Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Toy Test

The people over at the Kong company asked us if we would like to receive some of their new toys for free and write a review. New toys? For free? Sure!

So a few days ago we got these three kind of stuffie rope toy fun time things in the mail.

PeeWee was sort of interested in them at first.

But he only chased one once. Very UnPeeWeelike.

I agreed to give them a go...

But after sampling all three found none of them to be worthy of my large and not just playing with any old toy attentions.

In no time at all, all three of them lay abandoned upon my estate lawn.

Sorry, Kong people, but PeeWee and I are going to give a big paws down on these. They weren't fun to chase, the squeaker was too hard to find and they didn't really even make good nommy toys. In fact, after about two minutes, we walked away from all three (which is kind of unusual).

Not to say I wasn't in the mood for playtime because after I just said no to the new kong toys, momma brought ALL of my outside toys to the deck to let me refresh my playtime palette by choosing my most favorite.

Enough for both of us, don't you think? Besides, no worries. Stupid PeeWee will go for the giant tennis ball. Just watch.

Much to my consternation, the little black devil dog leapt from the deck in a blur, most suspiciously leaving behind the giant tennis ball. Where is my bestest toy?

Finally, I reluctantly admitted that the squirt must have absconded with MY most funnest playtime happy making toy ever.

Can you believe it?

Yes, friends, because the truth is that out of that entire pile of objects, the one that Mango loves the most is his cow milker thingie from Honey!

Now Honey was thoughtful enough to send us TWO, but somehow whilst I was otherwise occupied, Captain Sheds a Lot had taken BOTH of them!

Then he hid one!

Thanks to my most large and sniffing out nommy things snooter I was able to locate a cow milky thingie for myself and settle down for some good times.

Now THIS is FUN!

Who knew? But these things are great! You can play tug with them, throw them for idiot retrieving dogs, and munch on them.

Honey sent them to us from New Zealand and I think that is the only place where you can get them. I do believe that they are discards from cow milking places and were once attached to cow, er, um, teats. Cough.

Personally, I don't care what their origin is (I eat bully sticks for goodness sake), I am just happy to have two, um, one, all for ME!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Momma says she has been "playing ketchup" lately and that is why I have had trouble getting to all your blogs. Maybe if she stopped messing about with condiments and focused on important things we could do a better job. Just a thought.


Martha and Bailey said...

We know all about 'playing ketchup'!
We loved your toy review - refreshingly honest! Some toys are plain boring.
We could see how much you enjoyed your bully sticks!
We have never seen these in the UK so perhaps we will need Honey to tip folks of in New Zealand.
Something you can eat and play with has to get top marks.
martha and bailey xxx

Wild Dingo said...

ooooo we want a teat toy sooooo badly! you're so lucky. kong sends you toys. honey sends you toys. WHO are you guys?

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

She's probably spending her time relishing the birds and their eggs!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the toy review. My mom says she hates spending green papers are toys we don't like. I thoughts I saw on somedoggy else's bloggie where you could get those teat thingies here in the U.S. Hmmm...now where did I sees that?

Wiggles & Wags,

Busby and Raymond said...

Too bad for the Kong people! If they are really smart, they will replicate the teat toy. They could horn in on the teat toy business. Milk it for all it's worth. (hee hee)

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Thanks for the review, it's good to here from other doggies about toys :)

Your milk thingy toy is soo cool!

The OP Pack said...

Great review, Mango. We would love one of those cow milkie thingies too. We wonder if there is a way to order them - any chance you know the real name for them?;-)

With all the new toys Ciara has, she seems to like the old, dirty, torn ones best.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

TwoSpecialWires said...

Mango. We love you how say it just like it is. We've no problem understanding your point. No problems in translation. For us the canines. Or her. The humine.

You are Sick! (That's TeenageGirl talk for Sweet! Or Cool! Or Great! Or Awesome! Nothing you didn't already know!)

Love ya, Big Guy,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Ina in Alaska said...

We enjoyed your new toy review. We were excited about the cow milker thing until we learned it might not be possible to obtain. Waaaaa......... (x4)

Looks like Spring has arrived at your estate. Have fun! xoxo

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Harsh but fair reviews. That's the way they should all be!

That cow milking thingie looks interesting, Mango!


Frankie Furter said...

Hey Mango that is a grrreat product review. Saves the rest of us from making green papers go poof. Now Norwood just might like that froggie looking one.
I have a furend (Barney Baker, who is a King Charles Spaniel) who lives in NSW, Australia. His mom may know about that cow milkie thingy. I'll ask Barney about it.

Lola said...

Mango, I join the others in saying we appreciate the honesty of your review. Glad you found your teaty toy. That part of the story was very suspenseful.



Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I was going to be all impressed that the Kong people were sending you freebies to test, but it sounds like they sent you some real duds, so I'm slightly less impressed now... And who cares about the origin of toys? As long as they are fun and nummy, it doesn't really matter. As for the ketchup, my Mom has been doing the same thing. You'd think with all this ketchup someone would be making hamburgers, but there are none in sight (or smell) here... *sigh*

*kissey face*

Eric said...

Yeah I'm having to play the ketchup game too all to do with the pesky wheelies who are even morepesky than usual. Thanks for squeeling on the kong toys!

Wiry loves Eric xxxx

kissa-bull said...

oh mango your review was MOST informative and we luv you for taking the tough task of trying the new toys out.
where do we get an application for that?!?! BOL
pibble sugars and wee wags
the houston pittie pack

brooke said...

you 2 have toys coming from everywhere! Kong and Honey... man! Sorry the Kong's didn't do it for you... they looked like they could've been fun. Darwin probably would've taken them apart!
Those cow milker things look fun too! Maybe I need to do a google search to see if we can get them here!

Dory and the Mama said...

Thanks for the very candid review Mango! My sister Dory also tends to steal all the good toys, bones, whatever and keep them all to herself..

Paw taps,

houndstooth said...

Well, the toy review is disappointing. I want that job, though! It'd be awesome!

That Dexter is one clever pup! That's why I like him!


Peppy Sheppys said...

THat is a very informative review. We like your taste in toys and believe we would spend much time fighting over the giant tennis ball w/Dexterdude.

Our ape came across this site with those milking things after she read about them on your blogaroo: http://www.helpingudders.com/TugsinDetail.htm

She is thinking about getting them as our brindle brudder likes chewing.

Sheps with Peps

doyle and mollie said...

excellent review and my momma said to tell your momma to go here


where you can buy udder toys in the states and also help other doggies :)

Anonymous said...

Cow teat toys! Wow, now that's a new one. Too bad the freebies weren't fun. We had an ultimate bone laying around for 2 years that neither Jake or Oliver touched, but when we got Duchess she took it as her favorite woobie.

Chester said...

Lucky you guys-how does a dawg land one of those toy testin' gigs? I think I would qualify as a good tester /destroyer.

Mom laughed at this story so much she showed it to Dad (he's not "into" blogging) but he laughed too and said he knows somebody who might get me one of them milker-duds. OH BOY! Thanks-I'll let you know if I get one.

Mom's tryin' to ketchup all the time too!
Woofs and milky slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Sapphire said...

u guys have so many toys. spoil! *green with jealousy*
we have a friend in NZ, will try to get a hold of those ;)

thanks for the bestest funnest toy tips.

Schwang said...

Good to see the toy review. I like the picture with the purple tail hanging out of your mouth.

Kari in WeHo said...

nice toy review! how did you get such an honor? There are three pups at our house who would love to be toy testers!

Benny and Lily said...

tell them to stop making their toys stinky. Then we will play with them
Benny & Lily

Mack and Mia said...

Mango, Thanks for the toy review man! Sometimes you gotta just tell those big toy executives that the best toys are the simplest...like my red ball for instance. It's timeless! Enjoy your cow milker Mango and Dex!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

hero said...

Looks like it's an unanimous decision on which is the bestest toy... nothing can beat a milk flavored rubber tube.

Licks, hero

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We'd rather play with the MUST TURD....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Hey, when ya said that weird thing had been attached to the girlie part of the cow and then ya coughed, did the cow have TB? And it make ya cough? I'm just sayin'....better get tested,Mango!
I don't get this whole cow and milk thing...does ice cream come from that? Already on the cone? What part of the cow is the cone?


Hey, I heard you're gonna be modeling for bridal shows? Are ya gonna wear a saddle too?


the booker man said...

thanks for the review, mr. mango!
i agree with you -- if the squeaker is to hard to find, then that is just totally lame.
where can i get one of those giant tennis balls?! dexter is way lucky!
the booker man

Jazzi said...

You guys make great toy reviewers. Sometimes toys are just snoozers!! I hate it when I get a snoozer!! It just pays there forever.
Glad you found the toy that you really like,


Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Thanks for the toy review...

I'm glad Pee Wee shared YOUR toy with you...

The cow milky toy is pretty interesting...

My Mom has been doing the "ketchup" thing too...I'm glad cuz I was missing alot of stuff...

Abby xxxooo

Martine said...

DANG IT! The free toys were not a hit! Maybe in a few weeks you think they are fun?!

we are confused about the cow milker toy...

xo martine & the kiddlets

Twinkietinydog said...

Great review. Nice that you allowed Dexter to participate. When I said "great" I meant useful, kk?

Life With Dogs said...

