You’ve chosen the new dog toy, it is ready to be introduced into the family of dog toys … and you hear a distinctive hop hop gallop, rustle rustle, tear of …
But I digress –
The pet stores are bursting with dog owners looking for that special new toy for their beloved furry family members. Haven’t we all done the squeak test as we stand in the dog toy aisle? Is there nothing more annoying then bringing home a new squeaky only to discover it is … squeakless. Though I admit my dog loves the Hide A Squirrel dog toy that comes with three squeaky squirrels in a puzzle house; he also loves these items in the house.
I don’t know about you, but each dog toy must pass the squeaky, squeezy, shake test before purchase; even better if the Fluff (aka as my dog, name changed to protect the innocent) is riding shotgun and can give the prospective new toy the sniff of approval. You can’t wait to introduce the new gift and then you hear the furball gleefully playing with ‘something’, only to discover … wait for it
The Best Free DIY Dog Toys
The Fluff has found his own new dog toy and is quite pleased. In fact, so pleased he can’t believe his good fortune at finding the new dog toy. Except the new dog toy is not the one you purchased. Dog toy Smogtoy, the best new dog toy is actually free! and your furball has probably found it all by himself. Or at least my furball usually does.
Not that the Fluff doesn’t appreciate a brand new squeaky furry fluffy ball of toy. He does and loves them. But left to his own devices, the Fluff has found a few free dog toys all by himself. How ingenious, how entrepreneurial and all at 0.00 cost.
Free Dog Toy Number One – The USPS box
What a crunchy chewy cardboardness taste of goodness! The ultimate no sew dog toy!
One minute you are wrapping gifts ready to mail and the next – whoosh- the USPS box is miraculously in flight.
Free Dog Toy Number Two
The iPhone cover. This was a stolen ‘toy’ only noticed by:
1. The iPhone was mysteriously bare of its’ case and
2. This little remnant leftover from the iPhone snack.
Free Dog Toy Number Three
This dog toy had the advantage of exercise plus dog toy as a game of tug o war ensued attempting to extract the earphones from the grasp of the Fluff. The Fluff enjoyed the game, I did not.
Earphones did not win the battle.
Free Dog Toy Number Four – Mystery Blob
The Fluff: Are you looking at me?
Me: I am.
Me: And what is that on your nose?
The Fluff: Who me?
Me: Yes, you. And exactly where did that Styrofoam come from?
This is where the house looks untouched, yet… you feel an innocent piece of Styrofoam has been gummed. After a little investigation, where o where are you little Styrofoam? Usually found shredded in pieces in the basement after the Fluff went on a search and rescue mission for fun.
Free Dog Toy Number Five
Not to be overlooked is the absolute best free DIY dog toy …. used wrapping paper … whose furball doesn’t love a good run with a crumpled ball of wrapping paper? Doggie heaven.
Disclaimer: For obvious safety reasons, none of the above gifts are person approved for safety reasons, and of course all responsible dog owners do try as they may to keep all items out of the reach of a mischievous furball, but oh so occasionally …
And for those furballs who prefer the toys made by the professionals!
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