Why I don’t have Friends :)

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A list of our favorite gifts to give

I am a big gift giver in general but definitely during the holiday season.  Now finances prevent me from doing all the things I’d like to do (and giving all the things I’d like to give) but here’s a list of some of the *awesome things I’ve given to friends and family with pups.

*Awesome from my perspective that is.  I’m sure some of the people who lived with the dogs who received some these items wonder why they are still friends with me!

Perhaps the most awful, loudest squeaking toy I have ever been given.

These toys are relatively durable rubber squeaky toys.  They come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors.  One thing they have in common is the awful, ear-stabbing, squeak they produce when squeezed.  Now you can test a bunch and sometimes find ones with less offensive squeak but they typically have the most awful sound.  A few years ago I bought my friend’s dog a JW football with the most obnoxious noise (I tested all the toys and picked the worst one!!).  The following year she gave me this gem of a toy.  The awful squeaky bone–it now lives outside.


Got a squeaker destoyer, this is a great toy that keeps a squeak'n

A year before the football present I bestowed upon that same friend an amazing and wonderful present.  It is a gift that just keeps on giving  I gave her a squeaker mat ripe with 16 amazing squeakers.  Her dog loves to squeak toys and he would spend lots of time just squeaking and squeaking and squeaking.  Eventually the toy was “accidentally” left at her parent’s house.  Funny story was that a year later a different friend bought me 2 squeaker mats!  Shayne and Rio played with the carcasses (with one or two squeakers left) of these toys until very recently (though the heads, tails, and feet were long gone).

Rubber Chicken with one heck of  a squeak.

Well, after I received the JW bone, I set out on a year long search for a squeak that was worse than the bone I had received.  It was a 10 month long search but I finally found the toy.  It’s similar in texture to the JW brand toys but this is a rubber chicken shape of some random off-brand from a discount store.  It sounds like a small animal screaming through a loud-speaker.  I’m pretty excited to ship this one (though I’m always concerned the toys will squeak in transit and concern the mail carriers.

Kong Wubba

Don’t get me wrong, I love kong wubbas.  They are an absolute favorite toy in this house (I bulk up on them 4 or 5 at a time from a favorite online store that has good prices) and I couldn’t imagine not having one or two available at any given time.  But, they do have one heck of a squeak and to those sensitive about squeaky toys tend to dislike them.  Of course I have a few other friends who live in apartments and don’t like loud toys (to disturb the neighbors) so they got wubbas as gifts.


And that is why I have no friends–actually it’s why I have friends who send me mean presents.  What are some of your favorite gifts to give?


About Success Just Clicks

I'm a dog trainer and enthusiast who moonlights as a blogger and custom tug-toy maker.
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4 Responses to Why I don’t have Friends :)

  1. lexy3587 says:

    haha. one of the squeaky toys I bought for Gwynn sounds like the wails of the muppet damned. It drives my family insane, but so far, it seems as though their claim of ‘squeaks, even if punctured’ is true. I don’t know many people with dogs, really, so I’m not sure what i’d give as doggy gifts

  2. Kristine says:

    I would still be friends with you! Personally, maybe this makes me weird, the squeaking always makes me laugh. It simply doesn’t annoy me. If my dog loves it, then I don’t complain. Since she usually ends up killing even the toughest squeaker after a short time anyway, my neighbours can’t complain too much either.

    That said, the rubber chicken squeak is a sound all it’s own. I am pretty sure we’d have a by-law officer knocking on our door in no time!

    I like to give all the toys I can’t buy Shiva since she just destroys everything. My MIL has a little maltese and I love buying her soft little stuffed animals. They are just so cute!

  3. its the dog says:

    I think I know which chicken you’re talking about, my mom has threatened buying it but a quick reminder that I live with her and Dasy is a squeak-a-holic makes her think twice. 🙂

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