In an effort to comfort Darwin after her first day of new day care, I bought a toy from their little retail area. It was a fleece tug ball:
image via Kyjen
Whenever we go to Friday's house Darwin always digs through Friday's toy box and pulls out her fleece toy so I thought Darwin would have fun with one of her own. Well she had too much fun with it and it was in pieces within a couple days... in fact there are still pieces in her toy box and strewn about the living room.
Well I contacted Kyjen just to see what this fleecy toy was made out of hoping it was made out of recycled fleece or something. Darwin LOVED the toy and I'd feel better about buying and letting her shred more if they were recycled and I wasn't totally being a huge landfill contributor. Turns out they aren't made of recycled fleece, but they did offer to send Dar a toy to review. We had just received the great prizes from Augie and Ti so I held off on giving Darwin the Kyjen toys for review.
They sent two toys. One was the fleecy bone.
While it's a fun toy and supposedly good for cleaning your dog's teeth and gums while playing, it didn't hold up very long and by the end of the night was in pieces. She did like playing with the pieces too though!
The second toy they sent was by far the best.
The invincibles toy boasts that even after the squeakers get punctured they still squeak. I don't think Darwin has punctured a squeaker yet because it's still squeaking, but maybe she has and it's just really invincible!
I was afraid she'd chew a hole through him, but it's been a few weeks and even through all the eye chewing (though they are felt eyes and not plastic eyes which she seems to rip out quite easily) it's still in one piece.
Here's a quick video of her first reaction to her new toy.
She LOVES the squeakers. And like I said, it's been a few weeks and it's still holding up and keeps her entertained. It's length also makes it good for tugging.
If you're still looking for Christmas gifts for your favorite pup, I'd say the Invincible snake from Kyjen would be a great gift to find under the tree!