It flies, it floats, it makes dogs happy
Sometimes what folks use our gear for can surprise us. Sure we've had fans look at our Travel Basket and ask if it's a portable water bowl or food dish for dogs. Now it's true that you could put water in it and it will hold it for a few minutes before the stitched seams begin to leak. But we wouldn't go about recommending that. However, Joe Azzonlino came up with a brilliant use for it. Read on...
While I love my Air Boss, my Labrador retriever hates it. He knows that every time I get the bag out, I go away for a few days. Of course, when he next sees it, it is carrying some treats from my travels, so all is forgiven.
Before a recent trip, I decided to stop at the park to let him run and swim a bit before dropping him off at the dog sitter's. He got all excited when we arrived, bounced out of the car and eagerly awaited me tossing a toy in the water. Problem was, there were no toys in the car.
I had just cleaned the car out, so the only thing in the trunk was my loaded Air Boss. I had just purchased the Red Oxx Travel Basket and remembered the headline that it was "not a dog bowl". Could it be a dog toy? What the hell, I figured, and gave it a toss in the water. Off it flew, high and far, like a Frisbee. Only as it skipped across the lake did I even wonder if it would float! Well,it came to a stop, floating nicely while my dog barreled after it in utter delight. He grabbed it and swam back, dropping it at my feet as happy as could be.
We spent a good half hour playing with the Travel Basket before I dropped off my soaked and exhausted buddy at the sitter. While you may not advertise it as a dog bowl, I know a Lab who thinks it is the greatest dog toy ever!
LOVE the picture Joe. Love. It. While you can wing a Travel Basket fairly well like a Frisbee (we tested this and confirmed), we don't recommend one as a chew or pull toy. Red Oxx products may be "built like tanks" but a dog is more persistent than most critters. After all, that's where the term "dogged" came from. For his brilliance, Mr Azzonlino gets his choice of a Market Tote or Rigger Wallet, neither of which we can think of for uses as dog entertainment... but then you never know.
NOTE: The Travel Basket was replaced by the larger, even more useful Travel Tray!