I free montioned a couple of goofy eyes (buttons just aren't safe enough), used recycled rice bags for 'stuffing' and joined everthing with raw edges. The main body is a brown, heavy weight cotton and the paws are a home dec weight cotton. I don't think it will be incredibly washable. Alex and the girls don't know what to do with it but they know that they want what ever the others have. I'll make sure it goes with them when Paul and I trade dogs next time to see if it can withstand some time with them and my son's roommate's dog for a week or so.
My guess is that it will last a few hours and then I will need to go back to the drawing board for another approach. I'll let you know.