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New Year, New Toys

Wow! It’s hard to believe it’s the last week of 2018. Time really does fly when you’re having fun. As a dog, we know exactly when the day is almost over. Tucker here, Rusty’s bud. I know I personally know when it’s 5:00pm at my house and my dad is about to get home from work…although these days with the changing seasons it’s getting dark so early and throwing me off. Anyways, this year has been a fun one. You’ve seen me have fun with some summer food toys, play with some fun fetch toys, and get out in the rain with my new waterproof leash. BUT, wait till you see what I’m going to share today.

More to Love!

You may have heard of PetLou toys before…lots of great plush toys…. these are a fabulous new addition to their family of dog toys. Although I love any fun toys, these are a whole new level of fun. My human told me they’re special and new, and they wanted ME to test them out. Can you believe it!? Little old me. Anyways, whenever I see a big box come with my human’s name on it, I assume it’s for me. This time it actually was. Score!

My friends at Doggy Gifts carry tons of my favorite toys in stock, and it’s always fun to get to try some new ones. PetLou has created a new line called PetLove. These aren’t just any toys…they are LUXURY toys. They let me play, snuggle, squeak, and hangout with new friends.

The PetLove family is growing, so these are just the beginning. I want to share some of my favorites with you today! If you want to treat your dog to them (trust me, there’s nothing better than when a box from Doggy Gifts comes to your door), you can check them out here.


First up…gnomes! Let me just tell you…these are adorable. My human actually let out a big “awwww” when she opened the package up for me. After all, I don’t have any thumbs! These come in two sizes. The bigger one measures at around 19” while the smaller one is about 13”. The bigger one is super fun for me to drag around and pretend I’m bigger than I am, but the small one fits better in my mouth. It depends how big of a dog you are. They have fun hats that make the BEST crinkle noise…and if you own a dog, you know we love that crinkle noise.

They have fun arms, feet, and a nose that make great carrying devices. They’re fun to chew, shake around, and even cuddle up and take naps with. The bigger gnomes have grunters in their belly (which make a really funny noise that I love) and the smaller ones have squeakers. They’ve also got squeakers in their feet! They come in black and “flame,” which is a dark orange. Trust me…they’re adorable AND super fun to play with. It’s a win-win.

Pink Flamingo

Okay…my mom is a bit obsessed with this one. She loves all things pink, so when she saw this she knew I had to have it. This flamingo is taller than I am which makes it SUPER fun to play with. It’s got a squeaker in its belly and it’s got the best material on its body and beak. The wings are the same kind of crinkle from the gnomes hat, which makes it so fun. The legs are perfect for a light game of tug-o-war! They’re made of a soft, rope-like material and sewn twice inside to make them durable. This one is just the beginning of the their animal collection, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next! If my mom doesn’t steal my flamingo from me first!

Fuzzy Balls

I know it’s easy to read that heading and think of just a normal dog ball. BUT, these are far from normal. These are incredible. They’re 9” all around and come in not one, not two, but THREE animals options. They’re got a fish, a pig, and a tiger. While they are so cute and have big eyes that make you just want to hug them, they’re also covered in the best fuzzy material my little mouth has ever touched. My humans can throw them, I can roll around with them, and I can even use them to cuddle up with to take an evening snooze on the couch! My favorite part is the “grunt” squeaker inside. It is so fun to find it while I’m playing and make my favorite fun squeak noises. My humans always say that I choose to find the squeaky parts of toys right as the good part of the movie they’re watching comes on. But, I don’t get it. I just play!

I can’t wait to ring in the new year with lots of new friends! What better way to start off 2019 than with some amazing, high-quality, and adorable toys. Can a dog ask for anything more!? I don’t think so.

Thanks for reading! If you’re a human, go give your dog a treat. If you’re a dog, please teach me how to read and THEN give your human a big old kiss!

With (Pet)love,


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