Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Express Yourself: Beloved Toys

The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.

The question for this week is: Did you have a beloved toy growing up? What was it?

I did have a beloved toy growing up.  In fact, I still have him.  I would show you a picture, but he's in rough shape.  A little too rough for such a public display. He's a stuffed dog, and his name is Puppy.  Yes, two-year-old me was so creative with names!  He was a gift from one of my parents' friends.

Over the years, he's been chewed on, barfed on, slept on, stepped on, and he even took a nice swim in the lake once.  I accidentally dropped him when we were canoeing, and my mom swam out to retrieve him for me.  Honestly, it's amazing he hasn't completely disintegrated by now.

Thank you, Puppy.  You chased away my nightmares, and you endured treatment that no toy should ever have to tolerate.  You've been a wonderful and loyal stuffed doggy.

Did you have a beloved childhood toy?


  1. I still have my talking Teddy bear from when I was a kid.

  2. Wow L.G. that's amazing. I'd give anything to have my Raggedy Ann & Andy back. I don't even remember what happened to them. :( It's beautiful that you can still have your beloved puppy nearby. Have a fantastic day! ((Hugs)) Eva