I am not sure Cow-cow is so much worn as he is loved, but he is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this week’s photo challenge. Cow-cow, who happens to be a hippo, has been Nathan’s best little buddy since he was just a couple of months old. He goes camping and swimming, he jumps in the car for road trips. He even plays hide-and-seek, and he always comes up with the best hiding spots. His blue and purple softness has faded to crunchy brown and his tail is falling apart from years of being sucked on. Nathan may be the only one who can’t fall asleep without Cow-cow, but this little stuffed hippo is just as special to the rest of us.