In preparation for this week’s Eco-Pet segment, I found this review that I did a couple of years ago. It was such a fun review. Sadly, since then, Woody the wonder dog has passed, but Spooky is still here and mildly interested in testing new eco-pet products (as interested as any cool cat could be) . . .
One of the best parts of this job is that we get to test and review a lot of products. They just seem to magically show up on the doorstep. Some of them we request from the hundreds of press releases we receive, but some we have no idea how they get here!
Ttoday, I opened a package from West Paw Deisgn, who are creating durable products for pets from environmentally sustainable manufacturing materials and processes.
I’ve gotten cool pet products before, but as soon as I opened these, I saw that one was for woody (the golden retriever boy), and one was for spooky (cool black cat). It took them all of 30 seconds to get into action . . .
i’m sure there is catnip in this one!
Woody was equally enamored with his and grabbed it AND spooky’s toy and within 2 minutes had the squeaker out of his and most of the stuffing pulled out. He likes to pull it all apart and sleep with it – almost like a nest. he will carry around the shell for months (if it doesn’t get too nasty, in which case we eliminate it when he isn’t looking – I know cruel, but hey, he has others, believe me!).
West Paw Designs is extremely eco-conscious and works hard to find sustainable and safe materials to work with. They describe their eco-friendly practices well on their website.