This is Harvey’s favorite toy, this little purple ball we call “ball.” It used to flash rainbow lights when bounced. It doesn’t any more. Harvey doesn’t care. He loves it.
Harvey has other balls, but this is his favorite. He even has a larger version of “ball,” purple and spikey, but he prefers smaller “ball.”
If it rolls under a piece of furniture where he cannot get it, he will cry non-stop until we get it for him. It rolls under the furniture a lot. Sometimes, we think he does it on purpose.
He will play with other things but, eventually, he will decide he wants “ball” and will begin looking for it. He grows more frantic the longer it takes to find it. If we don’t stop to help him look for it, he will jump onto our chest and paw at us until we get up and find it for him.
For fear that it will eventually be ruined from so much play, or lost somehow, we searched the Internet for more of these and found them, so we ordered 10 more. Some blue, some green and some purple; and the flashing lights work in all of these.
Even though we put one new one out, Harvey wants his original ball and will cry for it if it is taken away, even if we give him an identical purple ball.
This is Harvey’s favorite ball, “ball” and if the day comes it is lost or destroyed, he will be inconsolable.