Saturday Review: I just love to play fetch! Sometimes, on our extra-long weekend morning walks, we go to Commons Park. Every so often, Erin forgets to bring a ball for me to fetch, so I’ll find something and bring it to her if I want to play. Boy was Erin surprised this day since I got a little creative…
That’s right! I brought her a pinecone! Erin just laughed and laughed, which makes me happy when she does that. She has a nice laugh and it makes my bottom wiggle like crazy when I hear it!
Erin still doesn’t believe it was warm enough in October to go play in the river. She says that back in Ohio, it’s too cold to do anything like that.
Right around Christmas time, Erin and I went to Ohio to visit her parents and my “cousin” Ranger. We stopped by a dog park and had a grand old time! I got kind of muddy though…
Erin’s friend Marya works at some sort of magical place filled with toys and wonder! The place is called “Kong.” Maybe because most of their toys are tough like King Kong?
I already have a couple of their toys and am a big… er… tiny but big-hearted fan! Apparently Marya thinks I’m cute, and so does her boss, so they sent Erin home with a bunch of toys for me to try. The condition was I had to try them and send them photos of me playing with them. Um. YES!
Erin has only let me try one toy so far. She’s putting everything in boxes right now, for something called, moving? Whatever that means. I don’t care. I HAVE NEW TOYS!!
The first one Erin let me try is the Kong Braidz. It’s a green dragon thing. It’s body is a nom-nom-nom-worthy fleece rope and the head is a plush toy. It’s like the best of both worlds! And, the very best, bestest part? There is a squeaker in the head. I repeat, THERE IS A SQEAKER IN THE HEAD! I was so excited I did a little dance when I heard it!
Here are my ratings for this one…
Chew factor: 6/10 This is a soft, squishy chew. Easy on the teeth. :>
Fun factor: 10/10! I could pull on it for tug-of-war, I could fetch it, and I could chew it. What more do you want? *^_^*
Squeakiness: 6/10 The squeaker is there which is super exciting. It doesn’t feel like the strongest squeaker I’ve had. Maybe a standard squeaker? I’ll probably puncture it in a little while… *cough* >_> STOP JUDGING ME! >_<
Durability: 6/10 They tell you upfront this is “not intended for chew sessions.” It’s not their standard rubber toy, so be gentle. I wasn’t so gentle with mine [you know already, I’m pretty hard on my toys]. I found a seam and ripped it open and got some yummy fluff out. Worked up a good frenzy when I saw it! The braid seems a little tougher than the head. If you avoid the seams and focus on the braid, you should have it for a long time! :D
Coloring: 10/10 This is bright and colorful. Not that I care. I’m a dog. .__.
Erin had a tough time getting pictures of this one. I was so excited about having a new toy that I was full of energy and super wiggly. Erin thinks that they are just blurry photos, but I like to think of them as ACTION SHOTS!
SUPER ACTION TUGGING!
SUPER ACTION FETCHING!!
SUPER ACTION CHEWING!!!
Here are some “nice” photos too:
Finally tuckered out enough that I’ll sit and wait for a picture…
All smiles because of my new Kong Braidz!
Since I’m still trying to catch up to present time, I’ll just start posting some fun memories on Saturdays! Here is a “Saturday Review” to check out. Anything else I post from now on will be current material! Old stuff will ONLY be on Saturdays!
Here are some more pictures from my snow day if you are curious!
A while ago, Erin took me to Red Rocks Amphitheater. I had such a fun time running around and smelling everything! I just loved being out in the sunshine. Here are some pictures from our hike that day.
Here we are playing my favorite game. Erin has me sit and wait. Then she tells me to come and I run the whole way to her!
We loved this place so much, that we eventually did go back. We even took Alex with us and he liked it a lot too! He commented on how beautiful it was and took a lot of pictures on his camera… I’ll have to see if I can get those somehow.
Erin says I’m too tough on my toys. I don’t know what that is about. I just love them so much that I have to hug them… with my teeth. *cough*
Anyway, my favorite toy is the Kyjen Invincible gekko from Petco. My first one, Godzilla, was orange and black. I carried him with me everywhere and squeaked him while I walked. He slept in bed with me, snuggled between my paws. Eventually the squeaking wasn’t enough for me. I tore off all his spikes… and later I ripped him open out of frustration when his squeaker didn’t work anymore. Yes, I managed to break a self-healing squeaker.
Let’s move on… Granmamare got me one for my birthday (my first) and then again for Christmas (upon hearing that I had finally destroyed the first). Erin got me one for Easter. I am such a fast learner, that with each gekko I figured out how to destroy them more rapidly. The 3rd one I had torn open in 7 minutes. Erin took it away and put it up for a while, then only let me play with it under supervision. I eventually did tear his skin off and put then began to work on destroying the sqeaker. Now I have a spider from Kyjen Invincibles and I only get to play with him on special occasions.
How fast do you guys destroy your toys? Am I in the wrong here? I just want my spider all the time -it hardly seems fair that I can’t have it and tear it to pieces right now!