Roxie’s Reviews: American Dog Toys Fetch & Glow jr.
These are just fun little balls. I’ve always been a fan of round things, but my passion has amplified after starting flyball. These might not get every dog hopped up, but I like ‘em!
Chew factor: 5/10 I don’t tend to chew on things like this… They have a nice soft squish to them, so other dogs might find them pleasing to nom on.
Fun factor: 5-7/10 These have potential. At home, they aren’t all that special since you could have the same play with a standard tennis ball. The potential is that they glow in the dark, so they could be great for night-time fetch sessions. They will require light exposure, so make sure your hoomans bring a flashlight! They also float, so that could be cool for some time in the pool.
Squeakiness: 0/10 No squeaker. Booooo!
Durability: 7/10 They are advertised as being durable. I haven’t had an experience yet to prove otherwise.
Coloring: 10/10 These bright colors are great, as they are easy to spot. If you lose them in the grass, the humanses can easily find them for you. As I mentioned earlier, they glow in the dark too.
Not a dog-person?
When Erin was walking with me this morning, we came across an older lady that lives in our building. We’ve never come across her before, so I walked up to her to say hello. Erin on the other hand, tried to keep walking. She saw something about this lady that I just didn’t see.
The old lady just looked at me and then looked at Erin. She didn’t say anything and it was starting to become awkward. You can only stand in silence for so long! Since I was a bit confused, I wagged my stumpy tail and panted a bit. You know, to show her I am friendly? Erin gently pulled my leash, guiding me to the elevator, and said, “C’mon Roxie, not everyone wants to be your friend.” (WHAAAAT?!)
At this point the old lady was trailing behind us into the elevator and started rambling. Behind her thick glasses her eyes seemed very large and unblinking, as she said, “It’s not that. I’m just not a dog-person. I’m very happy for people who are dog-people or cat-people and can have dogs or cats, but that’s just not me. I can’t pet them or anything like that.”
Erin shared a story about how her mom was fearful of dogs, due to being bitten twice as a child. The old lady just shrugged and said, “Oh I’m not afraid or allergic…” and then trailed off as we stepped out of the elevator onto our floor, leaving her behind. Erin waved and said, “Have a nice morning!” as she does after most elevator rides. Usually the others say, “You too,” but she just blinked at us instead. (Finally -I think that’s the first time she blinked this decade! Was she scared of little ol’ me?)
Honestly though… What on earth happened this morning? Who was that person? Does she fall into some weird category of “Iguana-People” or is she that rare-breed that just doesn’t like pets in general? (Maybe an alien-imposter? I think I’d be able to smell that though…) I saw Erin reading an article about something like this, all the while making the face she makes when she is confused or doesn’t like something she has just eaten. Furrowed brow, scrunched-up nose, the works! I don’t think either of us have encountered a person like this before. Have you?
Erin has the summers off, which means we get to play all day! I really tired myself out at the park this morning. Erin eventually cut me off, but I still skipped most of the way home, hoping she would throw it again.
I kind of overdid it and tried to lay down to take a break in the grass. Since we were 2 blocks away, Erin just picked me up and carried me home. I wonder if I can trick her into carrying me everywhere?
Roxie’s Reviews: safemade Pet Products Puppy Chew Stick
This was an interesting one. Erin found it to be very irritating because of the material while Alex found it to be amusing because of the shape. I enjoyed this toy for fetch but it wasn’t always my first choice.
Chew factor: 7/10 This is supposed to be a chew toy for puppies, so handle with care if you are a big dog.
Fun factor: 5/10 This is ok to play fetch with. It doesn’t bounce much. Tug-of-war is next to impossible. I’m a drooler and that makes this toy slippery.
Squeakiness: 0/10 No squeaker. Booooo!
Durability: 7/10 I have tried to abuse it a little bit and it’s still in pretty good shape. It just doesn’t feel as sturdy as a Kong, but as a whimpy chewer, I kind of find that appealing. Makes it seem like I stand a chance at destroying it eventually.
Coloring: 7/10 Bright orange makes it easy to find and means that hunters will never mistake it for a deer.
I only surround myself with stable, friendly dogs.
Who are you spending your time with? Are they good to be around? Do they leave you feeling better than you were before?
From Memorial day weekend: playing in the park with my BFF Jefferson!
We received a surprise extra Barkbox in April! Nice, right? Thank youuu, Granmamare!
Licks Vitamins - In water, it ended up making my breath super stinky and meaty. The humans didn’t want to cuddle me until my teeth were brushed and even then I had to push the issue. On food though, it was great! No long-term trash-can-breath and it made my food super appetizing!
Groommitts - My human seems to like these to clean mud off me. I do not care for them. I put that mud there for a reason.
ETTA SAYS! Duck Jerky - This is okay. I’m not particularly jazzed about this treat. I have even turned my nose up at this at flyball. Sometimes I’ll eat it sometimes I won’t. If it falls on the ground I won’t even hunt for it… Other dogs at class seem to enjoy it.
Duck Stick - This was great. Like a bullystick - nice and crunchy. Sorry we don’t have the brand info for you. Erin got a little excited and gave me it before she photographed the label.
From Memorial day weekend : doing tricks for treats.
I am totally creative! Look at that substitute tennis ball. Genius!
From Memorial day weekend - Jefferson came to visit!