Mojito the Golden Has a Slight Obsession with Toys at Bedtime

Posted by TF Oren
All photos by Kim Downie/Instagram

We all have our weaknesses. 

For some, it's shoes, or clothes. For others, techy gadgets. For Mojito, it's toys. Lots and lots of toys.

Mojito, a three-year-old Golden Retriever who recently became a therapy dog, has a serious toy collection.

"Mojito has tons of toys...way too many," says her mom Kim Downie.

"She insists on picking one out every time we go to the store and of course BarkBox sends her new toys every month."

Mojito keeps herself amused with her toys all day long. Sometimes, if she's feeling generous, she'll even let her kitty cat pal, Vader, in on the fun.

But it's not Mojito's daytime fondness for toys that makes her so unique. It's her bedtime routine.

Every night when it's time to go to bed, Mojito combs through her huge toy collection with purpose, and a clear goal in mind.

"She does it when she has to go to bed early with me, almost like she needs a toy to keep her entertained," says Downie.

"She is very specific about what she chooses to take to bed. She will search the house and empty her toy boxes until she finds whatever one she is looking for."

In the morning, Mojito is just as purposeful when it comes to choosing what toys come downstairs, and when.

Mojito knows which toys she wants left upstairs, and which ones she wants to take down.

"If we move them back downstairs, she will carry them right back up," says Downie.

According to her mom, Mojito established her bedtime toy routine about a year and a half ago, and is still going strong.

Mojito's mom and dad like to keep a photographic record of her nightly toy choices. You can follow along on Mojito's Instagram account.

All photos by Kim Downie/Instagram.

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Mojito the Golden Has a Slight Obsession with Toys at Bedtime