I got this little jingle bell ball on impluse. Gilby LOVES it!! He will go get it and then bring it to where I am sitting, drop it, and then bark. He is inviting me to play. My job is to throw it for him.
Because it has a jingle bell, he can hear it, and he follows the sound of it. He will play fetch with his other toys (squeeky stuffed ones, plastic bottle caps, and tennis balls with ropes), but he can't hear them. And, if he is not paying attention he is not sure where to go to retreive it. This, on the other hand, can be heard as long as it is moving which is great.
I can sit on the couch and throw it into his crate, the bathroom, the study, the kitchen, or even my bedroom (if I bounce it just right). He without fail will return it to me.
It is just too cute to watch him prance, jump, and run. Oh how me makes me smile!! :)