I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Torturing ... Oops! I mean STIMULATING Stumpy (#5)

Stumpy loves her Holee-Roller!

It's a great toy for tugging and playing fetch, in the house.

She loves it even better, when It's stuffed with something.

Like a pigs ear

or rawhide chews

The holes in it are varying sizes, so there's a few different things I can stick inside of it, that are useful tools for torturing stimulating and expending energy. More on that in another post.

* this is not a review of the Holee-roller Ball. I have not been compensated, in any way. Nor, was I solicitated to review this product.


Dexter said...

Oh those dumb mentals stimulations games. Ish! You are very patient to put up with it.


rottrover said...

Go Team Stumpy!! Now you can rest!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Jan said...


Kari in Alaska said...

Does the ball stand up to tough chewing? I want one for my monsters but I am pretty sure it would die a fast death


Carey Brown Strombotne said...

This time the interruption to the nap was totally worth it Stumpy~

An English Shepherd said...

Well done Stumpy :-)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

So Stumpy...

What do woo get to do to torture The Human?


brooke said...

Darwin has a smaller version of that toy, we can get big cookies in it, but not pig ears.
Our pet store has various toys out so dogs can test them and one is the big version and they put pig ears in it. One time we went Darwin saw the ball with the pig ear and was freaked out by it. She would not stop barking at it. Everyone thought it was hilarious. The last time we went in she realized she could eat the pig ear and laid down in the middle of the store playing with the ball trying to get the ear out. She's such a goof.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Torture? FUN!

Anonymous said...

You have one too?! Isn't it the best :) Mom never stuffed anything inside it for me though :( Hey Mom! You're Slacking! Bet I get something in it soon ;) Great job gettin the goody out Stumpy! :D

Waggin at ya,

PeeS: Luved the Tuba music :D

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh...this does it. I have GOT to get my mom to get me one of those things. But I most definitely think it would be lots better stuffed with something than all empty inside.

Wiggles & Wags,

Pat Wahler said...

She's working so hard to figure it out you can almost see the wheels turning...


the booker man said...

miss stumpy,

way to show that holee roller who's boss!! next time ask your mama to stuff it with the peanut butters...that should be waaaaay easier to get out. TEEHEEHEE.

the booker man

Anonymous said...

Mango, Food makes everythng worthwhile, in Stumpy's life!

rottrover, that's next on her list!

Jan, We think alike.

Kari, Stumpy and Fenway did some damage tugging. Stumpy's more focused on what's inside, rather than the ball itself. We'll test it when we're practically neighbors!

Carey, As longs as there's food involved!

Khyra, Stumpy is way ahead of me in the torture department!

Brooke, Where was the video camera? That would have been hysterical!

K9Katatstrophie, That's true, until Stumpy gets frustrated!

Roo, I bet your mom getting with the program, now!

Mayzie, Stumpy loves this ball. It bounces all crazy, too!

Pat, Stumpy is definately a thinker (that's not always a good thing!)

Booker, Ive made the mistake of using peanut butter in another toy. the house was thouroughly coated.

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We don't have one of those here, but Ciara sure would have fun with one. Maybe we can get the Momster to get one.

Stumpy, you are very clever with that ball.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Good job, Stumpy!
But sure that would be a torture to me!
Kisses and hugs

24 Paws of Love said...

What a great idea! We have one of those balls that we could do that with. Great idea!!

Wyatt said...

Why all the work? Just give up the pigs ear...c'mon!

fromsophiesview said...

WTG..Stumpy..tricky manouvring for sure...you knows what yers doing!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Never had pig ears ... Enjoy n have lots of FUN. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anonymous said...

OP Pack, Stumpy highly reccomends the holee roller!

Lorenza, we like to refer to that as stimulation; it's so much more politically correct.

24 Paws, it really is a good way to occupy some time and expend some energy!

Wyatt, what's the fun in that? (for me?) She does get an occasional pig's ear without having to workk for it ;)

Sugar, Stumpy loves pig ears! Be sure to check for recalls, though. there's been a few! We keep ours refridgerated, too!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!

Stumpy and me

Anonymous said...

Stumpy, the things you have to do to entertain your human.
I hope the treats are worth it.

We have had 90 degree heat here for 3 DAYS this week, with 80s over night. How do you survive this all summer????

Someone needs to invent something that cools air and gives off a gentle breeze.

Phyllis said...

Stumpy is such a good girl; she never ceases to entertain us!

Anonymous said...

dogsmom, She pays a big price, doesn't she? We have swamp coolers, in the desert, for cool air and gentle breezes. They'd be hellish anywhere with humidity, though.

Phyllis, with no TV, Stumpy IS my main source of entertainment.

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Kristine said...

I love your videos, they are just put together in such a fun way! It doesn't hurt that they star such an amusing little dog. You must never be bored.

I've seen these toys many times and have thought of getting one but I worry about how well they'd hold up to destructo-dog. Looks like a great way to play fetch in the house without damaging anything!

Anonymous said...

Kristine, I have fun making the videos (when YouTube cooperates!

The Holee Roller balls are pretty durable and Stumpy focuses more on the inside thena the ball itself. I don't think they'd stand up to focused or agressive chewing...

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me