I have this black lab ornament. We originally got it when we had a black lab but it it looks just like my parents' dog, Molly. Ellie calls it "Molly". Anway, Ellie was looking at "Molly" yesterday and took her off the tree. I said "Ellie, put her back. I think Molly was happy on the tree."
Ellie stares me down and says "Mom, she not real. She doesn't have feelings".
I think they are smarter than I am.