My Chi is 8 yrs. old her sock cow is her favorite toy. She plays with and brings it to bed as well. She has has 2 of them in her 8 years. My daughter's St. Bernard has been living with us and has made it her favorite toy too. She will be taking this one to Germany in June and I'll be getting cow - cow #3 will be on it's way. Love watching them get so much pleasure from her sock cows.