Favourite part, as the OP is discussing the puppies' dissection of a feather dog bed...
"Luckily there wasn't much of a wind but feathers seem to retain the memory of flying. A few feathers go a long way - a lot of feathers go even further"
I nearly peed myself!
The couple of hounds I walked out were very tame in comparison, just the typical brush-thievery and goofiness. They were a lovely couple and the bitch did very well at the hound show later that year too, I was so proud!