Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What's in Santa's Toy Sack for the Sibes? Kong® Wobblers, Classics, & More!

Gibson having fun with the Kong® Wobbler!
Well, Christmas is almost here...and you can feel the excitement in the air! The Huskies sense something wondrous is about to arrive. Their eyes have been big and bright and there is extra energy in their steps! Each time we enter a room or go outside with them, it's like they are waiting for "it." Hopping, jumping, wooing, kissing, all in a group Sibe-family effort to get at "it." Whatever "it" is! Well, "it" is the excitement of Christmas almost upon us! I think they know a huge box stuffed with Santa Paws' gifts for them has arrived ahead of the sleigh and is parked in our family room. (Santa just can't carry all the goodies on his sleigh, so the furry elves in the North Pole sent it on ahead!) 

Chloe enjoying her "Classic" Kong©

I have to admit, I just love setting up their stockings, checking out new toys that they would love (and hopefully stand the tough testing of a Siberian Husky), and just watching them get all excited. I even have to chuckle during this time of year when they try to counter surf as my daughter bakes cookies. They are just so excited! Gibson has now decided my daughter is his best friend since she is the designated cookie chef in the household. At night, they have been having sweet Sibe dreams of what could possibly be in Santa's sack for them. 

One thing is for sure, there will definitely be gifts of Kong® under the tree for them! We recently had the opportunity to test out a few items, and boy, were the Huskies happy!

Hands down, they loved the Wobbler. It's Gibson-sized friendly and is filled with treats or kibble that they can roll around to dispense. This toy they never bored of! Gibson played with it, rolled it, and carried it around until every last kibble piece was out! It durable and strong enough to even pass the Gibson test!

Wolf picked his flavor of Kong® filling!

Naturally, while Gib was busy with the Wobbler, Harley and the pupsters wanted in on some of the Kong action, too! Enter a the traditional Kong® Classic. Oh, how many times this gem kept a crying Husky pup busy! Filled with treats or peanut butter and those frozen, kept our little furbabies busy for hours when they were being crate trained or when it was bed time. Now, the treats for filling have the addition of tubes Yogurt or Cream Cheese fillings from Kong® that the FiveSibes™ have all deemed extremely yummy! They had a blast testing out the new flavors, and Wolf snuck off with is own tube (but not for long!) Did they have a favorite? They sure did - both!

Love is: Sharing a Kong®!
If you're still not sure what Santa Paws can bring for your furbaby this year, check out your nearest pet store's Kong collection, and visit the Kong® website to see all the pawsome items they have for your pet! It even kept our resident rock chewer, Bandit, busy! 

Interestingly enough, do you know the story of the Kong came to be? It originated from a rock-chewing German Shepherd named Fritz!  Check out his story from Kong®:

"Fritz, a former police dog, enjoyed chewing rocks. This activity wore down his teeth and frustrated his owner, Joe Markham. One afternoon while working on his Volkswagen van, Joe noticed Fritz dining on rocks once again. Out of desperation, he started disassembling the van he was working on and threw parts near Fritz to see if he could be coaxed away from his destructive dinner. Radiator hoses didn’t work--neither did anything else until he pulled off a rubber suspension part and tossed it to Fritz. Right away, Fritz was ecstatic.

The KONG was born!  While Fritz invented the KONG, it was Joe Markham who saw the potential of this odd-looking toy. Markham refined the toy’s design, developed a proprietary, super-strong rubber formula and began production in 1976."

Thank you, Fritz and Joe, for some great, durable toys! The FiveSibes™ give them a Five-Paw Rating!

And just so you can see how enthusiastic the Sibes were about playing and tasting their new Kongs, and to see the actual size of the Wobbler, here's a little video! 

Pssssst...woooo, Santa...did you get all that? We know a lot of furpals who would love a Kong® toy under their trees! Hint-hint!


  1. We have lots of the traditional kongs that Mom stuffs with pb and cheerios. We need a Wobbler. That sure would be a good way to slow down Lightning from finishing his dinner in 10 seconds or less:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. I HOPE HOPE HOPE you get tons of Kongs and stuffs. I am sure that Santa Paws KNOWS you were all Good!

  3. The founding of kong makes perfect sense! Joe is just a genius! Hope you guys get a ton of them in your stockings this year!

  4. Wow, you look really had fun on those cool stuff!

    It's all About Pet Fences

  5. I want a Kong with lots of nummies stuffed inside. I can diet next year!

  6. Antici.....................................................................pation!

  7. I bought a couple new Kongs for the new pup. Of course Kong is Storm's most favoritest toy in the world. ;) However, they figured out pretty early in life that if they slobber all over the kong classic and then bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce...the stuff inside will fall out. Needless to say the bouncing got on my nerves. :)

  8. Wow, I love those Kong thingies! They bounce around so weird and spastic that they drive me CA-RA-ZEY! Totally crazy. Great, great toys!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  9. BTW: A cop dog invented these?!? I didn't know that! Wow, is that cool!

  10. Such great things fur sure! Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

  11. Kongs are the greatest!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  12. What a cool story. Might need to give kongs another try as Dexter tends to dine on rocks as well.

    Mango Momma

  13. The Kong Wobbler is my favorite toy ever!