At some point, I bought three cat toys that were "birds" made of felt, with a feather or two, and the usual white polyester stuffing. They have rotated around with other toys as not particularly favorite UNTIL one of them starts losing the stuffing. THEN it becomes the favorite toy.
There was a blue one that got down to a mere scrap that I was finally successful in throwing away (Bella particularly likes to check the bedroom trash can to see if any of her toys are in there, no matter what shape they are in). Now the orange one is going the same way.
I guess the old saying is true, that you don't know what you've got until it's (almost) gone.
It's a misty, cool day here. Good day for a nap with your favorite lovey.