This weeks Photo Hunt theme is squeaky
When Midnight was a young pup there was nothing she loved more than her blue squeaky toy.
She carried it around with her everywhere. For months our house was filled with the sound of her squeaking her toy continuously. I even used a spare one to call her back to me whenever she’d wander into another room (that worked great!).
Of course the toy was rubber and she loved to bite at the top of it (I think it had ears, but only for a short while) and eventually she’d bite through the toy with her sharp little baby teeth. Even though we had to replace the toys frequently they lasted longer than most of her other toys, even ones that were supposed to be more durable.
For instance, that toy tire that’s beside her in the picture above had chunks bitten out of it within days of us giving it to her and it was made of a much tougher material. So I think she actually tried not to do too much damage to her beloved squeaky.
Once her baby teeth started falling out and were replaced by stronger adult teeth she’d go through her squeaky toys in no time at all so we had to take them away.
I still have a few of her blue squeaky toys around though and every once in a while I’ll pull one out and make it squeak just to see her reaction. She still loves it.
Perhaps one day when she calms down more and hopefully loses her desire to chew each and every toy she owns to pieces we’ll be able to give her another squeaky toy.
Does your dog or cat have a favorite toy? Is it noisy? I must admit that the squeaks drove us nuts at first, but it made her happy and kept her occupied and that was helpful since puppies are a handful to begin with!