Toy Killer

QQ is a bad chewer. Bad, as in he loves to chew. We quickly learnt that if we buy him cheap toys, they will end up like this.

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The husband sent me the above photo, and captioned it “QQ killed reindeer.”

Why? Qing Qing? Why? What did the reindeer ever do to you?

Even the so-called tough chew toys end up losing limbs and ears. The ears are usually the first to go.

Barkbox sent two toys for December ’13. Simply Fido Organic Rope Toy – a cute little donkey, and Go Dog Yeti – a strange looking one eye green monster. I stole the photo below off the internet, because QQ’s ones no longer resemble their original selves.

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The cute little donkey’s ears did not last five minutes. Within a day, he managed to chew apart the rope knot too. He chewed the rope to strands that he began to eat, and we had to throw the rope away because I was afraid he might choke on it. Little donkey now looks like this. Note its missing ears and tail.

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At least the donkey still remains recognizable. Go Dog Yeti is supposed to be made with “chew guard technology” and able to withstand “extreme bite pressure”. It now looks like this.

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I will say this. His limbs lasted a good 1 month before they came off.  And after they came off, they individually became QQ’s favorite chew toys by themselves.

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These legs (?) originally had squeakers in them which he somehow managed to dig out. I threw them away because he was chewing on them too and I didn’t want him eating plastic. But even squeaker-less, he likes chewing on these neon green appendages until they are wet and soggy.

And all this when he was 3 months old and weighed less than 10 lbs. I wonder what toys can we get him that can survive his jaws of death.

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