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Lisa_T
1st October 2006, 11:41 PM
Just a plain, simple rope ring. No add-ons. No bits in the middle. Just a rope ring like the one below:

http://static.flickr.com/115/257787687_ae0d5a6a70_o.jpg

See what I mean? This toy is Holly's absolute favourite, but it's been thrown and fetched and tugged, and I'm not expecting it to last much longer. I really need a replacement. She's not interested in the fancier kinds- I've tried! Having said that, the ring came wrapped in a rawhide strip. She had a ball getting the rawhide off...Anyone? Please help!

Cathy Moon
3rd October 2006, 01:07 AM
Sorry, I've never seen one before. Looks like something my cavs would like, too! :)

Lisa_T
3rd October 2006, 01:31 AM
It was a fluke. Petsmart was selling them cheap one year in a couple of sizes- just before christmas. I generally only buy one new toy at a time since Holly can be picky, but she adored that from the word go. I've kicked myself ever since for not buying a secondone, especially since I actually had a second one in my hand before I changed my mind! I went back only a couple of weeks later and they were all gone, and I've never seen them, or anything like it, since :bawl:

Where's the head banging smilie when you want it?!

Cathy Moon
3rd October 2006, 01:39 AM
Don't worry! You will find one! :*bay: There has got to be one the internet somewhere, out there... :)

Lisa_T
3rd October 2006, 12:22 PM
That sounds suspiciously like an advert for ET..

I froogled it but no luck. Will keep trying though! In the meantime it means poor Holly's fun with throw'n'fetch will be severely curtailed in an attempt to make the ring last longer. We've tried her with balls, but she loses interest quickly- the last time ended up running out on the road and it was pure good luck that it was Sunday and the road was clear. Never again! Mind, part of the problem was my mum and gran's decision to stay in the car, and the other part was that I let her off the lead too soon after entering the park, but it was a very scary experience.

BELLE'S MUMMY
11th October 2006, 10:15 PM
hiya lisa,

I was in pets @ home the other night and they have got the rope toys in that you are looking for - they have a chew around them. You will find them with all the xmas prezzies.

Hope this helps : :D

Lisa_T
11th October 2006, 10:26 PM
Really? Great. Thanks- I wonder if they do them online and I can order. If so I'm getting a dozen, since Chloe has taken to running after Holly's ring, much to her disgust. :lol: :lol:

Lisa_T
11th October 2006, 10:31 PM
Really? Great. Thanks- I wonder if they do them online and I can order. If so I'm getting a dozen, since Chloe has taken to running after Holly's ring, much to her disgust. :lol: :lol:

Gah, they don't. And I'm not going out with my mum or grandmother this weekend, so it'll probably be a while before I can get to a petsathome. I hope they're not all gone by the time I do get there! :yikes :yikes

judy
12th October 2006, 08:46 AM
Could you get something like this
CLICK (http://cgi.ebay.com/Dog-Rope-and-Ball-Pull-Toy-a-great-dog-gift_W0QQitemZ290037338369QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20753 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
and just cut the ball off with a razor blade or something?

They also have some in bulk
CLICK (http://cgi.ebay.com/20-x-Round-Rope-Toys-with-ball-for-pet-dogs-Bulk-buy_W0QQitemZ280037191303QQihZ018QQcategoryZ20753Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

It looks like it would be really easy to remove the extraneous material from something like this next one, just scissors. Zack has a couple of these, and i think he enjoys both rope and non-rope parts of the toy.

CLICK (http://cgi.ebay.com/ROPE-TOSS-AND-TUG-FLYING-STYLE-TOY-FOR-YOUR-DOG-NEW_W0QQitemZ270037548179QQihZ017QQcategoryZ66787Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

CLICK (http://cgi.ebay.com/Dogs-Rope-and-Canvas-Frisby-a-great-dog-toy-or-gift_W0QQitemZ290038672077QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20753 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

The prices are pretty cheap, not like you are paying a lot more for that extra stuff that you would be removing.

Claire
12th October 2006, 02:13 PM
Lisa - I think they have them at www.petplanet.co.uk - and I think they deliver to Ireland, if not if you can wait a little I will go to Pets at Home when I get back and get you some and then post them off.

tanztanya
12th October 2006, 08:19 PM
i saw a rope ring in marks and spencers today, we have a dog section in our store as its quite big. worth having a look near u

Lisa_T
12th October 2006, 10:29 PM
Thanks for all your help! BTW, apparently in petsathome it's called 'holiday surprise' by beefeaters. Doesn't seem to be on their website yet, and can't find it on petplanet- but thanks for suggestions. Will check out M&S too!

I may end up getting one of the rings with things in the middle, but the trouble with those is that the circumference is usually significantly larger than the current version- Holly would trip herself up when trying to retrieve, I think! :D

Lisa_T
16th October 2006, 06:11 PM
I am so chuffed. Thanks to this thread, I popped into Petsathome today and came away with no fewer than FIVE of the rope rings shown in the pic. The guy at the checkout thought this was very amusing... :D I'm delighted! One big ring so that the two can pull on it at the same time and four little ones. Holly's existing ring has lasted for two maybe three years, so unless Chloe proves ultra destructive, I think I should be set for a good number of years now. :D :D

merlinsmum
17th October 2006, 01:42 PM
So glad you finally found the rope toys you wanted! :jump:

Maxxs_Mummy
16th November 2006, 09:38 PM
I've just come looking for this thread as I bought some of those rope rings today. I said to Alison when I picked them up that I'm sure someone had posted here that they wanted one but we couldn't remember who!

If you need any more let me know and I will pick you some up when I am next at Alison's house :thmbsup:

Lisa_T
16th November 2006, 10:07 PM
Both of mine love them. Holly is just as fixated on her new ring with the rawhide chewed off it (with a little help from Amber) as she was on the old. I don't think these new ones are as well constructed, but I'm thinking I'm going to buy some embroidery silk and reinforce the join myself. That means that even the old ring could be reintroduced into circulation- although there's no need for it, they each have one in use plus the big one- and another two (three if you include the old) in storage.

Thanks for the offer anyway. What do your boys think of them?