But, most of the time, he prefers to play with toys that are smaller. Like a zillion times smaller.
And, they're a great value. Larger toys tend to come with vulnerable stitching that makes rips and tears common. Bigger toys can also be shaken and stretched and pulled, which also results in rips. Little toys are just harder to get a purchase on, so they're not so easy to destroy. I like that.
I have no idea why they play this way, but it seems to make them happy.
This particular toy came in a BarkBox shipment a few months ago. I have a small-dog setup with BarkBox, so we get a lot of really wee toys in our shipments. Want one of your own? Click here for a discount.
And if you have stories about favorite dog toys, hit me up in the comments! I'd love to hear more about what your dogs love.