Friday, November 22, 2013

FitDog Friday- Dismembered Toys

Play is an important part of keeping fit. Kelly and Ike like their toys as much as any dog. But Kelly, especially has a serious problem--she dismembers her toys. Just look at this collection of hands, ears and tails.
























A stuffie doesn't last 2 minutes in the house before it's de-squeaked, unstuffed and on it's way to being decapitated.

Ike, on the other hand, isn't terribly interested in stuffies. He loves tennis balls, and recently he's discovered a new toy that he's chewed on for weeks without any damage. I'm super impressed with Planet Dog's Snowball. It holds up to chewing, and it must retain it's yummy taste because Ike still licks it and mouths it. He even throws it in the air and catches it himself.




















What is your dog's toy-playing style? Do they rip them apart like Kelly, or savor them like Ike?

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17 comments:

  1. SOME of our stuffies we keep in pawfect condition... OTHERS we tie in and make them Deaded Instantly... and rip out the stuffing and beating Squeaker.
    We love your Collection of TREASURES.

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  2. Schooner does the same thing. It is something about the stuffing and squeaker. Most of the time i keep them and stuff them is another toy that the stuff is out of or I will put a tennis ball is it. Schooner will work to get everything out of the homemade stuffing like the ball all the piece that he rips off.

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  3. Tenacious Little TerrierNovember 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    No toys have been ripped apart in our house. A few squeakers have died but that's because they were squeaked too much vs being killed.

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  4. Rita's funny - most of her toys are in decent shape, but every once in a while, she decides to kill one of them! Maybe it's some sort of sacrifice to the toy gods. One thing she *hates* is a tag on a toy. She *always* rips that off!

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  5. Chester and Gretel won't play with anything that doesn't squeak. However, they too chew it up right away :(

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  6. Pamela | Something WaggingNovember 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Honey likes to savor her toys like Ike. Is it a Golden thing? :)


    And when her toys get destroyed, it's usually because my husband used them to play tug with her.


    But a recent foster was a destroyer. I had to be careful to put Honey's toys out of reach or she wouldn't have anything left.

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  7. Maya & Pierson fall somewhere in between. There are some toys they rip to shreds and others that last a little longer.

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  8. Slimdoggy Jack rips up some, but not all of his toys. Not sure if he gets much exercise doing so because he is usually lying down!

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  9. Our dogs are the same. Rodrigo rips them apart (when he can) while Sydney savors them. The ones Rodrigo can't destroy, he just carries around the house.

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  10. Scooters jaws are massive. Only the Kong has survived. Many of the kids toys have been dealt a cruel blow too!!!

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  11. Our Jozi is a damaging DE-Stuffer TOO! I have pieces and parts and sometimes I will mend her toys to get at least another use out of them. We try to stay away from toys that are stuffed and opt for the stuff-less toys but they have to have squeakers in them....Jozi loves squeakers but she has to be monitored when playing with them!

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  12. Oh we have a few destuffers here, too! As a matter of fact, it is sometimes quite the workout as they fight and tackle, rip, and pull their stuffies around! Of course, when I get the (un)stuffies, they have a little bit more of a workout! :-)

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  13. Dog Breeds
    There are a few toys these people disparaging offer to help shreds while others that last a little lengthier.

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  14. Our stuffies end up at the stuffie clinic a lot. We play tug a war and that results in limbs/heads being ripped off and needing reattachment.

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  15. Great post! Bringing home a new dog, whether it’s a puppy or an adult, is like bringing home a new baby – you need to be prepared, and you need supplies. So, I was looking for articles on buying pet toys and then I came across yours inspiring read. Thanks!

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