Product Type: Wilkinson dog accessories
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Wilko Dog Toy Rubber Ring
Member Name: rolletrog
Wilko Dog Toy Rubber Ring
Advantages: Lasts a very long time
Disadvantages: It's so ruddy boring nobody wants to play with it
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I live with 3 large dogs, actually more accurately: I rent a room in a house of stinky furry beasts and all of my spare pennies are spent on feeding them, keeping them entertained and making them pretty - they are spoilt but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whenever I'm in Wilkos I purchase a couple (or 6) of their cheap toys so that the girls' toy box is always fully stocked thus preventing baby Oink (now 6 months) from eating my kitchen cupboards whilst teething.
At the bargain basement price of 99p it would have been rude not to purchase a few but there was only blue or yellow to choose from so one of each it was. I have no idea where the yellow one has vanished to though I suspect it may have disappeared in the great Puddle hole of 2011 - a mammoth undertaking predominately carried out by my Irish water spaniel just behind the shed nearly causing subsidence and mass neighbourhood panic. Anyhoo, the blue one still exists. It is still in its original form but herein lies the problem.
It's BORING. It doesn't squeak, bounce funny and it's indestructible - where's the fun in that?! This is probably the reason that it is always the last toy left in the box when all the rest are scattered happily around the garden. If by chance one of the girls picks it up, it's too hard for someone else to grab a piece and play tug of war. I would imagine that if my dogs played tuggy it would last forever but they don't - I have encouraged playing with the ring by placing it on sleeping Pig's head or putting it over Oinky's fat chops but nope, it's dropped unceremoniously.
It has retained its blue colour even though I've washed it a number of times and it still smells rubbery - maybe it's this that puts the dogs off too. It is a very solid object that could hurt a small person if you hurled it at their head but I haven't tried this yet. I do know that you can run a lawnmower over it on many occasions and it will still be there, exactly where you left it.
So, I'm guessing from this riveting review that you'll all be dying to know where you can get one in which case you have skim read and shame on you. Wilkinsons shops are a mahoosive chain found in most towns/cities - you can purchase more exciting toys from them at the same price so don't bother going in search of this but do have a browse - they have really good cheap dental chews.
Thanks for reading.
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Me, Pig & Puddle
Summary: Don't bother