Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Love It: Mighty Stuffies

Athena loves her stuffies, she especially loves her Mighty Toy Rabbit that we purchased at Costco for a very good price!
Unfortunately, Athena hasn't yet learned how to be gentle with her stuffies like Mr. B from Two Pitties in the City.  She mostly sits and picks at the weak spots and attempts to rip the fabric (she has succeeded at tearing off the poor rabbits teeth and is close to getting its tail off too).  When she's not fabric picking, she's zooming around the house giving the bunny whip lash.

This stuffy has a tuffness rating of '10' because of its multiple layers of flexible materials.  It also has one squeaker in the middle, but Athena can't even get it to squeak because the toy is so firm.  Overall, I think this toy stands up to its rating.  Although Athena has managed to create a few weak spots, she has yet to puncture the rabbit and get to the stuffing.  This toy stays out almost all of the time at our house and Athena plays with it multiple times a day.
The only warning that I would give about this toy is that is can turn an already klutzy dog into a little terror.  When Athena carries her bunny in her mouth she is sure to knock a few things around.  Objects especially get bonked when she does her crazy head whipping action with the rabbit in her mouth.  At least this toy doesn't injure us like the Nylabone!
Do your dogs pick at their stuffies and whip them around the house 'crazy horse style'?  How have you taught your dogs to be gentle with their stuffed toys?

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  1. Rufus used to have a stuffie he looooved named Yeti (it looked like a yeti with long arms and legs). He would snuggle it and sleep with it and carry it EVERYWHERE. He was super gentle with Yeti and never once broke Yeti's exterior. Then the very first day we brought Turk home from the shelter, Turk ran over to Yeti and ripped his head off. Since then we cannot have stuffies at our house. It's very sad. But maybe, just maybe, that mighty dog toy would be strong enough to withstand Turk's stuffie rage?

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    1. OMG that is such a sad story!! Poor Rufus!!

      I'm thinking that this mighty toy miiiggghhhtt be strong enough to withstand the Turk man!

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  2. Nope...fuzz fuzz everywhere! No thanks:D

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    1. =( We don't like the fuzz everywhere either! Athena has managed to destroy one of her tuff rings and got the stuffing and squeakers out.

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  3. I haven't touch them to be gentle with them. Why? My dogs are my babies, sure, but they are also dogs--if they want to shred a toy to pieces, why not? They have great manners with everything else in the house, if they want to demolish a stuffed toy then can demolish it!

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    1. That's right, Emily! Let the dog babies destroy the stuffies =) It's more fun that way anyways!!

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