Life Lesson: Take Time to Play

As we go through the process to downsize all of our things to fit into an RV, some things have caused us to take a moment. Things like toys. Toys have to be played with after all, even if they’ve been sitting in a closet collecting dust.

Engineer Play Time

The helicopter enjoyed the fresh air. Frodo enjoyed the helicopter.

Wanna Play

Frodo really enjoyed the helicopter. He thought the tail was tasty.

Tasty Tail

As always, he loved the chance to run around. And the toy helicopter has been re-evaluated, it appears it will be a great travel toy and additional method to wear out Frodo!

Frodo

Wool Dryer Balls – As Dog Toys?

Static – please, please go away! Yes, it’s winter. I know. But I can’t stand stiff, static-filled clothing. Since most dryer sheets aren’t safe for those of us lucky individuals with a corn-allergy (ahem), we just kind of live with the static.

Wool Dryer Balls

I was aware of dryer balls as a concept but hadn’t tried them, and besides, I thought they only came in plastic. Since I wasn’t eager to listen to non-stop thumping, I’ve ignored that option. As it turns out, dryer balls are also available in WOOL! The dryer balls are JUST wool – nothing else. Since I have no issues with wool sensitivity, I thought we’d give them a try.

When we opened the package, our dog Frodo perked up, and went into his little beggar’s stance. He WANTED what was in the package. Dave held up one of the dryer balls so Frodo could smell it, and that’s all it took. He kind of went nuts. It’s a little tough to see in the picture, but he rubbed it all over his head. Really, he is a very intelligent dog, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

The joy of a new toy

So of course, being good doggie parents, we let him have one to play with – I mean, it can’t be any worse than the polyfill he ends up eating from his toys.

Wool Balls as a Dog Toy

So far, Frodo hasn’t managed to ingest any of the wool, so it’s already lasted longer than most of his stuffed toys – and he still totally digs it! I much prefer throwing a wool ball around the house for him to fetch than a tennis ball, so I’m a little excited he is so happy about his new “toy”.

And as far as what we purchased them for? Yes, they do actually reduce static and make clothes dry a little faster! So yes, we’re giving 4 paws up for Wool Dryer Balls in our house house!