By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 at 6:58 am in Dog Toy.
Fetchstix: Nature’s Original Dog Toy
I’ve come across some pretty weird pet products over the years in my line of work as a pet columnist … but I think this one probably takes the cake. Or the dog biscuit. This product brings new meaning to the old Phineas T. Barnum expression, “There’s a (you-know-what) born every minute.”
I’ve decided to give this product my annual “Cleverest Dumb Pet Toy of the Year” award. It takes pure genius to figure out a way to tie up a couple of sticks with some string and then sell them for $12.95 a bundle.
And would you believe it … these guys even got Jay Leno to help them plug this product (sticks!) on his late-night TV show: http://fetchstixvt.com/news-and-links.php
I just received the following press release, which I’d like to share with you:
Why do the classics ever go out of style?
Engineered by Mother nature and her crack R & D team, Fetchstix are perfect for any dog with timeless and refined taste. They will quickly become the go-to toy, especially in the city, where sticks (which are much better tasting that cement) can be hard to come by.
Fetchstix come accompanied by a user’s guide that is thorough and comprehensive yet will be easily understood by the layperson (for anyone who doesn’t know how to use a stick. /Gary) It addresses the needs of both urban (people who throw sticks in the city. /Gary) and rural users (people who throw sticks in the country. /Gary), and if additional help is required, a technical assistance line is available with operators standing by to provide one-on-one support and troubleshooting (for people who don’t know how to throw a stick. /Gary)
Fetchstix come in bundles that include 8” and 11” sticks and cost $12.95. Personalized sticks are also available and are $12.95 each. Both prices include shipping within the Continental U.S.
Fetchstix can be shipped with a red ribbon for gift giving, and are available at http://www.fetchstixvt.com
And the best part about all this? When your dog gets tired of chasing its Fetchstix … you can always use them for kindling to help start a fire in your fireplace on cold winter nights. /Gary