My dog Malcolm had a small (20 cm) stuffed elephant. He would bring it to the door when I arrived home or bring it and show it to visitors. He would put it in the middle of a cushion on the floor and make sure it was safe.
caninecritics, my son's dog-really ours now-loves a very annoying toy. It's a dog itself and barks the same 'tune' 3 times before shutting up. "BARK BARK BARK...BARK BARK BARK...BARK BARK BARK!!!" The dog never lets this thing rest and we end up putting it up on the refrigerator for days at a time.