My dogs don’t play with toys any more. They all did, but they just aren’t interested in them. So to try out a new dog toy we called in our resident toy dog, Bella. Bella has a basket of toys that she mauls, chews, and enjoys and she’s not really picky about toys, but she definately has favorites.
The first time we gave Bella the new Orbee-Tuff® Mazee™ toy she went nuts for it. When she’s really excited about a toy she “talks” to it. I filmed her and sadly something happend during the transfer and it was lost. Bella belongs to my mother so she brought her over for another try, only this time she emptied the dog dish in the kitchen without us realizing it, so she wasn’t as interested in playing this time. Still, what surprised me was how interested the old guy was! Blaze stole the toy several times and emptied it of its treats. Blaze is in the final stages of bladder cancer so we thought his playing days were done. Even more surprising, Gracie (the small white Maltese in the video) started playing with the empty ball at 2am! She’s not played with a toy in years.
The Orbee-Tuff® Mazee™ is not a chew toy but it is made of non-toxic materials just in case. The ball is a great way to limit treats and keep a dog from getting bored. You can also feed your pup his kibble if he’s a gulper.
We really like the toy and the bone-shaped treats. My only issue is the material the ball is made out of picks up every hair and piece of dirt from the floor (with 3 dogs and one cat there’s hair here!). Granted, it can be rinsed right off, but the outside of the ball looked cloudy and dirty. Still, that’s a mild thing compared to how much the pups enjoyed it.
Bella checks out the Orbee-Tuff® Mazee
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