Just three weeks ago I was ordering some supplies for the dogs and I had to meet a minimum order for free shipping. That happens to me a lot, so usually I’ll pick up a toy for the dogs. I picked out this cute “Hank the Moose” toy. Hank was certainly a hit, as you can see in the short video below of Luke playing with him.
Hank lived less than a week. Only 3 days after we got him, he looked like this.
Luckily for us, just days after Hank’s demise, I received a message from West Paw Design that I had won a random drawing on their Facebook page. They were doing some Earth Day giveaways, and just because I had liked their page, I won 5 free toys! We have many West Paw toys, they are my absolute favorite, oh, and the dogs love them too. I got to pick whatever 5 toys we wanted! Of course, they were a hit also.
The ball was Cricket’s favorite, as always, and yesterday I posted a sweet photo of her sleeping with it. They soon had to take it outside to play with it. The Jive ball is made of an awesome material called Zogoflex, and these toys last a long, long time. They stand up very well to Sheba’s obsessive chewing.
I think Luke’s favorite of the stuffed toys was the snake. Mr. Snake didn’t live long either, though he did last over a week before he got a lobotomy.
Notice the hole is his head, and the flatness of it. The head is where the squeaker was – don’t worry, I recovered the squeaker as soon as I saw the hole in the head, and I let Luke de-stuff it and then collected the stuffing up also (though since West Paw’s toys are all made in the USA I don’t worry as much if they eat a little bit here and there).
We also got a toy for the cats. Samantha loves the caterpillar, but Conrad doesn’t really have any interest in toys. He sniffed it and then lost interest.
Sam also loved the paper which must have smelled like catnip. Of course, there’s also the best toy/bed that comes with every shipment:
Luke tried to steal his sister’s toy, more than once!
I think Sheba has been teaching Luke how to “kill” the toys. Or, she gets it started and he continues. Cricket seems to be most interested in a stuffed toy once it is
“half dead” too. We had actually stopped buying stuffed toys for a while because they were so destructive. But our golden Moses seemed so sad to not have any that we started again, and then of course when Luke came we had to get him some toys too. It’s OK, we know what we’re getting into when we get them. We have the Zogoflex toys that last, and the stuffed toys come and go. As long as the dogs are having fun, that is what matters the most!
Disclaimer: We are only sharing these toys because we enjoy them, we were not compensated in any way by any of these companies. We won the West Paw toys only because we are Facebook fans.