(in her lovely studded collar, from The Punky Pup, which closed its Internet doors)
Since that time, we've concentrated less on tennis balls (Elka has developed the not so awesome habit of peeling the fuzz off of them). I got her an Unbreakoball last year, which we'll try again with at the beach and in the back yard, if winter ever ends.
I also got her a JW Pets Bad Cuz (which I plan to review but have not yet). I will say that she hasn't destroyed it in any way, and does seem somewhat fond of it. The dying animal squeak/squeal it makes seems to help. I remember those days when she was afraid of squeaky toys (or of hurting them, at risk of anthropomorphizing).
In the Easter aisle at Walgreens, I noticed that they have some "outdoor play" spring stuff. Really cool "Discovery kids" things to mess with bugs, and items that I identify as kick balls. I thought about buying one of the kick balls (identified by the company as a "playground ball", how droll) but I haven't yet. I'm sure Elka would probably just pop it, and it's considerably less throw-away, cost wise, than a tennis ball is. Have any of you ever bought one of these balls for your dog?