Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tanner's take on toys

Tanner has some interesting tastes when it comes to toys. The truth is, he is not very picky. If he can pick it up, he will play with it.

Here are two pictures of Tanner playing with his baby doll. I really don't know how it came to be but he unearthed this from the garden. He loved to carry his baby doll around, it was a favorite but it didn't last long.

He does have other favorites. In the house, he likes shoes and paper. Here is a picture of what happened when I took my eye off him for less than 5 minutes. There was no damage since it really was less than 5 minutes!

Outside he prefers light weight things. I did not take pictures of the plastic pots, the discarded beer can (I have no idea where it came from) or the many pieces of sod I discovered him playing with. I guess it isn't a surprise since his mom's favorite toy is a plastic water bottle with some rocks inside. She will even jump into a pond to retrieve it!

He loves to chew on wood and also loves to pull trophies out of the pile of small branches in the corner of the yard. Weeds that I have pulled also make great trophies.

Generally, the lighter the toy the better. He loves to find something lightweight, pick it up and then run circuits around the yard with it. Old 4 inch plastic pots often make it in through the dog door too. Not what I want him playing with but he does have a mind of his own! As you can see, I have purchased plenty of appropriate, safe and costly toys for him to play with.

He still prefers the plastic pots and last year's corn stalks!


BrittBeah said...

You give a kid and expensive toy and the kid throws the toy to the side and plays with the box it came in. lol

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Love that toy motivation!


Anonymous said...

I got a dog door years ago and it was one of the best investments I ever made. Pet Doors give you and your dog the freedom he deserves.

Hiking Hounds said...

Great photos! Zephyr loves shoes too. He doesn't really chew them, just plays with them. :-)