Thursday, September 3, 2009

The green softie

This is Dottie's green bone-shaped softie. Daina and Paul gave it to her during their visit, and it was an instant hit. We've already replaced the squeaker and repaired a hole that was hemorrhaging fluff everywhere.

Last night, Sean and I noticed the softie has a new tracheotomy, placed with love by its spotted owner.

The softie no longer squeaks. And I need to repair another couple of holes, including the trach tube, this weekend. But oh, Dottie loves it so.

You can see she let me have the softie just long enough to take one photo. That spotted blur in the background is her swooping in to snatch it back. Right now, she is curled up on the couch asleep with the softie.

The problem is that she goes through softies so quickly. Anyone have a lead on a softie that is a wee bit more durable?

She loves Kong products, especially the squeaker line (we should look into purchasing company stock), but Kong toys lack the same qualities as a good softie. What we need is something make out of a Kevlar fabric with indestructible squeakers. Maybe I should write Kong ...

4 comments:

Sean said...

SQUEEKA SQUEEEEEEKA! SQUEEE-pop.

The death of a squeaker is a common occurrence in the wilds of north Seattle.

Daina said...

yes Leila often reminisces about the day I brought home the 99 cent squeaker toy. It had THE best squeaker. Paul was due home in about 5 minutes, but I figured I would go ahead and give it to her- she had been eyeing it all day. The squeaker died in about 1 minute but it was the best 1 minute of her life. I guess you get what you pay for...

Staishy Bostick Siem said...

Not necessarily. We have sprung for the expensive squeaking softies thinking they would last longer because they might somehow be of better quality. No dice, though.

Debra said...

I thought it was a green squid when first I saw the picture .:chuckle:.