We still have the one we bought over three years ago!
Jasmine loves water retrieving and J.D. loves playing fetch.
Chuckit! Flying Squirrel handles both jobs perfectly and it can be even used as tug-of-war toy and survive it.
Back in the old days we used tennis balls and tried all kinds of frisbees.
None of the frisbees survived longer than a day.
Tennis ball is a good all-purpose toy but it has one major flaw. When used for water retrieving, sooner or later it gets punctured and sinks like a rock. I couldn't count how many tennis balls we lost that way, but we used to buy them in bulk.
I don't want to imagine what the bottom of the lake where we take our guys swimming must look like!
Most people use tennis balls and I don't think their last much longer than ours did.
Because Jasmine is very picky about many things, including toys, we are not the kind of people who go browsing shelves with dog toys.
She is very specific about what she likes and doesn't like and getting her something else is pointless.
Since she liked her tennis balls well enough, that's what we were sticking with.
Until one day, when a lady with a Yellow Lab joined us on the doggy beach. The moment the Lab saw the tennis ball he went after it and stole it. We threw another one for Jasmine and he stole that one too.
(If you've ever seen a dog with three tennis balls stuffed in his mouth you know what I'm talking about)
The woman felt bad about it and was apologizing, trying to return at least one of the balls.
She had brought a flying squirrel for her dog.
Jasmine was kind of interested in it.
I tried throwing it for her and it seemed that she liked it well enough. I suggested switching the toys while we were there and both dogs had a great time. It looked that Jasmine really took to the squirrel.
When the woman was leaving and taking the flying squirrel with her, Jasmine looked very sad. She couldn't understand why it was being taken away from her.
You guess right if you think that hubby had to run out and get Jasmine her own flying squirrel that very day!
Jasmine was so happy when he came home with it and we played wit the that evening. She loves her squirrel and had the same one for over three years now.
It flies as well as a frisbee, it floats and it doesn't sink. Ever.
It's the little rubber feet that make it float. And they seem indestructible. It is also easier for Jasmine to grab and it survived countless tug-of-war games. J.D. loves playing fetch with it.
So there you have it. Jasmine's number one toy, Chuckit! Flying Squirrel.