We told them we had a present for them that couldn't wait. Howard and Serena came in carrying the box and whispering. The comment was heard repeatedly "He's asleep, don't wake him!" Can't you see the worry in their bodies?
Here is the box, with breathing holes.
When they realized it was "breathing!"
Further exploration and laughter.
We got them! It is a beagle, a Perfect Petzzz, that we saw in a truck stop in Omaha. It is fur covered, and has a battery run bellows, so it looks as if the "pet" is breathing. There is a faint rhythmic sound, as if he is breathing. Lots of laughter from all of us!