Top positive review
123 people found this helpful
on November 29, 2013
My goodness; my brother bought me one of these for Christmas in 2012 as a gift for my dog. My dog is a toy lover, but when he realized Mr. Bill also talked when he was bitten, he fell in love. Mr. Bill has been his favorite toy ever since, in spite of the fact that he stopped saying "oh nooo" after about 2 days. It felt like the sound box came apart but there's no way to fix it without cutting the doll open. Regardless of the lack of sound, Roscoe carried Bill everywhere and put him through many doggy ER operations. Alas, doggy-medicine failed to save Bill's internal organs. He lasted about 6 months but was definitely worth every penny. Even without any stuffing, I kept the doll because Roscoe kept crying at the trash can when I tried to throw him away. Your dog will love one.
Update: Mr. Bill #2 had a shorter lifespan than Bill #1, but it may have been due to holiday stress. He now joins Bill #1's lifeless body on the shelf. Roscoe has mel been experimenting on Mr. Bill #3 for about 6 weeks, destroying moderately. Basically, I've come to find that each Bill doll's lifespan is going to be dependent on the dog, so if you're really interested in a long lasting toy, this may not be the one for you.
To help put the toy's size into perspective (and also to show just how attached my dog has become to Mr. Bill), I have uploaded a picture of Bill and doggy cuddling; it can be found in the Customer Images section on the right side of the product page alongside several other photos from very happy Bill owners.