I know a lot of pugs aren't really into fetching. But I also know a lot of pugs here aren't pugs. Or even dogs. But you don't really need to be a fetcher to like playing with the toy I'm about to tell you about. But you *do* need a human who likes to shop because these suckers are getting kinda hard to find.
So here it is, my new favorite toy/addiction: The Crackball.
Technically, it's called a Flexa Foam ball. And it's made by some company called Hartz. They used to only come in this crazy rainbow color, which is I think why they didn't sell very well and got discontinued. Dutch LOVED the rainbow balls (of course) and The Man bought a huge box of them for him when he heard they were going to stop making them. We still have a few left, but they are all Dutch-sized.
I never had a crackball of my own, and now they are kinda hard to find.
But Miley's mom, who's a better shopper than my human, was able to find some crackballs at a store called Nugget (!) and also on the internet. She got a mini non-rainbow one for me and it is the COOLEST thing ever. It totally drives Dutch nuts that I have my own crackball now, and that makes it even more fun :)
I know the christmas thing will be happening again, so if you're looking for a cool new toy - tell your human to start looking for crackballs. Like, now.
Here's a video of the BIG, Dutch sized crackball. As you can see, big crackballs and pugs don't mix. At least not in water. Click to biggify if you want to see me look stupid trying to fetch a ball in water.