Monday, December 3, 2012

Farewell, Gummy Bear

Well, Elka's Gummy Bear (first seen here, as it was a birthday gift) has gone on to the next world.

Really, it was a tough toy. From May to November? That's a definite squeaky toy record. Most of them are ten minutes. It always makes me wonder, this pet toy people, if they actually have pets or what. Most toys, I can gauge their play life just by handling them in the store. Most of those toys stay at the store.

The gummy bear was rugged, though. And loud.




Rugged did not mean indestructible, though, and it's to JW Pets credit that they didn't claim such. The squeaker was at the bottom of the toy, hard plastic, and very slightly raised. Can you guess what Elka liked chewing best on the Gummy Bear?


Yeah. There was a point at which, months ago, the Gummy Bear no longer squeaked, but she still played with it (supervised, I will reiterate). But she only wanted to chew on the squeaker area after awhile. And then she finally popped the squeaker into the Gummy Bear, at which point I decided we had to say goodbye. With only one hole in it, she could get her tongue suction-sucked into the stupid thing, and with our recent call to the vet, I didn't want to be hauling her in there with a giant gummy bear stuck to her tongue.


So, goodbye Gummy Bear, we hardly knew ye. Or Elka did, intimately, and I guess that's enough for this household.


21 comments:

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    1. Oh, neat! Thanks for telling me ^^

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  2. Laughing myself silly! Juno can have pretty much any toy in the store, despite being mostly Lab and Doberman. She is gentle with stuffies and loves to carry them and sleep with them. Kaline? Kaline is DESTRUCTO-DOG. Juno mourns the mysterious disappearance of her stuffie collection (I've hidden it for safekeeping.)

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    1. Aw, poor Juno...I'm glad you saved her stuffies from the Dobershark ;)

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  3. Not 10 minutes ago I had to throw away one of Rudy's chew toys. Even Kongs cannot past the Rudy test forever.

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  4. Bye Gummy Bear - have fun in the "HARIBO-Heaven" ;o)

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  5. I have a pretty funny looking mental picture now of Elka with a giant gummy bear on her tongue...

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  6. Ya, I'm not sure that tough in the dog world, and tough in the toy world are the same. If a dog is a good chewer, nothing really lasts.

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  7. I love that gummi bear!!!! I am sad it is gone. Maybe Elka will get a new one for Christmas??

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  8. Elka, you are a true chewer. Justus is banned from testing "indestructible" toys at my friend's pet product store; he destroyed two in a row. Now he just gets treats. Treats wouldn't be so bad, would they, Elka? Hope you get a new Gummi Bear for Xmas.

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  9. Woof! Woof! You got strong teeth ... well we all do. Time to get a new indestructible toy (if there's one). Happy MM. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  10. I have MANY JW Pet balls/toys that I have 'de-squeaked'! That is the best part! Every JW ball has it's squeaker rattling around inside of it! I don't, however, try to 'suck' it out like Elka, so Ma just lets me keep it.
    RIP Gummybear....

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  11. We're always looking for a toy that lasts as long as gummy bear. My little guys are surprisingly destructive. I blame their inner wolf.

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  12. Gizmo never goes for the hard toys...but he's a stuffie destroyer of the first rank...stealthy about it too...i'll look away and then look back and there's a huge cloud of white fluff on the floor...buts so funny watching them work at it

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  13. I'm giggling about the fact that she knew him intimately! Some toys really are hard to say good bye to, though!

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  14. That toy would have lasted 5 seconds here....lol. Bye gummy bear. :)

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  15. I've been reading your blog for some time now, but haven't taken time to comment yet. My dog Clyde has a similar gummy bear (blue) and he did the same thing Elka did to hers! After he punched the squeaker in, we recently drilled a hole in the bear's head and removed the squeaker. The "new" bear is now a really good kibble dispenser. Neither hole is big enough for Clyde's tongue and it can hold a lot of large kibble pieces which fall out with a little effort. Just thought I'd pass that tidbit along in case she breaks another one... ;)

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