In our own family, we've noticed that the "keeper of the toys" tends to be the pack leader, or dominant sibling. Isn't it great how two sister dogs understand perfectly that younger Sis can have no toys in her bed, while older Sis settles in like a hen on a half a dozen little fuzzy toys in hers. Dog behaviorists advise us to resist the impulse to even things out, as interfering with the puppy pecking order is when the real trouble begins. The girls are perfectly happy with an arrangement that works for them. When it's playtime, they share and share alike.
Our slightly obsessive Border Collie-Lab mix just has to play their songs over and over and over and over again. He never quite understands how we get crazy from the repetition of his singular playlist.
I guess that beats the throwaway mentality that some kids get when there are just too many gifts to play with.
The Toy Story toys would love our dogs. They love their buddies no less when their cute plush
faces are disfigured from being gnawed and their bodies are reduced to a bag of rags. After all the fun they've had together, they probably love them even more.
The culture of dogs -
there's always something to learn from it.