Has your schedule eased up a bit over the summer, allowing you some play time? Why not bring your pet into the action? The World Wide Pet Industry Association, a nonprofit group promoting responsible pet care, recently named some of its favorite toys for outdoor activities. Lyra Solochek, BayLink Editor
. Hyper Dog Doggie Driver Ball Launcher
Are you a golfer? Practice your swing while your dog has some fun. The best part? You don't have to go get the ball. $20 at walmart.com.
Catfisher Fishing Rod & Reel ⁄
Go fish . . . for your cat. Your bait is a kitty lure that contains organic catnip. The lures are removable and interchangeable. Extra ones store in the handle. The rod casts up to 40 feet and is collapsible. $20 at www.FatCatInc.com.
m Hyper Dog Tennis Ball Dog Launcher
It's like a tennis racket and a slingshot in one. This portable device lets you launch a ball up to 75 feet. When your dog brings it back, scoop it up hands-free into the net. $9.99 at walmart.com.
. Catfisher Fat Cat Garden Mitt
How can cats resist bugs? The mitt has bright colored lures that will keep your kitties flipping for joy. Slip it on your hand and dangle the lures in front of your cat and watch her go. (But trim her claws first so you don't get puncture marks in your hand.) $12.99 at petco.com.