Ambrosia Hino left a stuffed dog behind by accident at a hotel at 8(?) - we had to have it mailed to us so she could sleep. I think it was a "Pound Puppy" and you could no longer buy them.
She loaned it to her baby brother while he was sick when he was about three or so...no more in the stores and he absolutely fell in love with the thing.
I went looking and found one - at a store with a play area (quilt, crafting supplies, and framing shop). The owner's not-so-dear-husband asked for a divorce and she had to sell the business. I bought the Pound Puppy (not quite the same color) immediately...she has hers and his is somewhere, still packed since the move in 2005 (he was almost twelve and hadn't slept with it for years, but it got a lot of use when he was younger)!
I am not allowed to get rid of it when I find it because it might be needed for a grandbaby...."it's traditional to sleep with Pound Puppy".