Total awesomeness happened yesterday. We got one crinkled, broken, squashed, crushed and pulverized box in the mail, and mom said it was for us DOGS!Our humans found that they can save some serious cheese money by ordering our Frontline in the mail, and they put this extra cash to good use. They got us some treats! In this particular squishy box, we had some venison jerky, beef pizzles, birthday toys for Big Pupi and me (we haven't seen those yet), and the ultimate prize:
Our buddy Fenway turned us on to the Fun Ball, and we had to give it a whirl. Despite my iron-clad cocker jaws that have chewed through all rubbery toys in the past (even those made for big dogs!) I am yet to make a dent in the Fun Ball, and it's not because I didn't try. Mom put a jerky treat in there, and boy, did I gnaw and nibble.
I took the Fun Ball immediately to my most favorite place to chew - the sofa. You may notice the sofa is again without its slip cover, and that's because it's also Big Pupi's most favorite place to vomit. Our little bodies are kicking that tummy virus in the bum, and we're feeling so good today that we were back in playing (and fighting) mode.
I was busy being Good Boy and having lots of Have working on my Fun Ball. I really dig it's kind of gooey texture and I can actually work my jaws on it. The downside is that I haven't yet been able to break any pieces off to eat, because I'm sure it would be mighty tasty. Another major downside of this toy is that Big Pupi, my bully of a brother, caught a sniff of the venison-infused Fun Ball cavity, and immediately stole my new play thing away from me. I was one disgruntled boy.Big Pupi stole my venison jerky and refused to give the now-empty Fun Ball back to my mouth, which is where it belongs. To make matters worse, the Ball has good holes and grooves in it which make for great tooth-grips, rendering my Fun Ball a permanent fixture in Pupi's face.
Mom gave me some jerky to try and console me after my recent meat robbery, and she also put another piece back inside the Fun Ball and that kept my awful, terrible, no-good brother out of my fur for a while as he tried to work it out.I stole some belly rubs from my human and he didn't even know! Usually he's a belly rub party crasher, but he was OBSESSED with the Ball-O-Feasting-Awesomeness.
The Fun Ball also has some quality bounce to it, and just as Fenway promised it hasn't left its mark anywhere on the walls or furniture. I guess it has realized that I'm the only one allowed to mark this territory.
As for the rest of that wonderful smashed box's contents... we're not allowed to play with that stuff for now. No more treats until our tummies are totally better, and we still have no idea what those birthday gifts can be. Again, I found myself less than pleased at the thought that I would have to be Patient to get presents.
I don't like to be Have, and I certainly do not enjoy being Patient. Those are not qualities of a kingly cocker spaniel! I also have to wait for my new collar to arrive. Since the box of goodies had such a rough trip finding its way to my home, my collar escaped and ran away. The nice folks at J-B Wholesale Pet Supplies said they will send another one right away. I am so pumped for a leather collar!! I'm obsessed with leather, and Big Pupi has a matching one that looks swell and has held up really nicely. I have a cool nylon collar now, but I pull so hard on my leash that my humans get fearful the plastic buckle will break and I'll be a free roaming boy once again. Plus, now that I'm a big boy my humans say that I can get a fancy big boy collar -- just as long as I don't eat it. Right. Me not eat something leather??
I'm willing to bet some cheese that my shiny new bling-bling gear would look even better if I had a Fun Ball in my mouth. I'm just sure of it.
*Note: My humans found an ENTIRE LINE of Fun Ball products at Triple Crown!!