barkless, straight, curved – this boy has got them all. He is a four years old golden retriever, owned by Leo Icenhour. Leo is proud as much as the puppy about the collection and was happy to share the story behind it.
Meet Bruce, the 4-year-old golden retriever who’s become a bit of a refined collector of sticks
Bruce, the puppy, once had a nice stick, which meant the world to him. One day, a relentless snowfall created a 12-inches thick snow layer outside. Poor Bruce missed the stick somewhere on the ground and could not find it no matter how hard he tried. He went haywire searching for it, and his head was buried under the snow for most of the day.
The adorable doggo has over 50 sticks in his collection already that he picks up during his daily walks
Finally, when warm weather appeared again, it revealed Bruce’s stick. But he was determined to avoid any future heartbreak. Thus ‘the collection’ was born, leading to eternal happiness. It even went viral on several social media platforms, including Instagram, making him famous.
He isn’t allowed to play with them, only rubber toys, but just take a look at how proud he is of his collection!
‘Even though he is not allowed to have sticks inside the house, he sometimes tries to sneak one,’ says Leo. ‘After a tragic accident that happened while playing with a stick, we switched to playing with rubber sticks and toys. But he gets to keep his precious collection,’ he adds. ‘Having our house near a brook where it floods from time to time offers Bruce a variety of sticks for him to choose from.’
The good boy started collecting after he had lost his favorite stick after heavy snowfall
He spent some time looking for it hectically, digging holes and sniffing around
Once the snow had melted, he was reunited with his favorite stick
‘He loves attention, and napping and fetching are his favorite activities of the day.’ Leo explains.
After this experience, he started collecting more sticks so as to not relive the same temporary loss
‘He is a very nice dog. I think he is the ‘goodest’ boy in the world.’
The lovable pooch and his collection have been going viral on Reddit, Imgur, and various news outlets
You can check out his Instagram account here to find more adorable pictures.
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