Friday, August 13, 2010

Dog Days of Summer ~ Crazy Critters Review & Giveaway



How many of you have given your dog a new toy only to have them open it and destuff it within minutes?  You look at the mess and think "OMG, I hope you didn't eat any of that!"  Then you wait 2 or 3 days to see if any stuffing comes back up or passes out the opposite end.  That's always fun, poking a stick in dog poo seeing if it's really dog poo or if it's stuffing covered in a dog poo mess.  All the while hoping no neighbors ask what you're doing!  I know gross....but lets face it, if you have a dog who shreds toys or has eaten something they probably shouldn't have, you've probably 'been there done that'.
Olive was feeling 'moody' and gave me 'tude
about having her picture taken.
This is where Crazy Critters comes in!  With Crazy Critters there is no stuffing for the dogs to potentially eat!  But it's still a plush toy, just like dogs love, that squeaks and is easy to toss around.  In our case it's a fight between the kids and the dog.  Was that stuffed pig given to the kids or the dog?  The dog thinks ALL plush toys are for her and the kids don't know the difference - they just want the toy they think is theirs.  But there is no confusion with Crazy Critters - no stuffing, squeaks...it's the DOG'S!  (Who would've thought the kids and dog would be fighting over toys???  Not me!  LOL)
Oooh the 'tude!  She was SO not cooperating
with me!
My Lab, Olive, can be pretty rough on her toys (and moody in general).  She's had a plush camel since she was 10 weeks old that has had many, many "stitches" and "operations" to hold it together.  In the several weeks that she's been playing with her Crazy Critter there's been no sign of wear and tear, other than the slime left behind.  It's survived a few games of Tug of War and countless tosses.  She loves to fold it in half and carry it that way.

Here's what TeleBrands has to say about Crazy Critters:
Crazy Critters™ are stuffing free plush toys with squeakers on both ends. Dogs love them and will make it their favorite toy guaranteed. The favorite Crazy Critter is the Friendly Fox and it sells for just $10.

Crazy Critters™ are certain to be the toy that both you and your dog are sure to love! They are stuffing-free so they lie flat, making them easy for practically any dog to play with. And, because they are stuffing-free, you will never have to worry about cleaning up the mess from a torn or ripped stuffed animal. Even better, your dog will never be exposed to loose stuffing that could be dangerous if eaten. Crazy Critters™ are super plush and realistic looking -- they even squeak -- making your dog think that he or she is playing with a friend. Best of all, they are hand washable so you can use them indoors or outside.

I agree with all of it.  My favorite part - the are *washable*!  What's worse than having a dog destuff a toy and spread it throughout your family room is having a toy destuff itself in your washer or dryer!
Finally she let me get a non-butt 'in action' shot.
I swear every time I clicked the camera she showed
me her butt!
Want to buy a totally affordable Crazy Critter?  I've seen them at retailers such as CVS and Target but you can also take advantage of TeleBrand's online special.

Want to WIN a Crazy Critter for your favorite fur kid?  Enter for your chance to win!

GIVEAWAY



Main Entry:  Tell me, would your dog prefer the fox or the raccoon Crazy Critter?

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Giveaway ends August 23, 2010 at 11:59pm. A winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified via e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours from the e-mail time stamp to claim their prize. In the event that the prize isn't claimed within those 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

I received a product sample to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions posted are my own and are 100% honest. If you have specific questions about TeleBrands or Crazy Critters, please contact them directly.

193 comments:

jemr2 said...

I personally like the racoon. Since my dog can't tell me which he would prefer, he'll just have to go with my opinion. :) The no stuffing inside is great. Even though my dog can't talk, he has declared war on all of the evil stuffing that lurks inside other dog toys. Usually when he gets a new toy, it looks like it has snowed about 30 minutes later. Stuffing everywhere. Bad doggie.

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I think he would like the raccoon.

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Belly Charms said...

My dogs destroy toys. The fox would be great.

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Well I asked both of my dogs what they'd prefer, but I couldn't translate their dog speak. So, I guess their adoptive people mommy would say the FOX. Hope I'm right.
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The raccoon, please. I've been wating to try one of these! My dogs rip up everything.
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My dog would love the raccoon.
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Abigail said...

My pup has another stuffed animal (with all the stuffing gone now, of course!) that is a raccoon, and he loves it So, I think he'd want the raccoon. ^_^

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Ashley said...

She would probably like the racoon.

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mogrill said...

My doxie would prefer the raccoon.
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I vote for the raccoon

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Claire said...

I think Chase would enjoy flicking around the Raccoon

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marybelle said...

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Beverly said...

My dobie Zeus would love the Raccoon.

April said...

He would like the raccoon toy.

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sweepmom said...

I think the Fox would be good for my dog.

Melissa said...

I think I would like the fox! He's a cutie!
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Sara said...

I think the raccoon - but i'm sure he would love either!
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Victoria said...

I think my pup Riley would like the raccoon better. He's tough on his toys, and he always chases after any raccoons that might come into our yard!
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Raccoon for Logan!
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Peggy said...

My granddog Ruby would love the fox Crazy Critter!!
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tamathamc said...

I would choose the raccoon for my "kids".

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Sarah said...

Brady would prefer the fox.

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My Dominic and I would like the fox.

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Lauren E said...

Tazzy would love the raccoon. He's not allowed to play with the real ones in the backyard so this could be our compromise.

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The fox

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Amber said...

I think my dog would prefer the Fox. that's something a little different for her. I bought her a squirrel toy a while ago and she loved it because of the tail.

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melinda said...

I think our Lola would like the Fox.

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I think pluto would like the raccoon since he chases them when he goes out at night. Thanks!

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I think my dog, Foxy, would like the Fox.

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My dog would like the raccoon. :)

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our dog would like the fox
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My Heidi would love the fox.

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My dog would prefer the racoon since he's always trying to get the real ones in our yard!

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Auriette said...

I don't have a dog, but my cats would love to play with the fox. Without the stuffing, they'd be able to throw it around and kick it a lot better than a little mouse.

Gianna said...

The fox would be great!

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I think my dog would like the fox