Last week I hit the stores to search out some new toys for Sherman and Leroy.

They’ve been extra good the past month, which is awesome but also a little scary because I feel that maybe this is the calm before the storm., but regardless, I felt they each deserved a new toy.

Buying them toys is pretty easy because they’re both pretty particular when it comes to toys that they will actually play with.

Leroy loves the plush toys that are shaped like bones and have a single squeaker in them.

Super easy and super cheap and they last a long time because he doesn’t try to tear them apart.

So Leroy got a ginormous plush bone.

It’s the biggest one that I’ve ever gotten him and I was super excited to give it to him when I got home.


Apparently he was so excited he didn’t know what to do with it, except lay on it.

Sherman’s easy too.

He only likes the yellow Air Dog toys, preferably the ones that are shaped like bones, but the football one will work too.

Unfortunately, the place where I was shopping didn’t carry these toys so I got Sherman a Tuffy toy. It was shaped like a bone and basically made out of the same material.

I’m not gonna lie. I was a bit nervous to get home and give him this toy in fear that it would be totally rejected.


At first it was rejected as toy but accepted as a pillow.

Then it was just rejected.

I’m a dog toy purchaser failure.

So how about your dog? Do they ever reject toys? Do they turn them into pillows? What’s their favorite toy?

Bloghop (1)

Welcome to Monday Mischief – The pet blog hop that wraps up the weekend! This Blog Hop is brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies.

Be Sociable, Share!



36 Comments on Dog Toys That Turn Into Pillows

  1. Maggie doesn’t play with toys at all – I keep trying different things, but I think her history as a breeder mom just leeched all the play out of her. Jack likes stuffed toys that he can tear apart. His 2nd favorite is his treat toys. We have a bunch where you put the treats inside and he has to work them our. He can spend days on some of those – especially when I put in treats that are too big to come out whatever little opening there is…
    slimdoggy recently posted…The Filthy Fifty: Fifty Reps for Canine and Human FitnessMy Profile

  2. Hi Y’all!

    My Human had to stop givin’ me “treat dispenser” toys ’cause I throw them against the wall and the bad things make marks on the wall. (Hey, that’s the quickest way to get the treats out!)

    I have a toy box and get to choose the toy to take outside when I go to play. I get to keep a couple of indestructible Kong or Air Dog toys in the house. I get tired of all of them and reject each at one time or another. In other words, I like variety! and choice!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
    Hawk aka BrownDog recently posted…F Is for Fun!My Profile

  3. Such sweet photos! All three of my dogs love toys that “talk.” Faves include a plush pumpkin with kids’ voices saying Trick or Treat, plush rose bud say I love you, puppy that cries, cat that meows, birthday cake sings the Happy Birthday Song… you get the picture. None of these are ever destroyed in any way, in fact the pumpkin and rose are over 10 years old!
    Sue recently posted…Stealth Quacker Invasion | Monday MischiefMy Profile

  4. Silas likes to sleep with his head propped up, and he is not picky. Give him long enough and he’ll sleep on anything. I’ve got a picture of him somewhere sleeping with a Nylabone under his chin. This is my dog with no hair.

    Maybe you should think of it as “repurposing” rather than “rejecting.”
    Jessica recently posted…Are you supporting cruelty to dogs?My Profile

  5. Dougie doesn’t play with toys. He has one stuffed elephant that he got for graduation from his intermediate training classes. He sucks on its head and kneads when he is getting ready to go to sleep. It really stinks since its a couple years old. I’ve thought about washing it many times, but it will probably fall apart in the wash. I can’t bring myself to throw it out because he still uses it occasionally. Nothing else seems to be the right replacement for it.

  6. We have enough dogs in our house that somebody will always like something 😉 They’re really partial to fleecey stuffed toys but they love their antlers and nylabones. I have a feeling that toy may get dug out six months from now and become the new “favorite” hahah… Sometimes I forget we have toys and then all of a sudden someone finds an old toy and it’s the best thing ever.
    Gabi recently posted…Monday Mischief: A Pretty New FaceMy Profile

  7. Rita rejects toys that are toys disguised as brain-games. Either she is not too sharp, or she’s WAY too sharp. Can’t decide… Her fave toy changes, but we have a stuffed bunny with a squeaker that she really likes and it’s lasted a long time.

    At least they used them as pillows. Too cute.
    Jackie Bouchard recently posted…Monday Mischief: Rita Says #BooMonday!My Profile

  8. Well, at least if they use them as pillows, it’s not a total waste, right? Our beagle Kobi never had any interest in toys after he got about 4 years old. The girls have only become interested in them again since we got our puppy. Luke likes any toys, or boxes, or crumpled paper…..
    Is it any better if you get them a toy, and all they want to do is tear it to shreds? That’s our golden Sheba, and then when there’s nothing but a shell left to it. they all fight over it!
    Jan K recently posted…Monday Mish Mash With a Little MischiefMy Profile

  9. All three of my Chihuahuas like small stuffed animals with a squaker inside. It’s easy peasy when I pick out their toys – and the looks on their faces when they see new ‘babies’ is priceless!

  10. Phantom has no interest whatsoever in toys. Ciara and Lightning would NEVER reject any toy, BUT they also destroy them in less than five minutes. Those Tuffy toys are about the only ones they can’t rip apart:(

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Several years ago I was cleaning out the closets and found my daughter’s ‘polar bear’ pillow. it was on the ground to be thrown out. Her Shih Tzu loved it! Played with it, laid on it. She still has it. :)
    Paula recently posted…Kitty YogaMy Profile

  12. My boys only like small, lightweight toys. Even better – if it has a squeaker! They’re small, so they like small toys too. If it’s too big or too heavy, they’ll reject it. I learned that very quickly!

    Shiver often uses his toys as pillows.
    sprinkles recently posted…Monday MemeMy Profile

  13. My dogs do love a good stuffie that they can destuff, but they also really like those flat, floppy toys too, they carry them around in their mouths and I find it very adorable.
    Jodi recently posted…Loud and ClearMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge