Thursday, June 7, 2012

King of Dog Toys - KONG

We have long been a fan of KONG brand dog toys and were ecstatic when they asked us to review a few of their new products.

Scarlet danced with delight when the package arrived:

Ohno couldn't wait to get his paws on the goodies:

Mom was quick to test out the Kong Zoom Groom.  We goldens tend to shed a lot and leave lots of fur all over the house.  Mom was pleasantly surprised at how quickly and easily this handy tool pulled loose fur from our coats.  The fur clung to the Zoom Groom like a magnet rather than floating off into the unknown for mom to clean up later.

Once mom had finished her experiment, it was time to PLAY!!  We dogs were most excited by the Kong Tails.

Tug, toss, and squeak??  Are you kidding us!!  That's our favorite combination.

I was quick to claim this toy as mine and mine alone:

Too bad the rest of the pack wasn't as keen on that idea.

At the end of a hard fought battle, I won! 

Next up was the Kong Safestix.  Mom wasn't too sure about this until she checked out more details at Kong's website.  Here's their description:

"KONG Safestix are the perfect throw and fetch toys. They are bendable and flexible which provides interesting and engaging fun for dogs. KONG Safestix are made using durable plastic material and are great interactive dog toys. They are meant for indoor or outdoor use and they even float!  Each size comes in assorted colors."

Ours came in red.  And we instantly loved it.  

It's great.  We love playing with sticks out in the yard, but mom's always worrying about them splintering off and hurting us.  With the Kong Safestix we can play 'til our hearts delight with no worries of injuries.  It is truly a revolutionary product for us doggies who love to chase sticks!

Nom, nom, nom, nom... good stuff!!  

"Mom, Scarlet took my toy."

 After all that it was time to check out the final product.  The Kong Cloud Collar.  It really is a nifty, little thing designed to be used like the famous cone of shame.  Only it's a cloud - not a cone.  And there is no shame involved!  Daddy says it was super easy to assemble and put on me.  And Mom liked that I was still able to maneuver without bumping into walls and everything else.  I was not able to get it off and it is even bite and tear resistant.  We give the Cloud Collar a whopping four paws up.

Behold the Cloud of No Shame:

"I make this look good!"

At the end of the day, we are all deliriously happy with our latest Kong experience.  We can't wait to see what the brilliant minds at the Kong Company come up with next.



  1. We like our kongs but only if Mom fills them with yogurt or peanutbutter:) Mom thinks that Kong stick might be a good thing for Mr. Lightning who loves to chew on (and eat) sticks. Maybe he wouldn't be able to eat this one. Thanks for the review. good to see you, Boondocks, hope the family is well.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. That was one great review on behalf of Kong. We just have no interest in the smelly rubber even though mom has tried and tried
    Benny & Lily

  3. We love the Kong products too, and have put a few to the test over the years and many of them are Golden tough and Scottie tough too!!

    I hope you all are doing well, and have had a good Thursday!!

  4. I love Kong stuff! I have seen the safe stick in the store and have wondered! Thanks for the review!

  5. BOONDOCKS.... It is WONDERFUL to see and hear from you again... OMD your review of all the KONG thingys is just FABULOUS. I think that CLOUD would be superb fur after... ummmmm surgeries and stuffs...

    PeeS... Have you HEARD... BLOGVILLE is going to have our VERY OWN OLYMPICS. I'm just sayin!!!

  6. How neat! Hey....I could swing one of those things around and smack brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) with it! BWHahahahhaah

  7. That all looks fabulous! I particularly like the stick thingy.

  8. Hi guys you look like you had a great time with all the toys.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Roooo I'm a big fan of all the Kong Toys - my favourite is the Tugga wubba or whatever they're called. They have flappy bits for shaking about and they squeak too! *Waggy tail*

  10. Those Kong sticks look perfect for our girls. And if we have need of a collar now we know where to get a more humane one. Thanks for the review.

  11. That Kong Stick looks very cool - but I could see some bruised peep legs with that one. We love to shake our toys and shaking that could be whipping a whip around. Great review everyone!

  12. Wow, Boon. You got lots of nice Stuff there. I have always heard "Kong" products are "Top of the Line".

  13. We need to try some of those toys for our boys!


  14. I'm just stopping by to say 'HELLO' and let you know that I'm thinking of you! I hope all is well with you!!

  15. Hey Boondocks!
    Wow, those are wonderful pressies! Kong toys are always fun. Just letting you know that I thought about you and your pack today and hope you come back to Blogville soon. Lots of things happening.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  16. Great reviews, thanks! I hear mixed reviews on the inflatable post-surgical collars but this one looks pretty good. Maybe Brooks will give one a try.

  17. Hi Y'all,

    Love Kong! Great review. Can't wait for the next installment.

    In the meantime, stop by and pick up a Sunshine Award from my blog tomorrow!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  18. Hi there, Just stopping in to check & see if you are all o.k. I've missed you all! Maybe you are just on vacation. Hope you are having a wonderful summer.
    Hugs, Noreen