Every time Mia is headed inside the house she casually grabs something to bring with her, usually a stick or leaf. Just when you think she didn't snatch something up to bring with her this time you realize there is some small piece of something in her mouth that she did indeed scoop up. Mia, I don't want the great outdoors inside my house! Drop that leaf before you come in.
When Mia is on her way outside she will often grab a toy to take with her. If she is headed out to do her business she will drop the toy as soon as she steps out onto the porch, but she feels the need to bring it with her.
Mia decided the big green snake toy must go with her on her way out to do her business, so naturally she dropped it on the porch after she walked out the door. Later the same day Bruno was walking inside after doing his business but when the door opened for him to come in he paused, turned and looked at the big green snake toy, and picked it up. He carried it inside the house and dropped it onto the floor right inside the door and proceeded to the dog bed for his late morning nap. He was not in a playful toy mood, so he was not getting the toy to play. He had looked at it the way a person might look at a sink full of dishes before they wash them. He simply decided it belonged in the house. Good boy Bruno! I didn't know you had it in you to do something like that!