My Great Grandmother on my dad's side (Julianna's Great Great Grandma) made this little knitted bunny for me when I was a baby. This bunny is about 40 years old. I forgot all about him, until we had Julianna, and my mom found him and gave it to us for Julianna.
Bunny was in bad shape, pretty dirty from years of sitting around in some box or shelf... so I threw him in the wash, and sure enough, he came out quite clean. Clean enough for me! Now, the wizened bunny sits with the rest of Julianna's stuffed animals that watch over her while she sleeps. Julianna does like to play with him too & she holds him by his ears.... of course.