I know this is pretty late, but… what did everyone dress up as for Halloween?
At flyball this weekend, Erin left me on the sidelines, while she loaded the box for the more advanced dogs. I worked some seriously bad puppy magic in those 10 minutes, despite being able to see her and everyone else. Can you guess what naughty thing I did in her absence?
Here are some more photos of me enjoying my favorite toy from Hear Doggy! When this one is gone, you can bet Erin will be buying me another one. (I hope, I hope, I hope!)
Roxie’s Reviews: Hear Doggy! Plush Whale [small]
Hear Doggy’s Plush Whale has been everyone’s favorite. Let me share with you why that is. This brand has a unique squeaker that keeps everyone happy. I get to enjoy the dulcet tones of an prey animal in distress, and my humans don’t have to hear “incessant squeaking” since the frequency is outside of the range they can hear. Everyone finds this to be a win-win. Even though this is a plush toy, I haven’t ripped to to shreds yet. I know this toy is special, and I’ve been savoring it. It’s been my favorite and I consistently bring it over to play fetch. More pictures to come!
"Hear Doggy! toys give your pet the same sensation and enjoyment of traditional squeaky toys without the irritating noise!
The science behind Hear Doggy!: Dogs can hear sounds at a higher frequency (0 to 45KHz) than humans (0 to 20 KHz). Tuned to an ultrasonic range in the 24-28 KHz frequency, each Hear Doggy! squeaker is out of human hearing range, but still fun for your four-legged friend.”
Chew factor: 7/10 This is a nice soft, plush toy. It could easily be torn up though, and is not the most durable. Hear Doggy does have some more durable toys available now, and also have a line of toys that don’t have any stuffing. Great options for some more destructive… er… enthusiastic… chewers.
Fetch factor: 7/10 The plush whale isn’t designed specifically for fetch, but it is my current favorite. I love being able to squeak it as I run back with it.
Squeakiness: 10/10 This has been everyone’s favorite squeaky toy, for the reasons noted above. Erin says she can hear the sound of air rushing through the squeaker, but not a squeak. It’s more of a “swishing” sound to her. To me though, it’s a vibrant, high-pitched squeak. I could tell as soon as she pulled it from the Barkbox and squeezed it, that I was going to love it.
Coloring: 8/10 Honestly, who cares? While the color isn’t biologically accurate to any species for whale, it makes it easy to spot. It would be better if it were neon for the humanses, but they have never had to search for it anyway; I have been carrying it EVERYWHERE.
Happy tails, my friends! We’d love to hear about your favorite toys too. Tell us in the comments: Have you come across anything unique lately?
Roxie’s Reviews: Bark Worthies, Natural Hickory Beef Treats
These are nice, soft and squishy treats. My favorite kind! These could work rather well as a training treat in their current size [or you could slice them in half to keep your pup from packing on the pounds]. Here I am begging and also waiting after being told to “leave it.” No harm in smelling and drooling while I wait, right? I snarfed this snack down as soon as Erin gave it to me. Gone in one bite!
Roxie’s Reviews: Primal Freeze-Dried Liver Munchies
Liver munchies are a very wonderful treat. They are very light, almost fluffy treat. When Erin gave me one, I was so excited that I didn’t even run to my standard treat spot [on the carpet]; instead, I ate the treat right there, in the kitchen. That doesn’t happen very often! Erin gave me these treats all month when she’d be leaving the apartment, and usually they were gone before she even made it past the front door.
Here are all of our goodies from the August Barkbox. This is the last Barkbox post we’ll have for a little while. We’ve had to stop our subscription… We’ve got so many treats at this point, that we have to work through our stash, before we bring more treats into our home. (We are literally going to run out of room!) It’s been fun trying all these treats and toys, and we’ll hopefully start back up soon. With Flyball training starting back up, we should be able to blow through the stash pretty quickly without ruining my corg-ish figure. ;)
Just to let you know, we still haven’t tried the “ice pups” yet; however we have used 2 different food mixes from “the honest kitchen,” and I really like the brand. The dehydrated food from there is a nice topper or solo food, and it keep my tummy and digestive track in line.
We did use the Bark Worthies’ food topper though. My tummy handled it just fine, and it really motivated me to eat my food in the morning. This topper is basically left over flakes from the bully-stick making process. I LOVE bully sticks, so of course, I loved this food topper.
More reviews to come! Stay tuned!
Roxie’s Reviews: R2P Pet, Sprong
In the July box, there was one toy, but boy was it wonderful! The R2P Pet is incredibly unique, and I find myself bringing it to Erin as my toy of choice, anytime it’s down.
Chew factor: 4/10 This thing has done just fine here at our place, but online reviews indicate that the fuzzy velour coating may come off and stain paws. One reviewer indicated that the little extensions can be torn off easily. Again, this hasn’t happened for us, but in all honesty, we’re pretty surprised. It does not feel sturdy at all!
Fetch factor: 10/10 This toy is amazing! It doesn’t really work well for tug-of-war, because the extensions feel like they’ll be torn off. Fetch though? This thing is the best! Want to know why? Check the next section…
Squeakiness: 9/10 When you throw this, it squeaks with every bounce! It is not something I can easily chew on to produce sound, but the sounds it makes during play are very enjoyable!
Coloring: 8/10 The blue color is easy to spot and the shape is large enough that it doesn’t easily get stuck under things.
Happy tails, my friends! Hope you are enjoying some fun toys too!