My 6 year old came home from school the other day raving about a kid at show and tell who brought a stuffed dog and a leash. He had to have a leash for his new puppy that he got because he let me pull one of his teeth out. (It was traumatic, and thus required some serious bribery).
We dug through the fabrics, chose a polka dot print, and we got to work. Everyone is happy and this new puppy will no longer run away.