Sometimes I have a little helper in my craft room. His name is Jean Luc and he is a French Bulldog. Although pretty quiet he usually doesn't bother too much but on occasion being the quick puppy he is, Jean Luc will pilfer through my fabric stash when my back is turned. He was very interested in this little flannel remnant.
If you look closely you can see little teeth marks on the wrapper. Instead of fussing at him I thought I would go ahead and sew a toy since he would not leave it alone. Now he is a playful puppy but until I made this he would not fetch anything and bring it back. I have tried every kind of bone, ball and stuffed animal but he would only stare at me when I threw them around our house. That is not a problem anymore.
As you can see he loves carrying it around. I think because it is not round, his little flat face can grab it better. It also bounces really well and slides across our hardwood floors effortlessly. It is a lot of fun playing toss and fetch now.
The small points on the ends are a perfect size for him to grab and chew also. This is great stimulation for him and keeps him busy.
It looks like he's on guard and daring me to grab it. If you would like to sew a Puppy Pinwheel Toy for your friend, just click on the link below to download the pattern. I know your dog will love it! I hope you have enjoyed this post, pass on what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone "like Jean Luc" will appreciate your hard work!
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift