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I’m looking for a 70’s Napper the talking dog made by Mattel that is still in working condition. He would say phrases such as ”I’m lonely”, ”Ruff, Ruff, Ruff”, and some others.
I had one of these dogs. I was born in 1979 and was told I got him when I was born. I called him “Snapper”, I guess because when he said, “My name is Napper,” it sounded like “Snapper” to me. I had to have him with me all the time. I couldn’t sleep without him. As I got older his voice box broke, and my mom tried to find a replacement everywhere. One time when I was at school my dad took out his broken parts. When I came home I freaked out, dug all the broken parts out of the trash, put them back in and sewed him up. I was already in Junior High when this happened. When I went away to college I still slept with him.
My boyfriend made fun of me and told me I needed to “Grow up and put that old thing away.” I sadly put him away. We got married (because I got pregnant) and quickly divorced. I moved out, but couldn’t take the hope chest. When I came for it, he had sabotaged me by taking and destroying many important things to me, including “Snapper”.
I am in tears right now just finding a picture of him. I would do anything to have him back, but if there was a way to get one at all I would love for someone to let me know.
Thanks and good luck to all you other lovers of “Napper”.
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Searching for a toy – Originally posted Thursday – 06/02/2011