I feel kinda used now that I realize that I've been wasting my money buying toys for the flirtpole!! And toys are never cheap! Yesterday Rudi got the toy off the end of the flirtpole and she was attempting to destroy it so i put it up high and forgot to take it in with the flirtpole when we were done. Today when I went out to play flirtpole again, it was just the rope and not any toys. The dogs were going bonkers as usual jumping and screaming and acting all ridiculous. So as a joke I was flirting it around with no toy, and they went NUTS! They'd catch the rope and then play some tug of war with it and fling it around.. they had a good ol' time with .. just the rope. My babies are dummies or something!