Little Buster Bolfig Borghese just loves his sock monkey, acts almost like a security blank like for children. He only seems to like soft stuffed animals with squeakers. And has been through many, overtime from play and chewing hard on them. But I think he loves Sock Monkey, except for once in a while his little giraffe. Sock Monkey has been around for some time, and Buster takes it where ever he goes.
Truth be told he has two sock monkeys. My favorite carton character is Woodstock. I got him one of those also to play with. Doesn't want anything to do with Woodstock. I figure he believes the bird already belongs to another dog! Sock Monkey Jr usually stays in his dog bed.
One time he even tried to carry it for one of his walks. But I grabbed it quick. His interests would subside quick once he encounters his dog friends. But it's always present on car errands and trips.
But at the end of the day can you really begrudge the dog anything with those lovely bourbon soaked colored eyes and wet nose?