When Marley was shopping with his mom, Hayley Martin, he came across a strawberry toy. At that moment, he instantly fell in love. Marley picked it out himself and made it clear to Hayley that he needed it. So, Hayley bought the toy, and since then, it became Marley’s favorite.
The strawberry toy meant so much to Marley. He constantly played and doted on it for over a year. However, it got too worn to a point wherein Hayley needed to throw it away. Hayley said that she had to let it go when it got soaked and covered in mud. Washing the toy could no longer save it.
This might be a long shot ! But do any of your stores AT ALL have one or a few of these discontinued strawberry dog toys…
Hayley immediately started to look for a new strawberry toy. But, she got devastated upon learning that it had already been discontinued. Marley is a service dog for those in the autism spectrum. He also helps his mom every day.
Because of that, Hayley desperately wanted to get the strawberry toy to make Marley happy in return. She started posting online and asking if anyone knew how she could get one. Luckily, one of the managers from the store that sold the toy came across Hayley’s post. She immediately got in touch with Hayley and said that she could send two of them.
Hayley was so thrilled about the good news. When the package arrived, Hayley opened it excitedly and expected to find two strawberry toys. However, instead of two, she saw 20 of them inside. Hayley and Marley could not believe what they saw.
Hayley said that Marley did not know what to do. Although he was super excited, he was very gentle. Marley went through each of the strawberry toys for an hour. He gave each of them a nudge for them to squeak.
Marley could not be happier now that he has 20 of his favorite strawberry toy. Hayley is equally delighted that, from now on, her dog would never have to be without his most cherished toy again. For Hayley, giving Marley the things that make him happy is the least she could do for someone who does so much for her.
Credit: Hayley Martin