Lifestyle Pets Hands Off! Your Pet's Favorite Toys You can't touch this! These pets may be loving, but don't even think about coming near their most prized possessions By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 24, 2009 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 14 AMY Will work for food! Owner Keith Cannataro (mrhoni) says his beagle Amy has learned quite a trick: bringing her toys to his feet for some kibble! “Amy will sit there with the toy in her mouth and look at you waiting for you to say something,” he writes. “Then she’ll drop the toy so you will give her some food.” 02 of 14 THEODORE Stand back! Don’t even think about messing with this pup’s tennis ball: “Theodore wants to play ball – but only when he’s ready,” says mom Lisa Cheek (theodore). “Until then, he gets to keep the ball.” 03 of 14 CHUBSLEY Pug Chubsley gets playful with his favorite toy, Mr. Bang Bang. “They’re wrestling,” writes mom Nadya Schmitter (nschmitter). We’re giving Chubsley the advantage. 04 of 14 BUTTERBALL Now here’s an unusual chew toy – deer antlers! “No one is going deer hunting with Butterball around,” says owner Amanda Forsthoefel (alforst08). “She loves to play, chew and eventually curl up and fall asleep with this deer antler. Who needs string?” 05 of 14 BRUSCHI When it comes to chew toys, Bruschi’s favorite is one that’s delicious and nutritious. “He loves his Kong stuffed with peanut butter,” writes mom Kelly Lovely (InLoveBruschi). Can we have a bite? 06 of 14 CHIPPY After a long day, nothing is better than a soft hug from an old friend – or toy! “Chippy’s chillin’ after running around for 20 minutes,” writes owner Krista Zupka (1chippy). 07 of 14 YOGI Bedtime? Not yet – Yogi won’t go without his cherished plaything! “This is his favorite toy that he sleeps with every night,” says owner Debbie Krajc (krajcd55). Looks quite cozy to us! 08 of 14 BARNEY String equals fun for this kitty! “Barney loves any piece of string,” explains mom Amber Brown (barniferous). “So we decided to tie one end to our banister and the other end to his scratching post. Now, he jumps over it, crawls under it and tastes it, too!” 09 of 14 SNIPER This little guy’s name suits him quite well – he loves to sneak and pounce! “Sniper loves his frog,” writes owner Melissa Guernsey (AsheNSniper1). “He plays with it all the time and then takes a nap with it.” Sweet dreams! 10 of 14 D.D. Hey, how about sharing? “D.D. has 32 counted tennis balls that say ‘favorite toy’ all over,” laughs mom Katy Knom (KAMMDT). Guess she must be pretty good at tennis – or fetch! 11 of 14 ELVIS “Don’t even think about it,” says owner Suzi Schor (GYPZYGAL) of stealing pup Elvis’s toy. Consider yourself warned. 12 of 14 PARKER “This is my big red ball and you can’t have it,” says playful bulldog Parker. Hm, remember what mom Donna Butler (iamcamille) said about sharing? 13 of 14 SKYLAR “She has two favorites – this cow and a cat,” says owner Lina Chun (Chunli) of dog Skylar. “She just loves those ears!” How fitting! 14 of 14 MISTY Misty’s “100 percent favorite toys are her many flannel rugs,” writes mom Katy Knom (KAMMDT). “She just chews and chews until there is nothing left of them!” Who knew flannel could make such a good feast?