I received soooo many helpful comments in my call for affordable and durable dog toys for
"The Destroyer" Hugo that I feel like the topic deserves a bit of a follow up post. Here's a quick summary of Hugo's favorite targets toys:
1. Wubba; $5+
This Kong toy is practically indestructible (which is probably why everyone kept recommending Kongs). Hugo enjoys carrying it around the house from time to time and chasing its little legs, but it doesn't normally carry his attention for longer than a few minutes at a time.
2. TY Bow-Wow Beanie; <$5
Thankfully I found this dog toy at Marshalls for around $3 because the squeak inside didn't last longer than the evening I brought it home. Hugo does like the crumpling sounds it makes and plays with it every few days.
3. Classic Kong; >$5
Again, these Kongs are practicaly indestructible. Hugo loves licking peanut butter from the insides, but usually stops playing with it once the taste wears off.
4. Squeaky Chicken Toy (random Marshalls find); <$5
We LOVE this one! Hugo loves the squeak and I love that he can't destroy the squeak. Unlike most squeak toys, the squeaker isn't just stuffed inside of the toy, but a part of the actual toy.
5. Nylabone; <$5
This was the second most highly recommended durable toy out there. This seems to be the toy that Hugo goes to when he's in the mood for some intense chewing and there are still no signs of it breaking apart.
6. AKC Stuffed Toy; >$5
Although they're more expensive than I would usually pay for a stuffed toy, I'm super impressed with this brand. Hugo chewed his little heart out and only managed to detach the wings and tail. Yep, the squeak lives!
7. random stuffed pig from Marshalls; <$5
RIP Little Pig.
Yeah, like Hugo would just sit by and watch me take pictures of all of his toys...
How is the diaper working out?
Hugo LOVES his diaper!
Check out this video to see him running to me when I ask if he want to put it on. Yes, he comes running every time! I was sure that he'd try to get it off, but he just loves wearing the thing... as well as "going" in it.
...and Hugo wearing the diaper:
(this is just for show... we normally only put it on him when he'll be at home/ inside alone)
Also, I know the yard is a mess. We're putting off any yard work until our half Ironman training ends in October. How is that going? Three hours swimming and running on Saturday and four hours cycling and running on Sunday= NO yard work!