UPDATES: Pink Fuzzy and the Westpaw Hurley

We have established that Grace is pretty tough on chew toys. She is the very definition of power chewer. See here the various and sundry items she has destroyed in a matter of seconds, including the indestructible Westpaw Bumi. Westpaw honored their guaranty and replaced it with their Hurley (tougher than the Bumi). That was around January 1.

UPDATE: it took over 4 months, but she finally broke the Hurley.

Time was not on Hurley’s side.

I’m impressed that it lasted 4 months and still give Westpaw a high rating on their toys – I’ll buy more for sure since nothing else has lasted nearly that long. It was a challenge for Grace for sure!

Then there was the flimsy little $5 stuffed toy from the grocery last week that she gently mouthed until the poor thing was entirely covered in dog saliva.

UPDATE: I didn’t expect Pink Fuzzy to last more than 5 or 10 minutes, but he has undergone only one minor procedure – a few stitches on his side. Other than that he is intact and living the dream!

She carries him around with her (even onto the bed at night) and takes him to the kitchen or living room in the morning. Pink Fuzzy has really stolen her heart 🙂

Ready for night-night.

Does your dog (or cat) have a favorite toy? Post a pic if you have one!


Pink Fuzzy

Today I bought Grace a guilt toy. You know, the toy you buy your pet when you leave them (maybe those of you with children do this too). Grace has been with me for 5 months, and today was the first time I left her in the care of someone else. You will all be so proud of me for not crying. I just went grocery shopping, but still. She, and I, did great for the couple of hours I was away.

But let’s get to Pink Fuzzy. With as tough as Grace is on her so-called indestructible, rubber toys, I never even considered buying her a stuffed toy. Figured it would be toast in a matter of minutes. But today, with all the grocery shopping guilt, I bought her Pink Fuzzy. I thought what the heck, let her have three minutes of fun tearing apart a stuffed toy! Here’s how it went down.

Pink Fuzzy looked nervous, while Grace looked a lot like Cheshire Cat.

She ever so gently took Fuzzy from me. She is, shall we say, more emphatic with her rubber toys.

And she was even gentle when chewing Fuzzy. Every time I looked at her or turned the camera to her, she would stop and give me this look.

Turned out she wanted some privacy with Pink Fuzzy.

Which I did not grant her. More stink eye.

So she ended up falling asleep with Pink Fuzzy next to her (although every time I turned on the camera her eyes would pop open).

It’s been a few hours and the worst thing Pink Fuzzy has suffered is to be covered in dog saliva and to be excessively snuggled.

Welcome to my world Pink Fuzzy.