We now know this is a Kamar brand donkey.
What a wonderful site. I am inspired to tell you my story. I am a child at heart, even though I’m 34 years old. Stuffed animals were my refuge from the pains of childhood. They were the friends I never had in real life. I lost my best “friend” in 1979 when I was 5.
My stuffed animal “lovie” was named Donkey Hoatie. Like Don Quixote, but simplified by my sister Laurel for my 5 year old kid mind.
He was a Christmas gift in 1978. I lost him at the Manx Hotel in San Fransisco- we gave him a bath and hung him up on the towel bar to dry. I forgot to pack him in the suitcase. I have no pictures, but remember him vividly- I’m constantly describing him to my girlfriend who has looked all over to replace him for me. No luck.
I think he was about 6-7 inches tall. He was a donkey or horse but standing as if he were a person- sort of. He was orange with a white tummy and mane. His ears stood straight up maybe with wire in them. He had a red hat maybe and was wearing a vest. He had a big snout which was also white at the front. I think he had brown pants.
I would like very much to find out who made this animal. With the hope I could find him again. Do you think you could find him or may know of others who may know? I would like my old friend back again.
Thank You! Sincerely
Here’s GT’s original drawing we had posted. He did a great job of rendering a lovie he hadn’t seen for almost 30 years , didn’t he!
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Originally posted 10/17/2008