I’ve discontinued this search, because I can no longer contact Kelly. But we do have a mailing list of people looking for this Drooper!
My dad gave my mom an orange dog back in the early to mid 70’s. “Orange Dog” was given to me as a baby in 77. “OD” was chewed up by my dog when she was a puppy. All I have left is an orange shell, full of holes.
One of our wonderfully helpful readers, Cat Jane, emailed me to tell me that Orange Dog is a DAKIN DROOPER. I emailed Kelley to be sure, and she says it’s the right dog. The photo I have added was for a smaller version of the same OD.
Description: Orange Dog is a little less than 12 inches long. His head was stuffed firmly and the rest of his body and individual feet had a
bean like material nut shells in them (brown square like mini granules, unlike the white/clear circle ones today). His ears are brown and eyes were plastic and almost human like. I believe he had a ball like nose, though I apparently chewed it off as a baby.
My dad remembers buying Orange Dog in Chicago on his way home from a business trip anywhere in the time frame of 1972-1975 ish.
Any help would be greatly appreciated….I’d love to repair my destroyed orange dog, or have another to pass along to my children.
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Originally posted 12/01/2007