Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kate's 5th Birthday and World Domination

I turned five years old today! That's 35 dog years! I got what I always wanted for my birthday: A belly rub!

I also received a Planet Dog ball that vaguely resembles the Earth.

I have been a longtime advocate for the toughness of Planet Dog dog toys. They stand up to my chomping and chewing. I still have a Luna from four years ago -- 28 dog years! -- that's still in decent shape after all the fun I've had with it.

All of the Planet Dog balls I have are basically made from one or two solid pieces of plastic or whatever material they're made of. The Earth ball I just received is made of more than one single piece because it emulates the Earth and the continents. I will try my best to test this ball, and hopefully the Earth will remain intact for a very long time.

So far I've been having a lot of fun with this ball. I bite it. I shake it. I lie on top of it to prevent it from rolling away. I will have to report back sooner or later, whether or not the continents remain on the Earth.

Happy Birthday to me,

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kate's 4th Birthday and Her #PlanetDog Ball Collection

I turned 28 dog years on or around April 28th, so I decided it was time for me to learn how to drive. Now I'm a professional race car driver. And an ace fighter pilot. And starship captain.

It's no big deal.

Also, not a big deal: I received the Sun for a birthday gift. Okay, it's the orange Sol ball  from Planet Dog. I cannot stress enough how durable Planet Dog balls are. My glow-in-the-dark Luna ball has been around since 2012 and is still going strong. I'm a powerful chewer, so that says something about the quality of the toy. I actually have a collection of Planet Dog balls, like a smaller glow-in-the-dark ball, a white randomly-bouncing Snowball, and a black randomly-bouncing Coal ball. They are all at my disposal whenever I want to play with one. Right now, though, I am thoroughly enamored with Sol. The orange color reminds me more of a basketball than the Sun.

Here is a photo of the Sol ball with my human, and yours truly in the background:

Speaking of durable toys, I also like the Red Bone  by Kong. It is my oldest toy that is still in "working" condition, since 2011. It doesn't have the movement like my ball collection, but the Red Bone is a loyal friend.

I've learned the sad, hard way that flimsy, spiky balls don't last that long. If you have a dog that is a strong chewer, or if you are a dog that is a strong chewer, please avoid those kind of toys. Planet Dog (2012 to current models) and Kong (at least the 2011 models) are excellent toy brands.

Happy Birthday to me,