Rusty, my chocolate Labrador, has a stuffed duck that he adores. He carries it around, tosses it in the air and catches it, brings it to me for playtime. He has had this duck for over six months now. The "quacker" in it still works. It has been washed a couple of times.
Earlier this week I noticed that it has a hole that needed repaired.
He is very happy that duck remains around for more playtime.