Just when I told my mom it seemed safe to start getting the dogs stuffed animals again........
How funny! My golden Meg had her "bunny" from the time she was a teenager and had outgrown tearing up toys. My mom's dog Leonard grooms all his toys with his teeth, like biting imaginary fleas lol. Some of my cats who were bottle fed will "nurse" on a blanket or stuffed animal or shirt. Many animals who didn't nurse enough as babies will suck on a blanket or such. Maybe Ruthe didn't stay with her mom long enough. I'm sure you have a picture of her and Ducky to share.LOL! They certainly seem to have enjoyed themselves! There ain't nothin' like a soft toy!
My Ruthe has a big soft toy called Ducky, she has only had two versions since she was a puppy...when she is tired or over excited she takes Ducky, gives her a good shake and starts to suck her fur. Doing that puts Ruthe in a semi trance. Ruthe will be 14 in June, so she has taken good care of Ducky!