Like every other dog out there, Dexter loves the stuffies. But do not let his small size fool you. He can destroy a stuffie in record time. I bought him a peanut shaped one last week, and 6 hours later, it was dead. I could just keep buying him ones from the dollar store, but he actually gets pretty attached to his stuffies, so when I have to throw them out, he gets really sad.
When we visited Linus last week, they told us about the various brands of stuffing free stuffing free stuffies, and how durable they are. Today, I went to the Tractor Supply Store, and lo and behold, they had them there, and really reasonable priced too. The mini ones are perfect for Dexter, and only $5, so I got him the raccoon, which we named Rocky Raccoon.
Dex and Rocky became fast friends. Sadly, Dex already busted the squeaker in Rocky's tail (this dog is a menace sometimes) but there is a second squeaker in the head, and the toy is durable enough to be used for tugging play. It is machine washable so that when Rocky gets all slobbery I can give him a bath. So far, Dexter loves Rocky; he even joined Dex and me for nap time today.
Here is hoping the no stuff stuffie makes it at least a week.