The soccer ball that Linda sent is badly wounded.
Cooper chewed on the soccer ball until he put a hole in it. In order to get to the squeaker he began to pull out mouthfuls of stuffing. He did not try to eat the stuffing, Cooper just wanted the squeaker.
I wish I had the camera to take a picture. Cooper had a gleam in his eyes, as he held the ball in his front paws and repeatedly pulled out bits of stuffing.
It makes me smile to see Cooper so happy. Cooper has come a long way from the scared, nervous dog that arrived in our home almost 5 months ago.