And maybe a surprise for Miss Abby.
She'll usually pile some of them up on one of her beds to sleep with her. Usually her favorites - Angry bird, Mr. Gator and the little red dog that her fella Frankie (and his wonderful family) sent her.
It was the middle of the night and I awoke to her toenails on the hardwood. I then hear a snuffing sound, but I figured she was just grabbing another boy from the big box they go into when I vacuum, which I'd done earlier. But it sounded like it was the dining room where my briefcase was, not the living room where the box is. Oh well, she's just snooting around, I thought as I went back to sleep.
In the morning there was a surprise on her bed. She'd snagged the puffy bag of beef jerky out of my briefcase. She didn't try and gnaw it open, thinking perhaps it was just a really tasty smelling stuffed toy.
I was just keeping your bed warm until you came back.