Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Aurora, IL
We had a train derailment at the end of our road. I went down to look at the damage and brought a few souveniers home. One of the things I brought home was a couple of springs from the railroad cars. The outside springs weighed about 30lbs and the inside springs about 20lbs. I was in high school at the time and had some sort of an idea that I was going to make a spring board or some other crazy idea. I stuck them in our shed and forgot about them for about 6 months. I was cleaning out the shed in the spring and set the springs on the lawn and went about clearing more unwanted stuff. When I came back out again Maggie was was clawing at the springs, then rolling them around the yard with her nose and making the strangest little yipping/barking sounds I ever herd her make. I didn't think too much of it at first, but after an hour of her playing, she wouldn't stop. Her nose was bleeding from a couple of abrasions and she was out of breath, she was still fixated on the spring when I decided she had enough. I picked the spring up and put it away in the shed. I thought it was so strange, she had never obsessed about anything like this before. She would play with the spring until she dropped if I would let her. It was always her favorite thing, but I had to limit her access to it. It was like crack for a cocaine addict, I don't think she could quit playing with it even if it killed her. It was too heavy for her to pick up, but she would alternate pulling it with her front paws and rolling it with her nose. It is the smaller inside springs on the picture.