March 16, 2012

Jeb’s “Special” Toys

Jeb’s latest favorite “toy” or security item is Achilles’ old doggy bed. It’s been torn up and eaten like an elephant (get it?) but he still loves it.

He has to have it in the room with him at all times. And during the day, he prefers to nap with it.

Even if he’s on the couch.


Yeah, I probably should let him bring it on the couch (and I don’t, really) but when it’s just a little corner like that….how can you say “no” to that face?

Jeb also has a pet rock. Well, “pet” may be a little loose. But it’s his rock.

He sleeps with it. He carries it around the house. If I throw it outside, 30 minutes later it’s magically reappeared in the living room.

It’s Jeb’s rock.

And sometimes he likes to play with it.

He is a good independent player (unlike his brother) and so it’s not at all unusual to see him dragging his toy bed as he runs through the house trying to flip it over his head, or bouncing a ball on his own just so he can chase it (not catch it, he doesn’t catch).

He also likes to “play” with his rock, trying to bounce it like a ball.

You wouldn’t think it would work out too well….

But I guess it’s good enough for him.

Needless to say, we haven’t purchase real toys for them in months.


  1. I have never heard of a dog with a toy rock...I love Jeb!!!

  2. I used to have a dog that played with his special rock the same way. We ended up packing it and moving it because we couldn't bear to see him looking for it if we left it behind.

  3. Jeb is awesome!!! It is amazing what animals become attached to. :)

  4. Love Love Love this story. You have tomove and vacation and Everything with this Rock, K! Awesome story!


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