The bags had been packed and it was time to spoil Barkley before I headed out West. However, the plush football with squeeker (squeek! squeek! squeek!) lasted about as long as a campaign promise (although, I think if you hug certain politicians they'd make the same noise).
At $2.99, after six weeks of 100+ degree heat index back in IND and not much outside play time, it was money well spent.