Posted tagged ‘stuffed toy’


December 12, 2007


                                                           “The Toy Box”

Every Wednesday Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer has a blog carnival about household tips. I am sure that I am the only one that participates in the carnival that has a blog about their Chihuahuas. Nevertheless, I love that blog and I want to participate. I don’t know how long I can participate because it it very difficult to give household tips about three Chihuahuas. But, here it goes….

Has anyone ever seen a toy box for dogs? Do toy boxes for dogs even exist? I have never seen one, and if they made them, they would cost more than I am willing to pay for them.

I have three Chihuahuas that just love to romp and play. Every time I turn around, I would find a chew toy, a bone, and a stuffed toy in every room in the house. Finally, I got tired of toys everywhere, and bought a simple basket to put their toys in. I leave the basket in the living room so they can get their toys out when they want to play. Yes, they do go to the toy box, pick out something and play with it when they want to. Now if I can teach them to put them away after they are done, I will be happy!

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November 28, 2007



Deflated, Unstuffed Toys


When my dogs were puppies, I used to bring home a new stuffed squeaky toy at least once a week.  Jonesy, my male Chihuahua would get so excited that he would run around in circles and barked until I gave in to him and gave him the toy.  As soon as he got the new toy,  he attacked it with a vengeance and zeroed in on the squeaker. Minutes later, the stuffed squeaky toy was murdered, the stufing was all over the couch, and the squeaker was in Jonesy’s mouth.

This went on for months and months. Every time I brought a squeaky toy home, it was only minutes until the toy was nothing but a flat piece of fluffy cloth. One day I didn’t throw the “cloth” in the trash and left it where it was brutally attacked. I think it stayed in the same position for about a week before I thought about throwing it in the trash. When I picked it up, the dogs ears perked up and they wanted to play with this deflated, fluffy, used to be stuffed squeaky toy. I don’t think I have bought a squeaky toy in about 6 months. The dogs really enjoy playing tug of war with this “cloth”. Their tails wag, they bark, growl, and jump up to get this “thing”. I guess it makes no difference to them if the toy is fat or flat. It sure saves money when you don’t buy a stuffed squeaky toy every week.

Works for me!

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