A Five Cent Dog Toy

Sunday, August 5, 2007

A Five Cent Dog Toy

We have gotten Finn so many toys I can't even remember them all anymore. He's got a squirrel, a duck, tennis balls, tied up ropes, rawhides, a lady bug and a lot more. And you know which toy is the most fun to watch him play with? A grape. That's right, the beginnings of a nice bottle of wine will occupy Finn for fifteen or twenty minutes before he finally breaks the skin on it and eats it. We found this out totally by accident one day while bribing him to get off the couch. We give him fruits and vegetable that are not bad for dogs, and he really took to the grape. Originally I thought the amusement stemmed from the fact that his teeth are still growing. Then I saw this clip which proves even an adult golden retriever is mesmerized by a grape. Not sure if the lemon and kumquat trees we have will be as appealing to him but let's hope not.



Simba said...

awwwww!! typical though...all the toys...and we want something ridiculous like a grape! I love playing with empty water bottles!!

Pappy's Fella said...

Having been the victim of experienced-owner-ostrasization over having once mentioned Pappy getting ahold of some onion... I am a little loathe to get on the "but you shouldn't" soapbox. Can't imagine that one grape does much, but grapes are in red on your what dogs should't touch list because of potential kidney damage. Does he like ice cubes? Might be a good substitute.

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

We will not repeat Pappy (and we think we were part of that experienced owner ostrasization he mentioned). Since it takes 1 ounce for every 2.2 pounds to get to a toxic level and it takes him a minute to eat one, you are going to be feeding him grapes for a long time before you have to worry about it.

Ferndoggle said...

Funny, my favorite toy is a grape TOMATO! Yep, that's right. Lots & Lots of fun right from the garden.


Johann The Dog said...

I recommend those little baby carrots!!! Yumm and bounce all over the place.