Archive for June, 2011
Durability Rating: (3/5)
Before I had a dog of my own, I loved buying dog toys for my sister’s two German Shepherds. They loved their toys and I loved to spoil them when I visited. The toys they loved the best were LOUD ones. Once, I found an awesome stuffed monkey that made a terribly loud monkey scream that went on and on for about 10 seconds. Eeeeeyah! Eeeeeeeeyah! It reminded me of those old Tarzan movies. The dogs went crazy for it! And OH, my sister HATED me.
The Invincibles Snake from Kyjen reminds me of that toy. This is 6 squeaker and one rattle, stuffing-free snake, which is great for playing tug, shaking and tossing.
As you can tell by the video, this toy is LOUD! Cassie went bonkers for it… so much we had to take it away from her when we needed a little peace and quiet.
The Kyjen Company states “our stuffing-less Invincibles™ keep squeaking, even after being punctured. No more short-lived squeakers! If you want to get more bang for your buck, buy a longer-lasting toy!”
That statement is a bit deceiving in my opinion. It gives the impression that it is a tougher than average toy, but I can’t say that was our experience. Although I did appreciate that there wasn’t a trail of stuffing left throughout the house, the toy did get chewed on, and the giant squeakers pulled out and torn. They were certainly not “invincible” at our house. Yes, I’m sure they still squeaked when punctured, but that doesn’t mean they are truly invincible.
Not that I’m complaining, mind you! After listening to the cacophony of squeaking for a week or so, I was truly relieved when the squeakers started breaking down. Ah, quiet! The toy is now about two months old, and still a favorite, although now it is blissfully silent, devoid of squeakers and rattles… it just lies there… like a snake in the grass. My favorite kind of snake!
Bottom line: This toy didn’t quite hold up to its “Invincible” name, but it’s the type of toy that you’re sort of happier after it’s “killed”. And if you are a dog aunt, this makes a great dog gift. The dogs will LOVE you for it, but you won’t have to listen to all that noise once you go home. Besides, once the squeakers die out, your relatives will surely forgive you!