“ Brand: Wainwrights „
I am always seeming to be buying toys and gifts for my newest baby, Belle, my 6 month old Border Collie pup, with her having more treats than i do!
She has many toys, but i wanted something that was a bit different to her usual tennis balls and chew rings, and after my track record with semi cuddly toys, something that she couldn't chew a hole in and rip all the stuffing out of was a must!
After a recent visit to my local Pets at home store, I found a small selection of toys that had been reduced slightly in price (I love a good bargain!), I hate paying full price for something that will end up in bits!
After seeing this claw and rope toy I decided it was unusual enough to go in my basket, with it offering not only a chew toy but a cuddly soft end too.
The claw itself is quite large, being slightly larger than a tea plate, with perfectly formed and stuffed claws, which so far have managed to keep there form (and stuffing!), even with plenty of vigorous chewing.
The palm part of the paw has a small elasticated pouch that holds a tennis ball, though I didn't realise this until I got it home!
The rest of the claw comprises of a textured thick material, that even with plenty of chewing and throwing around, has yet (two weeks on!) to show signs of tearing.
At the "wrist" end of the claw, there is a sturdy cream coloured rope, knotted at one end, that Belle thoroughly loved chewing and throwing around, though my husband did complain that this was smore like an offensive weapon, as she threw the toy around so vigorously, that if you got caught with the rope end it really did come sharp, usually around the ankles!
The same could be said with the hidden tennis ball within the claw! I left the ball in (once I had discovered it!), to encourage Belle to use her initiative to remove it and play with it, instead she just kept throwing it around, with the ball finally escaping, and nearly smashing my hubby's beloved television.......needless to say, it was kept separate from that moment on!
Longevity of play, well I did have quite high hopes for this one, though after the two weeks I found that it has gone the same way as the majority of her other toys! The claw part suddenly ripped one day, and she almost sensed weakness like a shark would with a seal, she chewed relentlessly until she had removed and dissected everyone of the claws, (the dog not the shark!), and the stuffing was visible, of course by this point it had to be thrown away, as she has choked once on toy stuffing, so I find I am slightly more vigilant than before!
Before she got to the claw however the rope was my main concern, once she had worked out how to untie the knot (!), the strands of the rope took very little time to pull apart, completely destroying that part too!
Although I did think that I had finally got a toy for Belle that was longer lasting (though I am not daft enough to assume indestructible!), I found that she made short shrift of this toy too, though she did have a fantastic time destroying it!
Pricewise this cost me £5.00 (reduced from £6.00), and took Belle a good three weeks to completely destroy, which does sound a short lived toy, I have actually spent more than that for the toy to barely last the day!
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Thanks for reading x