Tessa is a little puppy that adores her mother, but she cannot be compared to her stuffed banana; she is content when she snuggles with her toy, even though it is simply made of fabric and filling; it is her most prized item.
Shanna Loren, Tessa’s adoptive mother, purchased the unusual toy for her five years ago when another dog adopted by her broke Tessa’s favorite toy.
Shanna stated to The Dodo:
“I discovered it in a bin at a pet store but knew it was the size of the toys she loves; she seized the banana the instant I presented it to her.”
Tessa does not let old age or her hearing loss get in the way of her goals, her mother also comments:
“We ask guests to tell her they saw her banana so she can lay back, it’s funny now that she’s deaf that our friends yell at her, ‘I LIKE YOUR BANANA, TESSA!'”
Tessa does not allow her age or hearing loss stand in the way of her ambitions, as her mother observes:
“We want people to inform her that they spotted her banana so she can relax; it’s interesting now that she’s deaf that our friends shout at her, ‘I LIKE YOUR BANANA, TESSA!'”