Having fun with toys is something us dogs are born to do – literally, I think. Reilly here. I can tell you that I have liked playing with toys all my life. My pets say I was playing with toys when I picked them out and let them take me home.
My taste in toys has changed as I have matured, though. I simply don’t like the same things I did when I was little (which was only for a few days, I think).
I want to talk now about my puppy toys and fill you in later on the stuff that we hip dogs are enjoying these days.
When I was a cute adorable pup, I loved to play with a rope toy and stuffed toys, at least when I wasn’t busy tasting the furniture or chasing my shadow.
I liked to eat the ends of the rope toy my pets gave me. Ugh, was THAT a bad idea! It made my tummy hurt and I kept – – well, doing that thing dogs and people do when our stomachs are feeling like stuff just needs to get out.
My pets took away my rope toy after I got sick a few times. I’m not sure if they did it because they were worried about me or tired of cleaning up the floor. I think that if I only played with it when we played tug-of-war and then stopped BEFORE I ate it, and then I’d still have that fun toy.
Stuffed toys that come in different shapes are great for pups (I know Chip agrees) because they can sink their teeth into them. However, just like the rope toy, they are also delicious! And they should be played with under supervision of pets or they will end up yelling at you afterward when they have to pick it up from all over. If you have kids around the house with stuffed animals, then perhaps not getting stuffed toys for the dog is a good idea. I know when I mistook my pet’s stuffed animals for MY toys she got SOOOOO upset!
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