Saturday, February 15, 2020

Stuffie Surgery

I got home from work to find a familiar box sitting on the large front porch we have. CHEWY!

"Hey Mom, the Chewy box is here, stop what you're doing in the kitchen and open it!"

We were getting low on dog food so I made a stop on to order some (placing order the first part of the week and it was here today and shipping was FREE) as well as a surprise treat for Abby and Lorelei.

Sweet Potato treats.  Single-ingredient and safe for sensitive tummies. They're dehydrated so they make a chewy/rawhide type treat.  Abby apparently has never had this type of treat before (Lorelei made hers disappear like piranha on a cow).

I gave one to Abby and she just carried it around in her mouth for  while, then I hear a noise and come back to this.

I killed it Mom!
Sigh.  Barkley loved those things, perhaps I'll do a demo with some turkey jerky just have to show her how you're supposed to eat them, not dismantle them.  She has no problems chewing on other things.

Mr. Rabbit sprung a leak.  Abby and Lorelei won't de-squeak their sturdy Kong Cozie stuffies (available at as well!)  They iterally carry them around in their mouths and sleep with them.   But they do like to make them squeak and sometimes a tooth catches an ear or a tail and  over a few weeks we have a small hole (overall they have held up better than all other plush toys).  Balls or flat toys that squeak are quickly de-squeaked but  not her animal stuffies. Those are her fur-ends.

Mr. Rabbit wasn't a Kong toy so he had sprung a slightly larger tear above his tail, but the squeaker was intact. So Dr. Dad did some stuffie surgery while Abby waited in the waiting room with her favorite Kong Cozie Mr. Moose

Aren't you done yet?

Abby was quite happy to have her rabbit back and I saw her getting sleepy.  It wouldn't be long before she picks him up and heads to her dog bed.

Remember - Dr. Dad isn't on call all the time so . . .


  1. I remove stuffing and the squeaker from any and all new toys immediately. But then I love my toys and keep them either in my doggie bed, or in my squeaky toy containment basket. When someone special comes to visit, I proudly carry around my newest toy to show it off.

  2. Gotta watch those telling what they'll end up doing.

  3. That's sweet how Abby loves her stuffies. So does Xena, and she would never dream of deading them. However, we have to pick them up when Riley comes to visit!


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