Nathaniel has recently laid claim to the large Eeyore that Katherine got for Christmas, and it is now his favorite sleeping and hugging buddy. He sleeps on its tummy, or next to it, with one arm around its neck. Between the two of them, the space in his crib is pretty much filled with soft and cuddly creatures. He also makes regular “visits” to his Eeyore whenever he wants a hug. Sydney, who often works on the top floor, reports that Nathaniel comes up, requests his donkey, hugs it, and then returns downstairs.