Katie and Kath and Emma gave Mr. Dog to Ava when she was only a few months old. Within a short time Mr. Dog became Ava's "must have" for napping. He soon graduated to going pretty much everywhere with her - no matter what Ava is doing, Mr. Dog is always within reach. He is with her for every nap, every car ride and every stroller ride. She carries him everywhere and if her arms are full, well she just carries him in her mouth (clever girl!). She is grief-stricken when he goes into the wash and has an absolute party when he makes it from the dryer back into her arms again. God help us if we ever lose him. Whenever we go anywhere, we have to do a Mr. Dog check before our departure.