Saturday, January 7, 2012

I Willy Wonka'd the Dog

One should not get a puppy when one has small children.  It's just a stupid idea.  Small children have small toys, and puppies eat EVERYTHING.  Small children run, and puppies chase.  Small children have delicate skin and they completely freak out when they bleed, puppies nip.  Small children dump bowls of water, puppies need drinks.  Small children eat dog food.  I could go on and on...

A couple months ago I posted on Facebook that I liked Penny a lot better when she had a rawhide, and everyone told me that rawhide was terrible for dogs.  I felt badly.  And yet every time I've walked past those Busy Bones in the pet store, I've missed the three hours of peace and harmony they provided.

No more.  Behold!

If this is going to make Penny sick, please don't tell me. Ignorance is bliss, and peace and quiet. 

This is what the dog has looked like for the past half an hour:

"Oh, yum yum yum yum yum!"
Jack just crawled over and half laid on her.  She just went right on trying to get the treat out of the back side of the thing - she paid no attention to the baby at all.  It's like crack for dogs.

So what is it?  On one side it's like an everlasting Gobstopper, but instead of candy, it's chicken flavored (there are lots of flavors to choose, I'm afraid Barbecue might stain the carpet, though).  On the other side you can tuck treats in so that the dog has to really work at it to get them out.  It's the best thing ever!  I'm done with this post and she's still trying to get the treat out.  One treat has lasted 45 minutes.  I love this thing.

Some of the reviews are negative - I think people might have gotten toys that were too small for their dogs.  Even though Penny's less than 30 pounds, I got her the large size (she's still growing) and she has not been able to take the everlasting treat out of the center.  As with any toy, you have to supervise your dog with this until you know she's safe.

Your dog wants one.  I got mine at Pet Supplies Plus, but like everything they're cheaper at Amazon.

From time to time I like to share a product that I've found that has made my life easier or better in some way.  I'm not getting paid for my opinion, but the link is (obviously) an Amazon Associate's link, so I might make a few cents if you click through and buy something.  


Rob Monroe said...

We loved those when we had our crack-headed dog. She got REALLY good at getting stuff out, though, so the joy lasted only for a little while.

Did you get the gross-smelling spray-can stuff to fill it? I'm sure it is tasty to dogs, but I was repulsed due to the odor!

Amy said...

Yeah, that puppy Easy Cheez? We've used that, too. Yuck!