This is Daddy Dog. He’s been in R’s life for around three to four years and he is without a doubt her favourite toy.
Daddy Dog comes everywhere with us and he rarely leaves R’s side. She sleeps with him every night.
He’s been through the washing machine more times than I care to remember and I’ve sewn his ear back on twice. I’ve also sewn his side up a few times too so it’s fair to say that he’s been well loved!
As you can imagine when we recently lost Daddy Dog, it was a pretty stressful time!
My husband had spent the day putting the girls new trampoline together which meant that the girls and I spent the majority of the day in the garden. Daddy dog rarely entered our mind.
That was until tea time when R asked us where he was.
We searched the house up and down. Looked in every room, cupboard and drawer. I even looked in the fridge and freezer!
He wasn’t in the wardrobe or in the porch. He wasn’t behind the door, in the garden or in the bathroom.
This is where he was…
Can you see him? Look closely at the treehouse toy…
There he was stuffed inside R’s treehouse toy! We must have walked past him so many times and yet it was only when I was raiding the toy box that I remembered witnessing R stuffing him into the same place the day before.
R was almost on the verge of tears, as was I! My husband repeatedly said, “If we don’t find him, it’ll be a nightmare!”
I can’t imagine how R would have been if he’d been lost for good. He goes everywhere with her!
Have you ever come close to leaving your child’s favourite toy? I’m tempted to fit him with a tracking device from now on!