Having a good time has nothing to do with your age. This dog demonstrates that on a daily basis because, despite her advanced age, she still loves the same activities she did when she was a puppy.
Tessa’s name is Tessa, and her age of 20 does not prevent her from reverting to old habits, such as defending her family. Another thing she would not give up is her affection for her favorite cuddly toy: a plush banana with which she enjoys cuddling. She adores her cuddly toy so much that she does not trade it for anything and tells everyone how much she adores it.
They’ve been inseparable since she met this cuddly toy about five years ago. According to her mother, Shanna Loren, who purchased the toy after another dog destroyed Tessa’s favorite toy, she prefers the banana more than anything else in life. “I spotted it in a pet store sale basket, but I realized it was the same size as the toys she enjoys. “She took the banana the moment I gave it to her,” Loren told The Dodo.
When they have visitors, her mother shows them her toy so that the newcomers can enjoy it for a few seconds as well. “She needs people to say anything before they leaving. And when she leaves, she puts it on the best bed she can find,” she said. And, considering her age and some hearing loss, she would not stop kissing her toy banana until the end of her days.
“We ask the visitors to inform her that they saw her banana so she can rest. She has never treated it as a ‘toy.’ It’s her prized possession, and it’s her life,” the mother added. She’s 20 years old, but she’s a puppy on the inside.