Touching Story: A Senior Dog’s Everlasting Love for a Stuffed Banana Captivates Hearts Online! (Discover more ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡)

Tessa has always been very protective of her loved ones, and she is still the same at 20 years old.

The terrier mix adores her mother, but nothing compares to her toy banana. Itโ€™s simply padding and yellow cloth, but itโ€™s precious to Tessaโ€”and sheโ€™s making sure everyone else recognizes it as such.

Shanna Loren, Tessaโ€™s mother, purchased the banana five years ago when a dog damaged Tessaโ€™s favorite toy. Loren told The Dodo, โ€œI found it in a trash can at a pet store, but I knew it was the size of a toy she loved.โ€ โ€œShe accepted the banana as soon as I handed it to her.โ€

Tessa now proudly displays her bananas to visitors and requires that they pay homage to her favorite toy.

Loren explained, โ€œShe wants everyone to notice it before she puts it down.โ€ โ€œWhen she sets it down, she puts it in the finest bed she can find.โ€

Puppies are obstinate when it comes to bananas; donโ€™t allow their age or hearing loss get in the way of their purpose. Loren explained, โ€œWe told the people to tell her they spotted her bananas so she could lie down.โ€ โ€œItโ€™s interesting how our friends are hollering at her now that sheโ€™s deaf, โ€˜I adore your bananas, Tessa!โ€™โ€

Tessa believes that you are never too old to sleep with your favorite cuddly toy.

โ€œShe never turned it into a โ€˜toy,โ€™โ€ Loren added. โ€œItโ€™s her sole possession, and itโ€™s her life.โ€