As regular 9 Dogs readers will remember, Polly's One True Love was her stuffed white squirrel. Mr. Squirrel has had several incarnations (and, sad to say, gory deaths). About 2 years ago, I obtained 2 Mr. Squirrels for Polly, gave her one, stored the other, and promptly forgot where the extra squirrel was stored. Last week when I was rifling through a storage closet for a box of Epsom Salts, I found the last Mr. Squirrel, still in his plastic bag. Since the only dogs in the house at that moment were Polly, Georgie, and Patch, I felt it was safe to give Mr. Squirrel to Polly.
Patch tried to join the reunion party, but Polly only had eyes (an mouth) for Mr. Squirrel.