This post was sponsored by Hasbro’s Joy For All brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
My childhood is filled with SO many memories with my grandparents. Saturday morning garage sales, Sunday morning church and donuts, sleepovers full of Chinese Checkers and Rummy, and a whole year of learning how to care for a dog thanks to Pepe, the Yorkshire Terrier. My paternal grandparents loved dogs. After Pepe passed there was Effie, and I won’t tell you why grandpa called her that! After grandpa passed and Effie passed, grandma didn’t get another dog. I knew she’d be excited when I brought her the Joy For All Companion Pet from Hasbro, who she quickly named Bumkins.
Joy for All Companion Pets by Hasbro
With grandma living alone and getting older, caring for a dog wasn’t an option. She does have a cat, but I’m sure she was missing the delight, laughter, and companionship dogs offer as well. With HASBRO’S JOY FOR ALL™ Companion Pets (available as a dog and cats) grandparents can get all of that, without the feeding and cleaning up that real pets require. That was actually one of the first things my grandma said when she saw ‘Bumkins’ saying, “well aren’t you just adorable and so real looking, without all the upkeep!” 😀
Sitting and watching my grandma interact with the Joy For All Companion Pup brought me back to childhood. I couldn’t help but play and laugh along. It’s hard to resist petting the realist, soft fur that looks and feels like a real pup! Before I left, I asked her if she wanted me to mute or turn off the puppy and she said no. My aunt was coming over later and she wanted her to see it, and would have her turn it off later that night. 😀
Joy For All Companion Pets Pup Video
I captured some video of Joy for All Companion Pets Pup and my grandma, so you could see some of the features in action, like responded to motion and touch with built-in sensors, as well as the pup-like sounds thanks to the built in BarkBack™ technology.
We were both pretty impressed with this interactive pup, and now I want to play with the cat! 😀 Seriously though, Hasbro’s Joy For All Companion Pet Cats responds to petting, hugging and motion, and has purring technology to give it all the life-like qualities of a real pet, without all the work. 😉
Either of these pets, and their unique two-way interaction, are a great way to give the gift of fun, joy, and companionship this holiday season. Perfect for anyone on your life from the ages 5 to 105, because I know the twins are going to have just as much fun with it when they visit grandma’s, as she is!
For health reasons, my grandma doesn’t leave the house often. She has the TV on pretty much always, just for the background noise and to hear people talking. Now, she has a pup that will look towards her when she speaks, and bark and howl back at her. She’s tickled! I know my maternal grandfather would be, too. He passed of Dementia three years ago, and the last few months he spent a lot of time playing with a toy dog. It wasn’t nearly as realistic as the Joy For All Companion Pup, and I can only imagine how much fun he would have had with this.
Whether it’s play time with the kids, game night with the family, or companionship for grandma, Hasbro has a long tradition of creating the world’s best play experiences. Years ago, we gifted my grandma one of those singing toys with the funny moving mouth, you know the ones. Well, I thought I’d never see her smile bigger at a gift I had given her, but I was wrong. Seeing her as a giddy as a kid in a candy store, I knew I had giving her something fun, that would bring happiness to her and her visitors, with the gift of Joy For All Companion Pup.
Learn more at JoyForAll.com, and save 10% Off your purchase of the Joy For All Companion Pet when you use code JOY2016 at checkout!
Who would you gift a Joy For All Companion Pet to?