Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Myah Is Rougher With The Blue Dog Precious Pals . . . But It Holds Up!

The Good: Durable, Comparatively inexpensive, Squeaker holds up!
The Bad: Myah is slightly less inclined to play with than the Pink Teddy!
The Basics: Myah actually plays with the Blue Dog Precious Pals toy, but not as much as she dotes upon the Pink Bears!

It is interesting to me sometimes how much sentimentality plays into the quality of an object. Objectively, there is little difference between the Blue Dog stuffed Precious Pals toy and the Pink Bear Precious Palls stuffed dog toys. And yet, my dog Myah, who came to us with the Pink Bear (reviewed here!) is a bit more neutral to the Blue Dog. The Blue Dog is pretty wonderful and inexpensive, but she just does not play with it as she does with the Pink Bear.

The Stuffed Dog toy is a simple one; it is eight inches tall, eight and a half inches wide. The Blue Dog stuffed Stuffed Dog has a round plush body, two floppy arms and two floppy legs with large feet. The little ears on the Blue Dog Precious Pals are sewn on and durable. The nose is furry and the embroidery for the smile and eyes are quality stitching.

Myah is almost five years old, but she is very rambunctious and eager to play. Myah usually does not like us to activate the squeaker on the Precious Pals (every other toy, she’s fine with that and when she sets it off, that’s fine, but if we squeeze the toy to elicit a squeak, she starts bawling and comes to rescue Teddy!), but it does contain a squeaker in its belly. When squeezed, the squeaker sounds just like a clown nose in a high pitch. It is distinctive and brings Myah running!

What impressed me most about the Precious Pals toy is how durable it is. The squeaker cannot be punctured easily. Myah has pushed, bit, and thrown the toy around and the squeaker does not break.

Cleaning the Blue Dog Precious Pals is fairly easy. Washing a saliva-covered Blue Dog Precious Pals in cold water gets it clean and it may be air dried or dried in a dryer on low heat (to prevent the squeaker from melting). This is pretty much like any stuffed animal, but it should not be put in the dryer on higher settings, lest the squeaker inside become more brittle or melt.

Myah plays with Blue Dog Precious Pals, but she does not mother it like the Pink Bear. This makes it a good play toy, but one that she is not protective toward. While that is generally good, that she cares less to play with or be around this particular toy makes it just a little harder to enthusiastically endorse.

For other Hartz dog products, please be sure to visit my reviews of:
Crunch 'n Clean Savory Dog Biscuits
Hartz Angry Birds Flyer
Hartz Angry Birds Plush Ball With Sound Chip Dog Toy


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