Monday, November 29, 2010

Crafty Canine

Welcome back to DogBlogville after the extended Thanksgivin' holiday weekend. I hope you all scored loads of table treats after spendin' many, many long hours rehearsin' those sad, "nobody ever feeds me anything" looks stuck to your "people food is bad for me" commitments.

The economy bein' what it is, I don't think I speak alone when sayin' that we're all tryin' to cut corners and save biscuit money wherever we can this Christmas. Mebbee some of you are Black Friday sales shoppers and that's all well and fine, but I'm here to tell you how to create a unique, personalized gift that will sure to be a hit for all the dawgs on your shoppin' list.

Materials needed:

Choose one of the better balls you've got layin' around and have become bored with. I will use my Softflex Bestball for demonstration purposes.

Then choose 1-3 of your other toys, depending on the size of the ball. These will be going inside the ball so choose accordingly. Remember now, these will be a gift so do not choose one of your favorites or it might be hard to part with. A small Kong, a toy dumbbell, a pink ball with a rattle inside are what I've chosen from my toybox. I've had a lot of fun with these toys....and that pink ball I've had since I was a puppy....and that Kong is perfect for holdin' treats. A-hem! Sorry I was havin' a moment -now I'm back and ready to proceed with my demonstration.

Step #1

Chew a nice, toy-sized whole in one end. (Ladies, LADIES! I know it's hard but TRY and focus on the TOY!!!)

Here, this closeup might help you to keep your mind on the subject at paw:

Step #2

Always keep in mind that you cannot replace what you take out. Once it's gone, it's gone. Also note, hole does not need to be an exact circle. It is actually more challengin' bein' an odd-shape. This looks perfecto!

Step #3

Now, just place one or more of the chosen toys in the hole and VOILA! You have two toys in one! 

Guaranteed to impress your friends with your ingenuity! This is one gift they will always remember. Trust me, one of these can keep a dawg entertained for hours on end. Nuthin' else will matter as their prey drive kicks in and they try to remove the "innards" from the ball. Hmmm....mebbee I should give it a test drive before actually givin' it away, you know - just to be sure it's "friend-worthy".

I dunno, mebbee I better go back to the drawin' board.
You know what they say, if at first you don't succeed,
try, try again. So that's what I'm gonna be doin' till
I see you again. Tryin' and tryin' to get
my toys outta this dogonne ball!

Woofs and slobbers,
Chester ;0=)


Mango said...

Chester! Dude! I think you were not supposed to actually consume part of that toy. Oh well. At least your poops will be festive.


Deborah said...

Great idea! The gifts that keep keeping..Those are the best kind!

Life With Dogs said...

It's like a great big toy turducken. You're going to be busy for a while! :)

houndstooth said...

Chester, Chester, Chester! I think you might have outsmarted yourself with this one!


Budrow Wilson Spain said...

GENIUS!! Chester you are a genius! I am going to get working on my toy box now! Just wait till Two-legger gets home for lunch and see what I can do!

Benny and Lily said...

Great idea Chester! If we get in trouble we will refer mom to you
Benny & Lily

Andrea said...

My mom said to tell your mom, "She was just thinking about you guys!" We both hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!
Woofs and Wags,

Doggy Dish said...

I have read many blogs from passionate animal lovers, but this post about your DOG is one of the best!

Painter Pack said...

Saving biscuit money is a priority in our house! I would like some new stuffies from the fat man in red!


JackDaddy said...

Oh we have a bunch of toys that already look like that. As a matter of fact, every toy we have looks like that! :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hmmmm, you could be on to something there, Chester - very clever - but it might be so much fun that you don't want to really give it away:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Samantha said...

Oh, Chester... what a cool idea and I've never chomped a hole in one of my rubber balls before - very pawesome. I'm gonna go get to work right now - thanks Dude!
Sammie and also Avalon
(You could be her greatest teacher heheh!)

The Thundering Herd said...

For some reason, we do not have a lot of toys. The hu-dad said something about we have that skill in abundance and that is why.

Lee Robinson said...

Yo, Mr. Brown! Youse is the Toy Terminator!

fonziemom said...

you are one smart doggeh there Chester.. and thrifty!!

Kristin G. said...

You've given Zoe a few ideas here. I'm a little worried about that!

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