Shango's never been one for toys. I, of course, would spoil him with various stuffed animals and chew toys that he would pick and nip at, but never really play with.
Today though, that all changed. I take him to a baseball field every morning near my apartment where I let him off the lease to run free. It's fenced in and he loves the freedom so it's a great way to bond with him, while allowing him some freedom to run. I saw him eye something in the grass today that I thought would be some scrap of food or other exciting thing for a basenji, but when his head came up he had a baseball in his mouth that must have been left over from a previous practice.
Boy does he LOVE that baseball! He brought it back to me, almost as if to say "Dad, look what I found!" and we played with it for a good half hour, throwing it and chewing it, he even played catch! It was so funny.
It's just a little moment that makes me smile, I know you all will understand. Seeing our pups find something they enjoy so much, no matter how simple it is.
For Shango, he doesn't need expensive toys from the petstore, he just wants to play with an old, hard-hit baseball