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If you could only afford one toy f

I am limited on my dog funding because apparently I have been out of control <BG> and all my membership renewals (dog related!) are coming up so I have to be decent for the holidays. What is each of your dogs absolute must have favorite toy?
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I don't think my dogs would be happy with just one, but there are a number of low/no cost alternative. My dogs ADORE plastic water bottles. Just remember to remove the cap and ring so there is nothing to choke on. For tug toys, you can easily make nice ones by buying a yard of fleece at Joann Fabric, cut it into strips, braid the strips and tie knots in both ends. I'm sure there are other inexpensive options too, if you think about it a bit!
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Zoe says hands down it's her little orange tennis ball and her larger plastic treat ball (without the treats) which she can push and roll, as well as grab in her mouth and carry when she wants to. It makes a lot of noise rolling on the kitchen floor and that makes her all excited. So to pick one, I would say a ball that she is able to pick up in her mouth and carry.
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No doubt. Paws down. First place goes to "hide a squirrel in a log" dog toy. The squirrels have built in squeakers and hide in the log (its all plush). Tux loves to go after them and pull them out one by one. Then we play fetch with the squirrels and the log. He never gets tired of that toy. They come in two or three sizes. He also loves anything that has strands of loose fabric dangling (like the arms on his toy squid).
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Some of Willow's favorites are the toys without the stuffing. Just flat fabric toys with a squeaker somewhere in the body. She also loves a braided rope. Oh, and I think one of her very very favorites is something called a Happy Moppy. Here's the link for one on Amazon.

The cheapest toy is the simple plastic water bottle but it drives us nuts!
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I am not a good one to ask because Loki has a dozen of toys that I rotate. Like everyone else has said he LOVES water bottles. Some of them are so thin he rips them up in minutes - the only thing he rips up. The harder water bottles he throws around, bounces, rolls, pounces on, growls at and generally fights with the for a long time. He also likes balls for fetch. All the balls came from grocery store so none were very expensive, including the little orange and blue balls. The breeder sent home two little soft toys he also likes.
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Flat raccoon. Good for one dog, and especially good for tug of war with two.
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I just want to say that these are some great ideas for Christmas. In our family, we exchange gifts for our pets also.
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Shama's favorite toy in the whole world is her Rascals latex spiney ball with squeaker. You can find them on Amazon. She will spend hours playing by herself, throwing the ball down the stairs, chasing it, bringing it back to the top, and throwing it down again. It is fun to watch. The toy is a little noisy, but I always know where she is when she is playing with it. She also really loves bully springs. She gets one a week, but they rarely last more than a few hours.

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Kati has two toys. A small Lil Pals bone and a petco soccer ball. Neither are 'plush', both are the soft stuffed nubby type. She won't play with any soft silky plush toys. That said she doesn't destroy the squeakers so as long as I keep them from Lala the toys last. She is about due for a new soccer ball.. she's had this one three or four years.(!) she also used to get antlers but the vet said Lolli can't have them so I'm looking for an alternative.

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