First some general announcements.
Natalie who owns Addie, please email me. My address is on the sidebar. Your comment section on your blog isn't working and I can't get in touch.
Daisy who has the PWD, will you email me, too. I'd like to chat about our breed.
I have listed all the books mentioned so far on the Shelfari shelf on the sidebar. I also added some that Nichole has reviewed on her blog and a few of the book on knitting for pets. To use the shelf go to the next button and the books on the next shelf appear. If you put the cursor on a book, you'll get information on that book and probably where to buy it. Shelfari is owned by Amazon, so they will try to sell you a book. Many of these can be found in your local libraries.
Please send in any pictures of your pets that died prior to 2009. We will show the pictures and whatever you would like to say about them starting on September 1. If you prefer not to write anything, at least give us the pet's name and dates of birth or adoption and death. We'd like to honor these beloved pets. If your pet died this year, we will honor them in December.
Today's topic is toys. If your household is like ours, the pets get very excited when new toys come thru the door.
With ten dogs and two birds, we tend to buy in large quantities.
We have found that our dogs have preferences as to what type of toys the enjoy. They also play with them differently.
Lucy was very little and couldn't pick up a tennis ball. She also wasn't into retrieving. She liked to carry her toy around and occasionally shake it and growl at it. Then she would take it off to her bed to nap with it. She didn't destroy her toys.
Although Monty was a big, strong dog, he loved stuffies. This one, pink pig-bunny was his favorite. He carried it everywhere with him and would hand it to me to hold when he went outside. He never destroyed a toy and played gently with them. He could catch and sometimes would chase a ball or frisbee.
These are glow balls, one of our universal favorites. They soak up light, then glow in the dark, in case you're longing to have a 3AM game of fetch. Sky carries one of these around constantly. If he doesn't have one in his mouth, it's nearby and he knows where.
This is Bailey showing off a glowball. She has chewed a couple of them and Fudge has hidden a few, so we'll be placing an order soon for a new supply.
This is Samba's and possibly my favorite. It's the 'Flying Cow' frisbee by Bamboo. Samba goes crazy when she sees this come off the shelf. She starts jumping and barking and will chase it until she drops. She taught the puppies how to play with this and they all love it. We have three of them and gave one to each puppy that left for new homes.
It's my favorite because Bamboo guarantees it's toys. Morgan chewed the first one we had, so I sent it along with the receipt (always save your receipts) back to the company and they sent me two brand new ones for free. They are a great company and I highly recommend them.
This is one of our newer toys, but very popular. It's a 'Wubba'. It sails thru the air and squeaks and comes in different sizes. They make them for very little dogs and very large ones. My pack loves it. As you can see in the picture, one of it's tails has been chewed off by Miss Morgan.
Here she is endorsing the Wubba.
Samba thinks it's perfect for retrieving.
Holly likes her yellow wooden duck. She chews on the wood and it has rope cords hanging down that she grooms. It's the perfect size for her to hide behind. Buddy used to love his bell. He rang it when he wanted attention and he would talk into his mirror.
Now it's your turn. What's your pet's favorite toy? How does he/she play with it? Do you play together with it? Send in pictures of your pet, dog, cat, bird, horse, any pet, with their favorite toy. On the side bar I have listed some of my favorite web sites for buying toys. I'll research which ones ship internationally. Let us know where you buy toys. Everyone is always on the lookout for new and hopefully inexpensive toys for our best friends.