Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas came early this year ...

You could say, Christmas came early this year for the Dog Woods Pack ...a box of recommendedly robust looking toys arrived in Dog Woods from Singapore last week.  I suppose you could call them a spoilt lot - having their toys specifically imported from the next country ... thing is, we're down to our last Holey-Moley Ball (I bought them FOUR this year - the other three are no longer safe to play with - with bits almost falling off) and not one of the pet shop in the country now have them in stock! 

While the pet shop do sell some toys, but at the rate the Dog Woods Pack goes through them - shredding 'em before you can holler 'Nooooo!'  ... you think it's simply not worth even the buy.  The problem starts when they decide to swallow the bits that ends up blocking their digestive system ....

So far, it's only been Joe who'had his digestive system blocked and unblocked (via surgery) ... although he recovers soon enough and is always game for a game of fetch, having to go through the experience of surgeries and recovery with Joe is enough for us to be wary and more selective of toys for the pack.

While ideally I would have liked to get hold on a few more of them Holey Moley balls - they being suited for both big and small dogs.  The selection of robust looking toys that arrived in the Dog Woods Pack toy was met with much enthusiasm.  Joe's been happily snorting with approval with his TuffTire.  It's since replaced his Holey Moley Ball in his game of fetch.  Being a Rottie, he's not let Trixie even near his precious new tyre - not if he can help it!

The Basset and the Furkids however prefer the small mesh ball (which needs to be kept away from Joe just incase he decides to swallow it whole!) being similar to their favouirte Holey Moley. Admittedly, the TuffTire is a little to bulky and heavy to play tag with but that's not stop the Furkids from chewing on toy.  Unlike Joe, they're a little uncertain on how to 'play' with tyre.

Because the toys are not readily available (forced to import and you're not certain too whether they will be in stock) , I'm forced to 'ration'  them.  One type of toy each at a time and they have to 'share'  - (which am afraid, dogs are not very good at) ... but I get them to chase toy so everyone gets to play along ...

So here are some photos of the the toy hoggers ... enjoying their moment with their new toy before I come along and make 'em work for it.  ;)


  1. What great photos! I read the post to Sissy & Gretchen, who get new toys at least monthly, if not weekly. I don't think they feel as blessed as I was hoping, but...

  2. Our mom is a big believer in "rationing" Dang it!
    Will you tell Anna I would love to see more pics of her beautiful self?

  3. It has been waaay too long since we've visited! So glad the pups have some rough and tumble toys they'll have more difficulty tearing apart! And rationing is definitely the way to go for momzer, drat for me too! Just last night I tore apart another stuffie. It was just so much fun!
    Hugs xo

  4. Great photos of the new toys and the furkids! We have missed you - nice to see you back posting.
    We have our paws crossed that these toys will survive - if not we are usually very happy with empty tubs and empty plastic bottles - and Martha can spend ours taking laces out of shoes!
    love and kisses
    Martha & bailey xxx

  5. My guys always are excited to get new toys. Too bad they don't stay new looking for very long. It's fun to see your kids playing with their new things.

  6. Nothing like the joy of NEW toys!

    How khool fur all of woo!


  7. Nice pressies!
    Enjoy & try to keep 'em intact for a little longer this time...them things are expensive!!
    Your pal,

  8. Good to see you, Tuffy, and thanks for visiting our blog. We love to get new toys too, but we hope you guys are careful and don't eat the toys. We destroy ours sometimes too, but we leave the evidence on the floor.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  9. Ya new safe toys.. Looks like some very happy pups..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  10. Oooo! Love toys! LOOOVE toys! hope that these are going to last quite a bit!

  11. Hey Tuffy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family!


  12. Your new toys are awsome looking.
    Please be careful and not eat them.