It's pretty cool! When we first got it, Mum opened it up and recorded a little message for each of us, since one of the neat things the toy does is talk to you when you hit or bump it. The toy has a rubber outer coating, not super soft rubber, but makes it a little softer than the previous hard plastic version. But we liked it most as a great treat dispensing toy.
We had a lot of fun with it. The other night Mum fed me my dinner in the toy. And I have to say there is no way I'm going to need austin weight loss if I eat my diner from this toy every night, BOL!!! I didn't hit it hard enough for the message to play, but Gracie did when she got active and playing with it.
One of the things we liked about it is that I learned to use my nose! With most toys, I like to paw 'em, and with this toy I used my snout more to move the ball. Mum loved that I finally figured out I have a snout that can be used for more than just smellin', BOL!!!