I thought I'd share a bit of tongue-in-cheek wisdom about German Shepherds and the way they view things. It's actually pretty accurate for our girl, Freki. The following chart is a fair idea of how things are here.
I don't remember who sent me this, but my thanks to the originator, whoever it may be!
They have a large basket of toys, more 'on rotation' in the closet, and a pile waiting to be mended. Yet, Freki plays with Wilson (and yes, she knows which toy Wilson is) with another toy in her mouth, and can sleep on top of several at a time. As far as she's concerned, they are all hers. Rule number 4 comes into play a lot around here.
I have to say, rule 10 above is incorrect. It should read, "If it's broken, mom will throw it away and Freki will pine for it."
Until Ben goes and gets another toy. Back to rule 4.