Big Puppy was a purchase made by my lovely husband who insisted the boys needed it. And let me say this wasn't a spur of the moment buy. He actively went looking for a huge stuffed animal that we would then, somehow, have to get back to Nunavut. My mom ended up mailing back to us it after we left NB so I have no idea how much it cost to send. I'm guessing it may have been more than we paid for the dog itself. Having said that, O loves him and it's made a really cute prop for Isaac's one month photos.