MUCH better than I expected!
These are basically real basketballs-- reg. sized-- but in brilliant colors that make them more fun for kids and dogs which is who I bought them for. They arrive deflated but that's okay-- it makes them easier to store and my neighbor quickly inflated 2 of them for me. My little 8 month old buddy LOVES balls and has always been attracted to bright colors and he literally couldn't believe his eyes when I gave one to him to play with and it was nice because we definitely know he can't swallow it! Also, I gave one to my 3 Scotties and my 6-year-old, not surprisingly, took charge and played with this ball like we've not seen him play since he was a puppy. They, too, will destroy any ball they can sink their teeth into, but this basketball easily survived their time with it. Winston loved it so much he spent an hour running around the yard pushing it with his nose until he actually rubbed some skin off and was bleeding and I had to take it away from him until he heals and his nose toughens up like it was when he was a baby. He was upset when I took it away-- he'd have played with it until it'd taken his whole nose off, but sometimes you just have to be a mom! When it warms up these will become pool toys for all of us adults, kids, and dogs alike. These were just so much more than I expected them to be and, I think, they are a great buy!
May 22, 2009