Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Mischief-Our Best Toy

Years ago, when the original three Urban Hounds, Tubby, Norbert, and Ping,  where young ins', and long before they were known as the Urban Hounds.  They lived in Manhattan

and they  had a toy, actually lots of toys, but one particularly cool and wonderful toy: A School Bus.

 The charm of the toy was that when you squeezed it, the bus horn honked, the kids scream, and the bus driver yelled "Hey you kids, sit down back there!"  That noise fulled our upper east side apartment for several years.  Then before we moved to our new home in Jersey City, the bus either got lost or broke.   Since then there have been many other toys, but none quite like the bus.

I have searched high and low for a new bus toy for my babies but to no avail.  Then a few weeks ago I tried searching for it again online and magically found it and ordered immediately.   

The bus arrived and it didn't take long at all for the hounds, old and young,  to begin enjoying it again.


  1. That's so sweet, love the photos, and the devotion to finding that special toy again, we can relate to that kind of love!!

  2. That bus is so cool! I can't believe you found one again! :)

  3. that is an awesome bus!! I didn't know you lived IN NYC before. I am doing a little post about Manhattan dogs in a few days too. Happy monday!

  4. So much fun with one 'ickle school bus! some super cute photos here! awwwwww! Love and licks from Frank xxxxxxx

  5. That bus toy sounds awesome, and it looks like they are all really enjoying taking turns playing it. Great photos!

  6. That's so cool! Some toys will always stand out forever. Ours would be an orange squeaker ball that all of them wanted to tear apart but no one was still able to do so. It's so sturdy but soft that even the smallest pressure can make it squeak.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  7. OOh happy days we would love one of those. Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Isn't it wonderful to be reunited with an old "friend" again? I bet it was like Christmas day for your pups! :)

  9. Awww - there's nothing like a favorite toy :)

  10. Love it, great story now where did you get it? We need one
    Benny & Lily

  11. That's awesome that you brought back your pups favorite toy. It sounds like a good one. I just wish my boys wouldn't destroy their plush toys in a matter of minutes.

    Happy Monday!

  12. The school bus toy sounds fun and looks so cute! How wonderful you could find one! Looks like everyone is enjoying it a lot :-)

  13. Bet that is an awesome Toy .. we like toys that make noise, too!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  14. That bus looks like a lot of fun! I'm so glad that you found a new one.

  15. Okay... now where did you find that school bus? Jeffie and Rudy definitely need one!

    1. I found it through amazon by looking at talking bus dog toy

      Here is the link

      no picture but it is the bus
      urban hounds

  16. Wow that was an impressive find! Whenever my 'rents find a toy that I like they say they go back and buy like 3 more, just in case the first one gets lost or disintegrates. Don't tell them but I know where they hide them! Hee hee!


  17. wow a talking toy...i have a little bear that sings but sam has chewed the eyes of off it...sam and i would like to play with the bus but little truder would run for the hills cos of the noise....i bet you are enjoying it!