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Have You Seen This? Dogs favorite toy comes to life
What would your dog do if its favorite toy became large as life? - photo by Martha Ostergar
DOG HEAVEN If your dog has a favorite toy then you know what sort of crazy bond that can be. Sometimes its downright freakish.

Indeed, there are instances to be found all over the internet of dogs that play, sleep and eat with their favorite toys. But what would your dog do if its favorite toy grew 10 times in size then came to life?

For most dogs (and Id wager all humans), a large, animated toy is probably the stuff of horror movies and nightmares. Not so for the golden retriever Jolene.

Jolenes favorite toy just happens to be a stuffed Gumby doll, so it was easy for owner Emily Crisp to purchase a full-sized Gumby suit to treat her sweet dog to this surprise. In the video, Jolene only hesitates for a few moments when Gumby appears, then she goes wild with joy.

Sure, the excitement might be because she recognizes who is in the suit, but Id like to draw your attention to the other dog in the video. The black pup is a little excited about the situation, but it seems more confused than delighted by the big green thing in the living room. Meanwhile, Jolene looks like shes basically trying to absorb life-sized Gumby into her body so they will never be apart.

I wont say its exactly as heartwarming and sweet as the military homecoming dog videos that make you bawl like a baby if you watch too many in a row, but its a close second.

You can see more of Jolene and some of her dog friends on Emily Crisps Instagram.