Monday, December 12, 2011

We love....ZIGFLEX....CRinKits

Last Monday on our way to work at the store, Duke and I stopped off at a locally owned pet store right around the corner from our store. (I had a huge list of things that we needed to find, including new collars for both kids!)

Being the good big brother that Duke is, after he picked out an enormous bone for himself (and sniffed just about everything else in the store before shaking paws with the two guys working there), he picked out a toy for his little sister... And boy, did he do a great job!

Have you ever seen a cRinkKit? Well, it's most certainly a "hot" item in our home right now.

Both Lucy and Duke love plastic water bottles which make mama extremely nervous, and we all know that the stuffed sleeves that you can buy at Petco or Petsmart wouldn't last a day in our house, so I was thrilled when I found this rubber sleeve that goes around a plastic water bottle! Lucy was also thrilled!

Both dogs waited very impatiently at my feet as I struggled (while muttering some pretty harsh words) to stuff a water bottle into the sleeve. It wasn't easy! (And the two whining boxers at my feet weren't making it any easier!) I was disappointed that I didn't accomplish this task without smushing the water bottle to pieces, but even smushed, it still had the desired crinkling effect that seems to attract the boxers to the water bottles! Frankly, I was just relieved to have gotten it in there, and that I was able to get Lucy and Duke off my back!

Lucy seemed to forget that her big brother had been gracious enough to pick out and bring her back a toy, and as soon as I dropped that thing on the floor, she was off and running with it. She had no intention of sharing it, or even letting Duke get anywhere near it, which I'm pretty sure broke his big heart! Every time he got within a foot of her, she growled and snarled at him!

With a little help from his mama, whose heart was breaking because Lucy wasn't sharing, Duke finally managed to get his mouth around the toy, and he ran like the wind and wouldn't let Lucy anywhere near him and Crinket once he had it in his possession!

We've got to give this toy 5 stars! They have been beating the you-know-what out of it for the last week, and it still looks brand new! I'm thinking it might take them a very long time to destroy this toy, and when they do, I'll be right back at that pet store replacing it!!


  1. Looks like a great toy!
    Dachshund Nola

  2. Looks like a great find. You'd better stock up.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  3. My dad's beagle used to LOVE water bottles!!! And then he just outgrew it one day, I guess. He used to just stare and stare at me whenever I'd bring one over and drink out of it.

    My boys aren't very good at sharing toys either. Poor little Chico -- Shiver thinks ALL the toys are his and refuses to share them. Sometimes he'll even stockpile them. So when the rare opportunity rolls around and Chico manages to get one that he REALLY wants to play with, he grumbles up a major storm if Shiver even so much as walks in the room. He's just a tiny chi so it makes me laugh that such a loud noise can come from such a tiny little dog.

  4. Mom is gonna check dis toy out tomorrow when her goes to PetSmart :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  5. I have a 7 month old GSD who loves water bottles too...but tears them up too quick! This toy is AWESOME. He has pulled, tugged, etc., and the thing is like new. Amazing!

    Hint...If you put a drop of dish soap/water (just a drop works) on the bottle and rub around, it is a TON easier to get it into the sleeve.

    I need to find bottles that are tough and do not crush so easily!

  6. I have a 4 year old German Shepherd who can destroy the toughest toys. He's had this toy in the larger size that holds about a 16 oz bottle for 3 months now. Not a tear or hole in the toy. It smells wonderfully. We've changed the bottle inside about 5 times, maybe more. I highly recommend it.