The Most Durable Dog Toy I Ever Bought

This is the Worx lawn and leaf bag that I bought on Amazon. It’s canvas. It’s collapsible. It’s designed for you to rake up your leaves, bag them, collapse the bag, and then store it in the garage.

I purchased this in 2016 when I was under the mistaken notion that I:

a. Should do the yard myself.

b. Wanted to do the yard myself.

I’ve used it exactly once when my yard guy lost his mind and dumped four bags of leaves into my garbage container without bagging them. I couldn’t move the container because it was so heavy so I had to dump it out, bag all the leaves, and then get rid of them week by week. Yes, I did fuss at him, but in Southern Belle fashion. In other words, no F bombs, but plenty of high dudgeon.

A few months ago I had the brilliant idea of gathering up all of Stanley’s 27 toys and putting them into this, a collapsible laundry bag. I hadn’t used that in a dog’s age, either.

The only problem was that Stanley could chew through it – and did. Plus, he ate the cloth handles.

I saw the Worx bag in the garage the other day and the light bulb went on over my head. I gathered up all of Stanley’s toys and put them into the Worx bag. Stanley can’t chew through it because it’s canvas. Plus, it’s amazing watching him learn how to turn it on its side, or manipulate it in order to get to his toys. At night I’ll toss a few cookies in there and he’ll have to figure it out all over again.

All in all, it’s one of the most durable doggy toys I’ve ever bought – accidentally – and one that keeps him occupied for a long time.

How about you? Does your pet love odd toys, things that were never designed as toys?

6 thoughts on “The Most Durable Dog Toy I Ever Bought”

  1. My first dog, Shasta liked to play but preferred chasing dog biscuits. She was afraid of squeak toys. Daisy loved squeak toys but had an odd way of retrieving them. I would get a stack ready, throw them, and she would run after each one and deposit it in her bed. Jazzy liked toys but was a herder. She herded my two cats and made sure they didn’t run out of the house. My two dogs now love squeaky plush toys and very seldom tear one up. No one has ever been interested in balls. Especially tennis balls.

    • Stanley is my first dog who likes balls, but he’d rather chase the 2 calorie cookies I throw for him. 🙂

  2. I had a cat many years ago that I think she had an identity issue. She would sit up and beg. Her favorite thing was to take off the little rubber suction cups that anchored her food dish to the floor, and bring them to me to throw. I would them down the hallway, she would run, retrieve, and we would start all over again. The only thing she would play with was those suction things.

  3. In the past, I have lived with Cockers and Boxers. Those were dogs who played. Both breeds will play catch until your arm falls off and want more. Both breeds love kong toys to chew on.

    I now live with a Pekingese. They are not a breed who plays. They are not a breed who knows what a toy is.

    When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, I had donated a couple of crates, lots of blankets and beds and all the dog toys I had.

    So things worked out well. I believe your idea of using the lawn bag is brilliant. It is not a need I will never have.

    • Flash didn’t play. I never understood that. He herded, but he didn’t play. He didn’t give a flying flip about a ball. He was really good at the IQ games for dogs, though. Stanley plays like mad, plus he fetches and races through the house like a whirling dervish. As for the games? Eh, not so much. 🙂

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