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    Default Weird behaviour with new toy...

    So koda has done something unusual, lol!

    I got him a reindeer cuddly toy with a rope through the middle for Christmas. I expected it to be dead within 24 hours, with stuffing everywhere! But it has been almost a week since he got it, and not only is it still in perfect condition (minus some dirt and slobber ) but he carries it with him everywhere, he sleeps with it, plays games with it, licks it! Every time I go near him, he grabs the toy and starts going all silly, showing it to me! He REALLY loves this thing! And here's the weirdest part, about 5 minutes ago, I caught Koda actually burying this toy in the garden like as if its a bone he's trying to save for later!! He's never done anything like this kind of behaviour with a toy before, and I can't see anything special about this toy that would make him love it so much.... its weird! All his other toys that he got for christmas are well and truly ripped to shreds and now in the bin... except for this one...

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    I once had an anxious dog that did this with a soft rabbit toy. She carried it with her, slept with it often in her mouth gently sucking on it. Everything else was ripped to shreds. It was almost like her security blanket.

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    Ha ha, my BC boy Oscar does this with prezzies he considers extra special. On Christmas day my Italian neighbour came over with a big wrapped present for Oscar and Saffie, they were besides themselves with excitement as she unwrapped it for them - she always brings them treats. Inside were 2 huge rawhide bones. Saffie dropped hers on the ground like a petulant toddler then went and sulked with an "is that it?!" look on her face. Oscar took them both, hid one and then spent the next couple of days just walking around with the other one in his mouth. He hardly chewed it, just followed me around with it in his mouth, then sat at the back door with the bone in his mouth and a happy look on his face.

    Oscar did something similar when my sister visited from Melbourne a few months ago. She bought the dogs two identical orange rubber balls, Saffie was not interested at all but Oscar was sooo excited, despite having a dozen different sorts of balls stashed around the place. In his mind they were the best balls ever invented by a benevolent Dog and he instantly fell totally in love with my sister, despite her not being a dog person and quite awkward around them. Oscar just seems to know when something is given as a present and appreciates it accordingly whereas Saffie is only interested in food and pats.

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    Frosty rips up everything.

    She usually offers them to me first tho.

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    Here he is with it, he loves it so much lol!




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    Might be an idea to get a spare or two if needed for down the track? Could be a good aid in comfort if you have to go away etc or a vet stay.

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    Thats a good idea Di!

    I'll chat to the girls at work, I got it from a special christmas order through work... so i'm not sure if I can still get them... I'll see though.

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    Yes I got spares for my girl. The continuous sucking did take its toll and I was able to produce another rabbit for her further down the track. It did indeed bring her great comfort being the anxious girl that she was. She used to sleep with the tail end in her mouth gently sucking as in photo below, or she would use it as a pillow. It was always near to her.

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    Nothing lasts very long with Chloe.
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    I learned this the hard way with a child obsessed with a toy and it was lost, lol.
    When a grandson became obsessed with a particular care bear I suggested this to his parents. They nearly kissed my feet when it was lost and they could muss a new one up a bit before replacing it as they could not be bought then.

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