tino’s favorite toys
1. Kyjen’s Squeaky Squigglers Sea Monster is a very flappy octopus made of nylon and plush. It holds up to lots of chewing and tossing. The squeakers in the arms have lasted surprisingly long. The one thing I don’t like about this toy is the fuzz on the head and around the top of the legs - Tino pulls it off in tufts.
2. Fuzzee™, by A Cheerful Pet. Even the Vizslas like this one, and I’ve never seen them play with something that wasn’t a plush squeaky toy (unless it was a bone!). Tino likes that he can carry it by the ends, and will occasionally hold it like that and swing his head so that he hits himself. It is very strong, no signs of weakness.
3. Flappy! I have a couple of these in different sizes, mostly the Fleecie one. They are in Steve’s Top 5, out of his dozens and dozens of toys. I don’t know what it is but he goes nuts over them, and he’s passing it along to Tino.
4. Jolly Pet Romp-n-Roll®. This keeps him occupied the longest. We can play fetch with it, he can run and play tug with the Vizslas, or he can smack himself with it. The other dogs have no interest in it, so it’s great for occupying him.
5. Kong Cozies. The Wubbas get no action here, and the Kongs are only interesting if there’s food in them, but all three dogs love these toys! Yes, Kong actually makes plush toys. They are very plump but feel a bit firm, rather than squishy. The squeaker still works in this one as well, even with Steven incessantly trying to squeak it to death. I’ll be getting a few more of these, namely the rhino and koala, because I try to buy different species.
6. Anything Planet Dog. We currently have an Orbee-Tuff® Orbo with Treat Spot® for Pups and a big Orbee-Tuff® Orbee Ball. When Tino is a bit bigger I’ll be getting some of the ball toys. These have great bounce and are very tough, but are still pliable enough to create interest and let him get a good grip. The company gives one free replacement for any toy that gets destroyed, as well.
7. Hol-EE Roller by JW Pet. This one has great bounce to it. Steve will chase it, but doesn’t like bringing it back (he won’t touch rubber toys), so Tino gets the fun of a chase with the glory of always winning.