Last night Charli had to survive without Puppy No-Eyes. We were at a friends place (a few houses away from ours) and when it was time to leave, Puppy was nowhere to be found. Charli couldn't remember where she left him and 3 people searching everywhere for at least half an hour couldn't turn him out. I even went home and looked for him but couldn't find him anywhere. Eventually I just told Charli that she would have to go without him until the next morning as it was too dark to search properly.
The whole drama is that Charli has had Puppy No-Eyes for nearly 4 years and has not gone through a night without him and has never lost him. She sucks her thumb, but only when she has Puppy, no Puppy, no sucking the thumb. The biggest problem was that she lulled me into a false sense of security. Charli went off to sleep without any dramas and really quickly. Then when I was almost asleep, she woke up crying and nothing could calm her, she cried hysterically for about half an hour before she went back to sleep. She woke up at about 8am which is early for her and then asked me every 10 minutes if we could go and look for Puppy yet.
At about 1pm we headed over to our friends who had already located Puppy in the front yard near the mud hole the girls were playing in the night before and Charli did not let him go for the rest of the day.
That was a close call.