I have long been a fan of the zombie genre. Years before The Walking Dead shuffled onto AMC, I devoured books and movies about the undead the way many other women my age consumed chick-lit and rom-coms.
Because of this, I have seriously considered what would happen to Spot and Dolly in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Sure, they can run fast, but would they bark noisily at strangers in the dangerous new world, clanging the dinner bell for undead in the area? And Spot has never been picky about his fetch partners. Would he bring his ball to a walker with the hope of a few throws, only to get eaten?
With these questions in mind, I put together the following list of five zombie-themed dog products to help us all prep our pups for an undead outbreak.
Zombies tend to stagger slowly, even while in pursuit, but why not use this squeaky toy from GAMAGO to teach our dogs how to chew off undead feet? Such a skill would significantly increase the odds of escaping from a walking horde.
Each of these plush zombies has a squeaker or grunter, and Go Dog says its chew-guard technology stands up to even the toughest of teeth. Sounds like another excellent toy for teaching how to take down the undead. Get two from the line — Striped Stanley and Frostbite Fred — at a discount from Doggyloot through Thursday.
Online retailer Cafe Press has a seemingly endless supply of zombie-themed dog-food bowls. I picked these Hunter and Huntress dishes for Spot and Dolly to remind them at each meal of their potential role in a zombie apocalypse.
Not only does this bandanna from Threads of the Dead identify the wearer as a trained professional, it also makes an excellent no-fuss Halloween costume pre-outbreak.
This ID tag from Dog Tag Art will let fellow survivors know what resourceful pups Spot and Dolly are if ever we were separated (perhaps because I got eaten).
Do your pups have any zombie-themed toys or accessories? Have you ever thought about your chances — pups included — in an undead outbreak? Please share in the comments!