Friday, February 21, 2014

February's BarkBox: Toys Worth Wrestling Over


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Liam and Sinead simply love to wrestle. In fact, they devote a significant amount of time to wrestling each and every day. But I find that they're more inclined to wrestle if there's a high-value toy in the mix. That's why I was thrilled to get this month's BarkBox. In addition to all of the yummy treats they normally get, this month's box also included a few choice toys that I know these guys will love.

I'll start off with the treats, though, just to build suspense.

This month, we got some very strange looking cookies from Max and Ruffy's. These little black disks are made of coconut, molasses and flax, and while the human taste tester (my husband) thought that the flavor was pretty mild, the dogs have gone wild for these things. I'm pleased, too, as they're completely grain-free.

We also got some "Cheese Please" treats from Complete Natural Nutrition that look tempting. They have a popcorn-like crunch to them, and since my dogs love cheese, I'm sure they'll be a hit. I haven't opened them quite yet, however, as I'm still working through the flax bits.

The last treat is from Etta Says, and while I usually love these snacks, this one has me troubled as it's made of rabbit. I once had a rabbit as a pet, and he was a wonderful and smart companion. I am not quite sure I can feed my dogs something that's made out of an animal that I love. This one might go to the neighbors.

Now, onto the toys.

Sushi Pups makes the most adorable toys that look like tiny bits of very delicious food. We got a tuna roll, and it's perfect for long games of tug-of-war, along with solo chewing. The toy is basically impossible to photograph at the moment, as it's covered in bits of slimy drool, but it looks like a keeper as it hasn't fallen apart yet.

The big hit here is the cigar toy made by Loopies. It appeals to me, as it looks just like a cigar, so I can get plenty of funny shots like this one.

Liam the pug chews on a toy from Loopies

But, it's also remarkably durable, as it's capable of withstanding a significant amount of solo chewing, along with some very strenuous tug-of-war games.

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They have managed to tear the little fabric covering off of this cigar, but the rest of it remains intact.

It's a great month!

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