This is going to be a weird post...I think I brought a cursed toy into my house
Today, I stopped by a pet store and bought a new toy for Dio. He tore up a few recently, so I decided on one that looked durable. When I offered him the new toy, he ran off whining... It isn't too different from some of the other toys we have, so this was pretty unusual (same squeak sound, same texture, etc.). After a couple minutes of Dio barking and whining at the toy, I put it on top of the fridge.
Before bed, I decided to offer it to him again and it was just as scary as the first time! I tried tossing it, and he fetched, but instead of bringing it to me, took it to the furthest room and sat there watching it! He didn't squeak it once, just carried it away, set it down, and sat staring at it like it may jump at him!
So now, we're upstairs getting ready for bed and suddenly Dio runs back downstairs to sit here and stare at the toy!
This behavior is just so out of the normal for him I'm still shocked! I'm just going to get rid of it. It is terrorizing Dio and I've seen enough horror movies to know how this ends...