Most dogs love their toys, but for 3-year-old Mojito, a therapy dog, her love for them is something entirely different. For about a year and a half now the pup has been taking toys with her to sleep with in bed, every night.

And each time, she chooses a different toy, but only after searching the entire house for that one special item that she wants to sleep with that night.

"Mojito has tons of toys...way too many," said Kim Downie, Mojito's mom. "She insists on picking one out every time we go to the store and of course BarkBox sends her new toys every month."

"She is very specific about what she chooses to take to bed. She will search the house and empty her toy boxes until she finds whatever one she is looking for."

Then, until Mojito decides otherwise, the toys stay upstairs. "If we move them back downstairs, she will carry them right back up," said Downie.

Scientists maintain that dogs have neophilia - which is a preference for new things. But, if you'd like to have a break from buying new toys for your pup, researchers say that all you have to do is spray the toy with a different scent and pretend that it's new.

Or, you can try hiding the toy from your dog for a while and then make it re-appear, or simply play with the dog with the old toy to change the meaning of it and spark the dog's interest anew.

Most dogs love their toys, but for 3-year-old Mojito, a therapy dog, her love for them is something entirely different


For about a year and a half now the pup has been taking toys with her to sleep with in bed, every night choosing a different toy


"Mojito has tons of toys...way too many," said Kim Downie, Mojito's mom

"She will search the house and empty her toy boxes until she finds whatever one she is looking for"


"If we move them back downstairs, she will carry them right back up"


"She insists on picking one [toy] out every time we go to the store"


And every morning, when Mojito wakes up, all she wants to do is play with her toys all day!


Sometimes she'll even share them with her owner's cat


And she'll bring more toys...







What a precious pup you are Mojito! What do you think about this adorable doggie's nightly routine?

Does your dog sleep with toys at night?

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