Okay maybe not, but the timing is still suspicious. Up until Friday, Cad's had basically zero interest in balls or squeaks. I posted as such on his SS likes&dislikes. I made this FB post the other week Obviously this is currently his actual favourite toy On Friday he played tuggy-fetch outside with the ballpig. This is a breakthrough in itself, as I've been trying to get him to see the value in playing with toys outside all summer. Now he's insisting on the same game every evening inside, where (because pig-shaped and not a spherical ball) it bounces off the vinyl in unexpected directions. I would quite like to build on this new direction of toy interest by getting him a ball on a rope, since that feels easier for the tuggy part of play than where my fingers are currently having to be. But I can't find any Cad's-mouth-size ones! Can anyone point me at smol-dog-size balls on ropes?