I have always maintained that Henson is exceedingly cruel, but this seems a little ridiculous. We bought him a little plush monkey-friend. The monkey was about two inches high and very cute and squishy. We figured Henson would chew on it and carry it around for a few days, even weeks, before it eventually got worn out and was destroyed. The picture at left shows the state of the tiny cloth-and-stuffing monkey after spending only one hour in our house. Schadenfreude indeed. I think that’s hard proof that Dachshunds are German.