His blue toy is a fairly new one. He had an eggplant dog toy he loved so much, but his love destroyed it too quickly. My husband and I decided to get a more durable toy for him, and we did. Maybe because of its durability or the non-realistic shape, he lost his interest fast. But still, he kindly plays with it when I offer a tug or fetch with it. I wonder if he was dreaming about playing with the toy.