The Quest

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You might recall a time, not so very long ago, when my toy baskets overflowed. (If you’d like to refresh your memory, click here. As for me, I can’t bear to look.)

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And then my little sister, Tallulah Bee, arrived. Sure, she was cute back then . . . all comfy and adorable atop my fabulously full toy basket. But then she grew . . . and one by one, she destroyed almost every single one of my beloved toys.

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We managed to salvage a few of my very favorites and hide them for safe-keeping in the Land of Forbidden Toys (also known as a cabinet).

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Occasionally, when Tallulah is fast asleep in her crate, my toys and I are reunited.

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Oh, Allie Gator, I so miss plucking your alligator eggs out one by one.

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So my humans are on a major hunting expedition. Don’t worry. It’s not that kind of hunt. Daffy Duck and Bambi’s mother are perfectly safe. No, my humans are hunting for the indestructible toy. They’ve tried and tried to find something that can stand up to the intense “love” of Tallulah Bee. But so far no luck.

So we’re asking for your help: Can you suggest a Bee-proof toy?

21 Comments on “The Quest”

  1. Emmadog says:

    I could have written this post myself! Katie and I had toys for years, even toys from Trine, the dog before Katie. Bailie arrived and in no time flat, most of our beloved toys were dead. It is a shame some youngsters have no respect for toys, but we can be reassured we are not alone in this problem. We don’t have any destruction proof toy ideas. Some just seem to last better than others but all are vulnerable.

    • My humans are always bragging about Tallulah: “She’s such a good girl. She’s never touched anything that doesn’t belong to her.” Hey, wait a minute. Easy for you so say, humans, when your toy basket hasn’t been decimated. #bigsisterproblems

  2. Jesse says:

    Poor pup, losing all the beloved toys to the little sis must be hard 😉 In my opinion there are no indestructible toys. The tougher the toy is the harder the dogs try to tear it apart. Luckily our Oshie isn’t a chewer/destroyer of toys.

  3. Piglove says:

    Oh beautiful! Mom was at our local Petsmart this past weekend and they had some toys they claimed to be indestructible. They bought Houdini one so we shall see in a couple of weeks. So far, day three and it’s still intact. XOXO – Bacon

    • Three days!?!?! That would be a record at our house. At one point Mommy just went the route of buying the cheapest PetSmart toys she could find, knowing that they were in for total destruction. But she just hated to see those cute little stuffies lose their sweet little lives so quickly.

      • Piglove says:

        Snorts! Well Houdini has a ‘indestructible’ toy now. We shall see how long that lasts – ha! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Puppies are nature’s recycling/garbage trucks. Nothing they can’t take care of.

  5. Pierre has killed so many of Bentley’s toys. We recently received a FurBallz toy from GoPets and both of the boys LOVE it and it has withstood some INTENSE play. Here’s the link to the post, if you want to read it.

  6. Our toys mysteriously decide to destroy themselves so they don’t last very long!! Whee don’t know how *innocent faces*


  7. tylersat99 says:

    Mica is not really into toy’s mainly because Lexie use to take them away. Luckily Aspen loves toys but doesn’t like to tear them up. Lexie tore everything quickly. We found some “indestructible toys” for Lex, a starfish and a couple more (I will have to find them) but since she couldn’t tear them up and they are so stiff they are hard to squeeze she hated them. Good luck:)

  8. Marty the Manx says:

    I do know that Kong makes soft toys that are more durable, you need to check and make sure they are the ones for rougher dogs. There are also Kyjen Invincibles which I haven’t tried but my friend has with good results.

    • We have purchased one of the Kong black toys, which are supposed to be the most super indestructible things by Kong. So far so good on that one. But Tallulah has this desire to throw it into the air, which makes it not such a good inside toy. We’ll have to check out the Kyjen brand. Thanks for the tip!

  9. Cupcake says:

    I don’t think there’s any such thing.

    Love and licks,

  10. u28ajb says:

    Oh I know exactly how you feel. We had to hide all Logan’s toys when Dillon came to live with us. Pesky puppies (but oh so sweet)!! Have your human mommy and daddy tried the hard rubber toys that Tallulah could “love” until she’s old enough to appreciate soft toys. We’ve also got a Chuck-it ball which Dilly has yet to destroy. He also has a thick rope tug toy (which was Logan’s) which he hasn’t reduced to shreds either. Might be worth a try.

    • We’ve tried the rope toy route. Sadly, Tallulah is a master shredder. Corporations that are trying to hide criminal activity should hire her. 🙂 Puppies truly are lucky that they’re so cute because they can be trying!

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