Choosing a toy to give Shiva for Christmas is either an impossible task or a very simple task. It all depends on one’s point of view. After all, we have yet to find a toy she doesn’t love. That part is pretty easy. However, while I do have a special place in my heart for “ten minutes of peace” stuffies, if I am going to be spending a substantial amount of money I want it to last at least half an hour.
There are only four toys she has owned without completely demolishing. They are as follows:
This orange hockey ball from Canadian Tire
This blue, yellow, and white rope from the pet store, of a brand I cannot recall. Yes, it is grungy but it is still intact. That is deemed a win.
The Nina Ottosson Brick . But this is more of a game than a toy so maybe it doesn’t even count.
And the good old Tricky Treat Ball. Although you can tell it has seen better days. I would toss it if it didn’t provide such good distraction while I write blog posts.
That’s it. Four lonely toys. I could add the Kong to this elite group but since she is on her sixth or seventh, I thought that wouldn’t be fair to the 576th stuffed tugger we had to throw out. When it comes to deceased playthings I am all about fairness.
So this is my dilemma. Do I get her something just to keep her busy while we play around in the kitchen on Christmas day? Or do I take a risk and try out one of the new,”ultra-tough” toys on the market? Decisions, decisions.
Okay, just as I was about to hit “publish” the tricky treat ball gasped out its last breath. Sigh.