The Kong Company of Colorado has been in business since the 70’s. The original Kong toy (pictured above on the right) comes in various colors. Kongs can be stuffed with treats and fillers, and even frozen. The current fav filling of our dogs is a liver paste dispensed from a container something like you see for whipped cream for people…although we occasionally put other treats inside. Our greyhound, Seba, loves bouncing the Kong like a ball and chasing after its erratic movements, since it doesn’t roll, like a ball would.
But the Kong is especially suited for our product tester, Castle, who has a nickname around Your Pet Space–El Destructo. That’s why we have another dog that tests small, fluffy toys. Because Castle destroys them in less than 5 minutes–no kidding. Castle had a smaller, blue Kong when she was a puppy. When she chewed through that, we got her the red one (intended for adult dogs). To date (about two years), she has yet to chew through it.
Still, she gets bored with the Kong when it doesn’t have anything in it. She particularly likes to tear apart the edges of things–Seba’s bed, Hoagy’s long ears–so when we saw the Kong Wubba with its long octopus like legs (in the photo upper left), we decided to give it a try. Sure enough, she did tear off the legs over a period of about 5 months–even got the hard rubber balls inside out of the tough, reinforced cover. But then she played with the balls until she lost them somewhere in the back yard. So, in May of this year, happy with the wear compared to other toys, we purchased a replacement.
So the other morning I put Castle in her crate, gave her the Wubba, and went to do something out of the room. As all pet moms can tell you, though, when your furkid is making a sound that means trouble, it gets through even if you are occupied. So when I heard her making a banging noise I came back in and saw this:
Yep, El Destructo strikes again! Good incentive to never leave your dog unattended with any toy. Just glad she didn’t swallow any pieces of rubber. So–final assessment:
Kong Wubba–highly durable, likely to last several months.
Original Kong–indestructible (at least so far). Though I think it might be time to get Castle the black version (for tough chewers).
AND, just in case you have a cat, Kong Co. also makes a line of toys for our feline friends!
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