My dog (one of my THREE dogs!) LOVES sticks! She looks just like the dog in the picture! She has a pile of "special" sticks right outside the basement door...and when she goes out, the first thing that she does is grab a stick. She carries it around the yard and will eventually drop it when she wants to sniff something interesting and walk around..but she almost always goes back for it. When the snow is deep, it's fun watching her try to figure out where she left the stick..she'll stick her whole head down in the snow!