So Mango...got milk? Or at least a little residue? :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I am sure the Kong company will appreciate your honest review and will do something to make them better!
I know how much you like your cow milkie toys that Honey sent to you!
Kisses and hugs

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Mango man, thanks for the toy review. You saved mom a lot of money. We already have 2 boxes full of toys and stuffies. Maybe we'd be happy with that cow milk thingy?

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, Mango - am really honoured (or rather NZ cows are really honoured) that you like that Udder Tug toy I sent you best! Gosh - if I had known they would be such a big hit - and that other doggies around the world had not heard of them - I could have started a business selling them to my blog friends around the world! Hee! Hee! But sadly, we have left NZ now and so I only have 2 Udder Tugs myself and have to treasure them (Lupe is always eyeing mine when we have a playdate - he is mad about them)

Yeah, I love it best when my human throws them coz they're heavier at one end and they fly really far - and then when I bring them back, I get to play tug with them and they streeeeeeetch a lot but are still soft on my mouth!

Anyway, am glad you are enjoying them! And Dexter too! (And by the way, my eyes POPPED out of my head when I saw that giant tennis ball! ohhhhhh....you know tennis balls are my drug!!)

Honey the Great Dane

Mr Koda MD said...

MMM Nom nom nom, I have the exact same big holey rubber toy that I spied in your pile! Mine is green also..

I am from NZ, why have I not discovered this wonderful treasure!

At least things worked out in the end for both of you puppers!

Mr Koda MD

PS: I hope your Ma had fries with her ketchup!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank you for the review on the new kong toys, Mango! Mitch would probably like them because he loves rope toys!
We got our cow milker thingie from Lele and Tris a long time ago. They got it here: http://helpingudders.com/Shop.htm
It's one of our favorite toys too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! While Scampi thinks all toys are good toys, I could really care unless unless it looks and sounds like a squirrel!
Good luck with your Mum and her ketchup!
~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Marjie said...

There's nothing like a good toy review from a proper sized doggy. Sorry you didn't love the Kong toys, but we're glad you told us the truth!


Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Mango, thanks for the most excellent toy review. Alfie would like to observe that OF COURSE the best toys are ALWAYS things not originally meant for doggies to play with!! Haha!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Great review guys!! We think that the two leggers just don't know what the fun stuff is!

Woofs and Kisses!

Sallie said...

I want to come eat, um, play with, your toys! :)

Mack said...

Woo-Hoo - how do we get in on the toy testing!!?! Because I am very particular about what I like to destroy! Anyhoo, we love our moo tubes too!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Those kong toys don't sound like furry much fun. We love our kong toy but its the one the hoomans put foodables in for us. Yummy! Good thing your hoomans got out your fun toys and good job sniffing out the cow milky thing! You have a most excellent sniffer-outer snooter Mango Man!

Chihuahua kisses,
The Munchkins

Sam said...

Too bad you didn't like the toys! I know Kong is all about making tough toys, so maybe they'd be better for dogs with super strong and chewy mouths? Like Bully Breeds, or something.

Giggled at the line about bully sticks. My family was grossed out for a while when I told them what Marge was eating.. (what's worse, Marge will only eat the REALLY stinky ones!)

Cinnamon said...

My new little brother Mint loves the black rubber toy too. Now that doggies all over the world know how good these ones are as toys, I am a little worried that the supply of them will become scarce even here in New Zealand!

The Army of Four said...

Tell your mom to make sure she washes her hands after she plays with ketchup - that stuff can be messy!
Oh - and does Captain Sheds a Lot know my little sister the Jaws of Steel?

The Two Country Poodles said...

We are playing with ketchup too...Its been so nice out that we have played outside for hours on end and gots behind on the bloggies.

Have fun playing with ketchup.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

ocmist said...

We got the thing on the Kong toys. To bad they didn't work out well. We totally disappeared the one Grammy got us, and no one can find it. It was one of those red original ones.

Grammy can't figure out exactly what that cow milker thingy is. Is it a rubber part off of one of their milking machines? or is it an actual dried teat like the bully sticks...

You two, certainly seem to like them a lot! PS. In case you hadn't noticed, WE too, are doing the red condiment... The CCC

MAX said...

Hey Mango buddy!

Who needs toys when you have Pee-Wee?

I do agree with you though...Honey's milking thingies are superb!

PS Please send BIG good wishes to your Momma from my momma!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay it luks like the kongs wer an udder faylyoor eh??? ha ha ha ha ha ha ok bye

Tucker said...

I know you guys probably didn't like those toys cause they are brightly colored and girly... ewww.

We need boy toys!

woof - Tucker

Oskar said...

We may have to make a special voyage to get me a milky thing. Must have one!