We got Runner Up in the photo contest I posted about a while back. Thanks to the generosity of Premier Pet Products, we got a bag of new toys to try out!
The Pogo Plush Slap Happy was in use before I even got the packaging off. Gypsy grabbed it from me when I was showing it off to Chris! I had to take it back from her to get photos of it. Enthusiastic pup.
Archie and West with the new Slap Happy:
Typical boys. Archie plays with toy. West 'plays' with Archie:
The combination of lighting, snow and new toy created some awesome snow-spray shots:
The Fun Kitty Egg-cersizer is probably the most hated of the toys. The dogs don't get to play with it, and the cats are irritated that they don't get a free meal anymore! They seem to get it and play with it right away though (no introduction done. bad me.), so maybe they will be on the way to non-obesity soon! Bad cats.
The Funny Bone Busy Buddy toy is one I hadn't ever seen in person before. I've seen these toys on the website, but was never sure if they'd last my hard chewers, so I never bought one. I was excited to get a chance to try it out! I know I never really understood how it worked, so I figured I'd lay it out for you!
The toy out of the package:
Note the grooves where the strips sit:
The end unscrews, to access the strips:
And the entire bone piece comes right out, leaving the purple a totally separate piece:
You can see how the strips lock in by sliding into the groove:
The strip has a wider bit at each edge, to lock it in place:
Just slide the strip in (this is a bit tough, as they fit quite tightly)
And you're ready to chew!
Give to puppy:
West really liked it. He chewed the sticking-out parts of the strips off really fast, but was keen to keep working on it. I will experiment with cutting the strips in half, then they would last twice as long.
I gave it to West in his crate while I went into the house for a bit. He gnawed away at it and a couple hours later, this is what I found:
So, some damage, but nothing major. Something to keep an eye on, though, since I know ground-plastic has worn dogs' teeth in the past. A friend has a dog with SHARPENED canines from grinding on plastic long term.
All in all, we're very happy with this toy!