>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Summer is in full force, my friends. Yesterday’s 95 degree weather confirmed it. But with hot temps, come hot pups, and our little nuggets just can’t handle the backyard heat for too long. They were in need of a little indoor playtime.
First thought: Run by PetsMart to pick up a few toys during lunch.
Second thought: I reconsidered after my wallet reminded me that the overpriced stuffed creatures would last an hour (max) before the stuffing was fully removed from their bodies and eyeballs were nibbled off and left as welcome home gifts for Mom.
Third thought: While walking the fine line between being a smart shopper and an abusive toy-depriving pet parent, a sign from heaven appeared on the right side of the road. A Goodwill store! Hello, old friend.
10 toys/stuffed animals for $0.50 a piece? Yes please!
Take that PetsMart. The thrifty thinker wins again.
P.S. Pals…The stuffed animals in the kids section were a super find, but for your little fur ball’s safety, stay away from beanie baby-esque toys with little pieces they can swallow. Stick to stuffing only.
Also, our nuggets spit out the eyeballs once they’ve effectively plucked them from their sockets, but keep an eye on your pup to make sure they don’t work their way towards a puppy Heimlich.