Saturday, January 16, 2010

Durable Dog Toys

My bulldog Frank loves a good toy. He is so playful and his jaw is REALLY strong-this can be a dangerous combo to weak toys. See...
Dog toys can range in price, anywhere from 99 cents to $25 yes, really. I don't necessarily think that expensive means better, actually I quite like it when the toys are cheap. That being said, I am willing to pay a little more for toys that last for a while.

This first toy is called the "JW Pet Good Cuz/Bad Cuz Dog Toy". Frank has the biggest yellow one, the "good cuz". This is far and away one of his favorite dog toys ever. It makes a squeaking noise that doesn't make me crazy but still makes him jazzed to play with it. It is made of a tough rubber material that makes it resistant to consistent squeaking and also enables it to bounce pretty high too. Frank has had this toy for 9 months and he cannot get enough and the toy keeps performing without breaking.
While browsing at our local Petsmart Frank spotted this next toy. It is called the Jolly Ball and it is the combination of a tug rope and a large hard (very hard) rubber ball. It is like the best of both worlds for your playful pup. Frank loves to play with this toy with his friends at the dog park but he also loves to bat it around/chew on it by himself. He did chew the rope in half after a month but he still really enjoys playing with the ball on its own.
Are there any toys that your dog can't get enough of?

Dove "Go Fresh Therapy" Shampoo and Conditioner

My hair and I don't get along all that well. You see I would appreciate a little cooperation from my hair; a little softy, silky, Anne Hathaway from my hair. Instead I get hard to manage, poofy as all get out, Halloween store wig. I have tried many different shampoos, leave in conditioners, and still I get the same result. So after a while I just stopped trying, I chopped my hair to the shortest length I have ever had it and just bought any ole shampoo and conditioner; I had given in to the idea that my hair was a lost cause.

While shopping at my local Target I perused the shampoo aisle and chose the one that smelled the best-it happened to be Dove's "Go Fresh Therapy". I decided to buy it because Dove products have never let me down in the past and they are all about spreading the word about positive body image to young girls-win win!

Well I tried the shampoo/conditioner duo and was pleasantly surprised that my hair actually started to look, wait for it... shiny and pretty!! I thought it was a fluke so I kept using the shampoo and conditioner. But time and time again it kept performing, so much so that I actually started to grow my hair longer. It has been about three months that I have been using Dove, "Go Fresh Therapy" and I am still pleased as punch. You guys, I have PRINCESS HAIR!!
I cannot sing the praises of Dove enough!!

The only thing that would make me want to skip on down to city hall with my shampoo and conditioner and marry it would be if it got rid of my dandruff. While the Dove shampoo doesn't aggravate my dandruff or make it worse, it just kinda makes it a little less offensive. So all that means is that I have to keep on top of my hair washing and wash it as soon as I see the first signs of dandruff (the dirtier my hair is the less shy my dandruff is).

I absolutely recommend this product! Upon searching for images of the bottles I also found out that there is a whole line of body sprays and deodorant to go with the shampoo and conditioner. Seeing as I am SO PLEASED with the shampoo and conditioner I will totally try the other ones out too!

*Photo credit here