By: Luke Matthews/UK Mirror
Three-year-old Dachshund Pickle cried and pawed at the door of the washing machine for the hour-long cycle as he watched his favorite chicken drumstick toy go round and round.
The three-year-old Dachshund hasn’t gone anywhere without his beloved ‘nug nug’ since Santa delivered it at Christmas and even takes it to bed with him.
It came in a set which also contained a burger and chips, but when the adorable doggo realized he couldn’t carry all three at once, he chose the chicken drumstick as his number one.
Pickle’s owner Rebekah Taylor decided it was time the toy was given a good clean, and distracted him with treats in the garden so she could sneak nug nug into the wash.
Unable to rescue it, he sat whimpering and pawing at the machine until the cycle was complete – and couldn’t contain his excitement when 36-year-old Rebekah finally freed his favorite drumstick.
“I don’t know how Pickle could smell his toy through the washing machine door but he found it straight away,” said Rebekah, from Derbyshire.
“The cycle was on for an hour and he sat there the whole time. Even when he couldn’t see his toy anymore, he still knew it was in there.
“As soon as I opened the door, he saw it but he didn’t know if he was allowed to take it yet so he was carefully touching it with his nose.
“I told him he could take it and he got it out the machine and walked off. He was over the moon to have it back.”
Rebekah added: “Pickle is very protective of his drumstick. He carries it around like a baby with a comfort blanket. He takes it everywhere with him.
“When I tell him it’s time to go to bed, he picks it up and takes it with him. Even when he’s having his tea, he puts the drumstick next to his bowl.