Monday, August 25, 2008

Toy Safety Check

Recently we've all read about the dangerous toy and the injury sustained by one doggy, Chai, as a result of playing with it. The full story can be read here as well as at Khyra's. It's really scary so we hope everyone do check the safety of the toys before getting them for us doggies.

I'm rather possessive of my balls. So when LS read about the incident, she wanted to inspect my ball.

Here's me guarding my ball
Ok, ok, I'll do the checking...

The yellow ball does not have any holes at all.
The other one has two tiny holes which my tongue can't go in at all.
All good for playing with. Have you checked your toys?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
That ball toy sure is scary!
Glad your balls are safe. Mines are too!
I hope you had a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this information! I did not hear about this and my new puppy loves her balls. I am off to inspect them right now (if I can find them all).

Have a good week!

Kess And Her Mama said...

Good that u've checked your balls and they're OK. My tennis ball has no holes so it's OK too.

BWTH Dog House said...

oh I better check my toys too.

Slurpy licks,

peemail: Happy, are u kidding me?? if mom got me another brudder/sista, I will runaway from home!!!!!!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Happy, our mom checks all of our toys. she is paranoid about safety. it's important.


Asta said...

I'm so glad you checked youw toys..
i suwe wouldn't want you to get huwt
soochie kisses

Nancie said...

Hi Happy, glad your balls are okay! The ball toy is really scary! Poor Chai! I felt so sorry for Chai when I read about the incident. Thanks for sharing with us. Hope everybody check their toys! Take care and Have a blessed week ahead!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I read Chai's story, and tears welled up in my humans eyes. I let her inspect all of my toys. I hope no other doggy has to feel the pain and suffering that Chai has had to deal with. I'm sending lots of ESP to him and his family.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Amber said...

Hey Happy, I will go check my toys right away!! Thanks for letting us know.

~Amber~ :)

Moco said...

You are truly a safety commando. We will be looking are our toys also. Mostly we have half eaten stuffies from Dawson who fancies himself a surgeon.

Thor said...

I´m glad you checked your balls and they are ok. My balls are ok too.


Ruby said...

Hi Happy

Thank you for visiting. I've checked all my balls, they are safe. Have a great day!

Love Ruby

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi Happy,
Thanks for coming by and reading our Daisy post! I am glad your toys are safe. What are toys? (Daisy asks) My mom really thinks that I am a herding dog mix because my favorite thing to do is
'help with the horses'. I don't play fetch. I don't know what that is.
Come by today and read my mom's daybook.
Daisy and Sherry

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm furry glad woo have inkhluded a reference to the bad toy -

I'm 'HAPPY' woo didn't have one!


Anonymous said...

It's a scary situation all right when a pup can't feel safe with their own toys. We'd like to bite the pet toy manufacturer in the butt who let bad toys out on the market.
Abby & Rosie

Gaia the Airedale said...

Hello Happy! My your coat looks so super shiny and beautiful today!! Hehe and thats good youve checked your toys, especially your beloved ball. Have a great week!

puppy breath,

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Happy -

Kaci likes to play with everything - that includes playing ball. She will chew them so Mama always puts them away. I (Hershey) would rather play frisbee or with my stuffies.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

River said...

Hi Happy, we only have stuffies and mostly those are in pieces. Good idea to inspect all toys though!

love & wags,

jan said...

Sometimes manufacturers try to do something different and it turns out to be a danger to the dogs (or children).

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Happy
Your mum was right to inspect your balls. Our are all ripped apart so no worries there hee hee.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Shiloh said...

WOW! I never knew the 'bout toys! Good thing I'm safe, same with everyone else!

Bark to ya later!

Denise said...

I am very glad you are safe happy, love you.

Georgeous said...

Are you sure you can't get you tiny tongue on those holes? I think everydog has had it's toys checked this weekend.
Love George

Mack said...

We had that dangerous ball!

And mom threw it away which I am mad at her for because I loved playing with it!

Oh well, I guess that's what mom's are for, right??

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom checked out our toys too but it didn't take to long. Tennis balls, sticks and a jolly ball..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Rambo said...

It's always better to be safe than sorry. Glad you don't have one of those dangerous balls. We don't either.

SweetAnnee said...

safe balls for all dogs!!

Toffee said...

Oh! No! I better run and check my toys!....if only I could remember where I put them...

Deefor said...

I learn a lot from doggie bloggers. It's good to have toys that won't hurt you.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

That sure is scary. Good thing that you checked that your toys are safe

~ Girl girl

Huskee Boy said...

I just read Chai's blog.. OMdoG.. it is terrible! Ball toys have always been my favourite so I am going to get mom to check all my balls (I am referring to the toys) tonight..
Thanks a million for the warning.

Xsara ... said...

very good advice to always check the toys! I don't let toys lying around the house at all, Xsara only plays under supervision. Before leaving her home alone I make sure that I make her tired first, or if I can't I leave her a chewie (edible).

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

Thanks for dropping in. I love all kinds of balls big or little. Yours looks like fun.
Wags & HUGS

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

Thanks for dropping in. I love all kinds of balls big or little. Yours looks like fun.
Wags & HUGS

Pedro said...


My mom read that story yesterday and was horrified at how badly Chai was hurt. I don't have any balls like that. Last night I went to Petco with my mom and we were looking to see if that ball was there but didn't see any. I did see one with only one hole but it was really, really hard. I wonder it that's dangerous too?


Deetz said...

I am so relieved to hear your balls are safe. wooooo
I sure did miss you while I was away and loved your Thankful Thursday

BenTheRotti said...

Thank you for the heads up on the toys Happy. Mum has checked all mine, i like big tug ropes mostly and am not a fan of balls and kongs etc (luckily!!) Mum will pass on the info to all our doggy owning friends too. You look so cute guarding that ball!! I do that with bones.. hehehe

love, licks and tailwags,

Ben xxxx

Abby said...

Hi, Happy...

Me, Rosco, & my Mom are checked all our toys...

It looks like we are OK...

I hope all the other doggies & Mom's checked their's, too...

Abby xxxooo

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I checked Levi's toys after reading this and found one that I needed to take away from him. Thanks.

the mom

Simba said...

Looks like you keep a close eye on your toys.

Simba x

Tatum Tot said...

I'm glad your toy is safe.. everything should be safe for us doggies!

Orable & Charlie said...

What a great job - can I help you check your toys?

licks & smoochies,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi there,
Your Mom is a great mom, she cares about you! I have to take a look at my toys too, my mom always buy cheap things on sale.
Thanks for your kind words about my pawlimpics pictures, I'm still mad at my mom.
Do you know Snowy&Crystal blog? Please go to their blog to support their mom and cheer them up. Thanks.