Dog Refuses To Go Anywhere Without His Look-A-Like Stuffed Animal That He Grew Up With.
It’s not uncommon for children to become very attached to stuffed animals that loved ones have gotten for them. Oftentimes, kids won’t go anywhere without their favorite toy, and some aren’t even able to fall asleep unless their toy is in their arms.
The same goes for Barley, a one-year-old Golden Retriever living in Amsterdam, who refuses to go anywhere without his stuffed dog Fluffy.
Barley’s owner, Zita Butler, bought the stuffed toy for Barley when they first adopted him as a sort of welcome to your new home gift.
Butler hoped Barley would like his new toy, but she had no idea just how much he would actually like it. Wherever Barley is, Fluffy is right there with him. Whether it’s walking around the house or going for a walk outside, Barley has Fluffy in his mouth.
At the time, Butler hoped that the toy would help Barley settle in and that he’d like it – but she wasn’t prepared for just how much Barley would take to Fluffy. He refuses to do anything – be it walking around the house or hanging outside – without taking Fluffy in his mouth.
Barley and Fluffy are inseparable to the point where people in the neighborhood now recognize and love the iconic duo and even snap photos of them when they see them on their walks.
Fluffy even looks identical to Barley, so it almost looks like Barley is carrying around his own actual baby.
Besides being a very sweet and affectionate dog, Butler describes Barley as an “attention seeker,” “a bit goofy,” and a “real explorer.”