Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thanks on Thursday or Maybe Not

So what do we have here?

The sorry state of affairs in the toy department at The OP Pack.  We laid them out for Mom last night. 

Yes, that is my beloved blue and gray possum in the middle up there - I used to love to carry him around in my mouth, very gently and lovingly.  You can see what SomePup did to him.

So we sort of shamed the Momster into finally getting us a few new toys.

 Yes, that "us" would be us, Ciara and Lightning.

Thunder has very little interest in toys now, but he is willing to pose if there is a treat involved.

Look, one of these even says: "I love you." 
Aww, thanks, Mom - we love you too.

 Let the fun begin.

Oops, something is wrong with this one, Mom - it is oozing white fluffy stuff.

 What happened???  I don't have a clue.

Of course,  I am telling the truth, Mom.  It just sort of happened.

Looks like this white snooter is having problems with his monkey too - we spot the beginnings of some similar seepage of the fluffy white stuff.

No, I am not hanging my head in shame.

See, I found the prize. 

  Here is a close-up.  Just gotta get that squeaker.

Oh well, who needs perfect toys anyway?

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Pee Ess: Mom says to please excuse us for not visiting as much this week.  The grandbipeds were here for the weekend and then the oldest one got very sick.  Mom had her all day Monday and Tuesday because she couldn't go to school and her parents had to work. And now the rest of the week has been conference time at school, so all three of them have been here with no school.  She is up to her eyeballs in kids (including us four).


Ruby said...

OMD! OMD!! You had Ma just ROLLIN' in laughter!!! I ALWAYS go after the squeaky! That's the bestest part!!!
Ma usually trys to gets the stuffless toys, but they just aren't as much funs!! That's why she usuall buys the 'bargin' toys at PetSmart or PetCo, etc. Target use to have a $1 dog toy bin, which Ma just LOVED...not anymores thou. Bummer.
Perfect toys are just no fun guys!



Smile With Your Tail said...

Bwhaha, our toys 'leak' that white fuzzy stuff too- maybe all the good toys do that?!



Casey said...

Squeakerectomy, STAT! BOL! Momma calls me Doctor Casey because I always do surgery on my squeakies.

Madi and Mom said...

OMDs looks like that one toy might have a low white cell count which would indicate he is REALLY sick. MOL

We love all the colorful toys and hope you enjoy them. I bet the bipeds have enjoyed playing with you 4 this week
Hugs Madi your BFFF

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

So glad you all got some new toys! Our toys all seem to have the white fluffy leaks too...

scotsmad said...

Faulty just don't stay together very well, do they....

Hope your Mom get some 'time out', matter how well behaved and cute are full on!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Momo and Pinot said...

Great job, guys! We love toys and they are born to be destroyed. hahaha!!

Yes, the bad squirrel ate all the seeds of our pumpkins. Can you believe it?

Happy Thursday!

Momo & Pinot xo

Anna the GSD said...

Hmm...leaky toys...sounds like mom needs to go back and buy some more toys for you that aren't defective...maybe she can return them to the store and show them the defectiveness!! I'm sure they'd take them back! :)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We think Petsmart should start making extra strong unbreakable toys for you! That looks like fun, enjoy!
Hope the grandbipeds are feeling better soon.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Berts Blog said...

My Vickie c alled me over and read your post to me, showing me the pictures and saying "Bert, Pay attention...THIS is why you are not allowed unsupervised toy play" And all I saw was a really cool squeaker that would taste so good, all the way down to my tummy. Of course then Dr. Eddie would havet to take it out, but it would taste good on the way down.

Hope the little ones are all better and as the weekend aproaches, you all get some much needed Momster time.

GOOSE said...

Those new toys seem to always leak. What's up with that. But I think it is very nice of your mom to get you new ones. And by the way boys it is snowing RIGHT NOW at my house. Has been since morning. The second time this week the white stuff has come down. So come on over. I have plenty of toys to share and some still have the prize inside.

Sue said...

Removing the squeaker is a necessity. Sebastian chews on his toys but never breaks the skin. Mom says we should all learn from him.
Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! You guys are lucky to have such toys ... LOVE the colors. Doggie toys are meant to be destroyed. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mitch and Molly said...

Such colorful stuffies! They just don't make them like they used to, do they! We pulled a squeaker out of our foxy today! It's fun, isn't it!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Ginger Jasper said...

Oops you even got the squeeker out.. MOl.. Sorry to hear the little ones are not well and I so hope they will be feeling better soon. I hate to see the little one's not well.. Hugs GJ xx

Marg said...

Oh goodness, the doggies here used to love to chew that squeaker out of those toys. It was our favorite thing to do. That last picture is just the best. We love it. Take care.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I see no problems here. Stuffies are SUPPOSED to look like that.. AREN't THEY???

And... I look at them as being OUR version of Cracker Jacks... with the Squeakers... being the PRIZE inside.
Surely I am not misguided, am I?

NanaNor's said...

Hi, It is good to know that there are others out there that kill toys too-rather trying to find the little squeaky critter. I can't believe the price of some toys-Hunter has so many and thankfully his cousin,Lily, who will be staying with us for a week, doesn't play with toys at all-never learned how.
I hope your mom doesn't feel the need to run out and get more right away. I also look at garage sales for stuffies.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD.... you gotta RUN to see BERT's newest Post... THEN you had better RUN FUR COVER!!!

Sam said...

Maybe you could just sort of sew them all together into one big toy?


sprinkles said...

Happy Howloween!

