September 14, 2011 by Amy Shojai
Last Saturday I spent the morning with my colleague Lynette George who runs a small private rescue operation locally. She’s also my editor at the newspaper, and lets me know when puppies (or kitties) are available for adoptions–and photo ops! I wanted to test some toys for future reviews on the Puppies Site, and these energetic models offered their expert puppy-licious opinion. The toys are courtesy of Planet Dog, one of my fav puppy toy sites not just because the dogs love ‘em but they’re environmentally responsible.
You should have seen the Magical-Dawg’s face when I took these toys out of HIS house. Talk about a hang-dog expression. That’s him (above) when he was still a little guy. Get a load of those ears! He’s sucking on a stuffed toy–and he still does that to this day. Actually that’s the subject of today’s Ask Amy video –
But first, the SQUEEE! puppy pix! If you’re interested in adopting any of these beauties post a note in the comments and I’ll put you in touch with Lynette.
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Magical-Pup nursing on his "pacifier."
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="459" caption="For me?"
"It's mine, ALL MINE!"
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="I saw it first!"
Don't even think about it!
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Worked like a dog...sleep like a puppy."
Oh yeah? Just make me!
So what are YOUR dog’s favorite toys? Do they have interesting habits or preferences, like nursing on a particular object? My first shepherd couldn’t eat unless his favorite ball was in the bowl for him to eat around it. He didn’t nurse on stuffed toys but would fall asleep with a tennis ball in his mouth–and end up with dry tongue, LOL! What are some other possible reasons for the dog in the Ask Amy holding on to a blanket or pillow? Please share.
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