Pandemic Project: Lifecycle of a Dog Toy Reboot
A few years ago I looked around my house at the mass destruction of the year's Christmas gifts (read: dog toys) and thought, "Well, that was a waste of money." Then I looked closer. I watched Annie and Murray, my dogs at the time, as they mangled and slobbered and ripped apart and loved on their gifts. I could see how happy they were as they went about their work and noticed they each had their own technique. And that's how The Lifecycle of a Dog Toy project began.
I had no idea how much people would love it. I received photos from people all over the world of their dog's toy shredding adventures. It was awesome and funny and a little gross and something I thought we all might need right now.
So I rebooted the project this winter and invited others to participate. For $95, participates received a toy, evidence bag, return shipping and a small signed print. Half of the fee was for basic expenses and the other half was donated to the Humane Rescue Alliance Pet Food Pantry to support families in the Washington, DC area. We raised $800 and brought joy to 18 pups & families in the process!
Plus I received progress reports like this one from Arlo regularly:
I'm still waiting for some of the toys to be returned but here are a few of the resulting diptychs: