If you are low on money and feeling crafty, boy have I got the pet project for you:
The T-Shirt Tugga Toy!
All you need are T-shirts you don’t mind cutting up and scissors.
The instructions I modified can be found here.
To make a toy for a large dog:
1. Cut 20 strips 1 inch wide and 20 inches long from the T-shirt (or several tshirts if you want color variety).
2. Put all the strips together and tie a knot in one end.
3. Separate your strips into 3 groups and braid tightly until you’ve braided almost all of it.
4. Then tie a knot in the other end.
Voila! You’re done!
For smaller dogs, use fewer strips of fabric and shorter strips.
Bryant Animal Control and Adoption Center is doing a Toy or Treat Drive for the animals from now until Halloween. They put plastic trick or treat buckets on the kennels so visitors can drop in treats or toys for the dogs and cats. I whipped up four tugga toys and stopped by to hand them out.
The dogs were so happy to receive their treats and homemade toys!