You sure got some great toys there! Too bad they didn't last longer so that you could enjoy them even more. My boys always chew the squeakers out really fast too. I have to watch them closely when they get a toy like that, because I'm always afraid they'll swallow it.

harrispen said...

We have a similar problem with our new pup Millie. She seems to want to amputate any appendage her toys have. So far she isn't so much into gut ripping, but she gnaws on anything that sticks out such as ears and legs. I will have to invent some home made toys that are less easily destroyed.


Anonymous said...

Hey guys, sounds like you need to take the defective leaking toys back for a refund , or better yet, MORE TOYS!!!

Your Spooky Furiends
Susie & Bites

Anonymous said...

OH! Is that a proze?? NO wonder the momma takes it away so fast when I get it out!

Nola said...

Tell her that's how they're SUPPOSE to be!

Katz Tales said...

Well, you Woos sure are hard on your toys! Maybe you can play with the little bipeds? They might like rough and tumble.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

If woo khan get that Sienna East, woo khan help yourself to the khontents of my toybox -

Plus, there is even a stash of extra skhweakers in the drawer!

PeeEssWoo: Sorry your khampers had such a rough time

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts of love and healing for my mommy

Cotton said...

Woohoo! After all that destroying, at least you got that prize out successfully! Perfect toys are no fun, just like my Cow Cow, fully destroyed but my favorite ;)

BeadedTail said...

What the heck caused those toys to explode like that? Crazy! We hope the little bean gets better!

Anonymous said...

yup, I would suggest buying their toys at the local cheap shop...and let the more mature pack member have WHATEVER HE WANTS...just a suggestion...paw pats, Savannah

KB said...

You lucky pups! New toys!!!!!!! Now, you need to be nice to them!

We have a sudden rise in interest in toys in our house too. I've bought a boatload of very tough toys... none have been bitten in half yet, and everyone is having tons of fun!

Did you hear about the Squirrel Convention with Allred present in your area? Oh my... you'd better watch out!

Two French Bulldogs said...

we can't beieve it! Hope you get a toy for finding the stuffies stomach
Benny & Lily

Steffi said...

Whoa - that happens to our toys as well. And it's totally not our fault either :) Y'all are looking so handsome!

- Starbuck, Nari and Alpha

Prancer Pie said...

Your Mom has had her hands full! Hope you furriends are enjoyin this cool front like we are. BRRRR!

Anonymous said...

oh sriously, what peep ever thought to put a squeeker in a dog toy and then NOT EXPECT the dogs to go for that squeeker! Not your fault Lightning, it is the designers' fault! MOL

Priscilla said...

Those colourful stuffies are so beautiful, you are so lucky!

I love that squeaker too!

~ Eva

From Priscilla:
Regarding the changing pictures in our blog was done by Rosie and when I asked her how to make it happen, her reply was something that I completely didn't understand at all; it was far too complicated for my brain to absorb. I've told her to write to you when she is free and obviously she is busy having fun on a farm right now. I'll try to make her write to you when she is home in Christmas : )

chicamom85 said...

There is nothing like breaking in a new toy. Good job. Wow, you have a lot going on over there. I hope you are having fun.

Loveys Sasha

p.s. another pawsome picture of the 4 of you, Mommy goes nuts every time.

Jo's World said...

When I get a new toy, its the squeaker I like best, to make music with. Today we stopped at the Pet and Garden Store and I got to pick out my own rawhide, like a doughnut shape. I love to chew on those guys . . .do you?


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Our Puff's favorite part of stuffies is digging out the squeaker, too. Looks like there was some great fun at your house...even Phantom looks happy today!

24 Paws of Love said...

We thought we were the only ones who dug out the best part-the squeaker!!

Good going Lightning!! :)

Molly The Wally said...

Oh Woos excellent de-stuffing there. We are well impressed. See you soon. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

We wanna play with you guys, you know how to have FUN!

Fred said...

Hooray for attacking the vicious squeaker!

Sarge said...

Wow, great job! I always feel it's our duty to break these new toys in right away. Gotta show the peeps we appreciate them so much that we're gonna dive right in and start unstuffing. BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

UH OH looks like you had evil birds attacking you toys when you weren't looking!!

April McLeod said...

There's nothing like a public shaming to get a mom to go out and buy more dog toys, is there? How funny that she bought a toy that said "I love you" on it...what a great way to apologize!
We understand not being able to comment on everyone's blogs because of a busy schedule but we always think of our blogger buds all the time and we know you haven't forgotten us either.

sagechronicles said...

Do I ever know what you mean about those stuffies. Do you have a race to see who un-stuffs the fastest? I bet I could be right up there with the best of you...especially if there's a squeaker involved!

Wow, and I thought one was a handful! I know what you mean...the only time I can get on the computer is when she's asleep and it seems today it's going to be a very short nap...

Mollie said...

Oh Dog, that's just like my toyz..Humom always buys the faulty ones, where bits and bobs, stuffin and squeakers..JUST FALL OUT. It's nuffin to do wiff uz, is it guy'z?? BOL xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Ah mates, that post made us feel sooooo good. We feel even closer to you all now cause we do EXACTLY the same things hehehehehe. Usually it's Stella who finds the treasure inside the toys but mum always take it away, sigh. We hope your little peep is all better now and your mum has some time to relax. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

The Websters said...

I've been on vacation all week so no visits either. Tell your mom that I've had a squeeky toy for almost two months now without destroying it. There may just be some hope for Lightning.