Minneapolis man chronicles beloved stuffed dog's journey back to New York

- Aaron Gall wasn’t about to let a little girl’s stuffed animal spend the holidays solo.

His girlfriend, Christine, has a daughter who left her stuffed dog, aptly named “I Am Dog,” at his house in Minneapolis. It’s Christmastime, and what’s a little girl in New York to do without “I Am Dog?”

Heading to the Big Apple for the holidays, Aaron packed up I Am Dog on Thursday night and he has been chronicling his tour of the country.

Friday, 1:35 p.m.

Aaron and I Am Dog are still en route on the train as of this writing, stay tuned for more photos from their adventure.

I Am Dog was initially skeptical about boarding the train, but he was promised a nice meal at his next stop, so he obliged.

Friday, 10:27 p.m.

Aaron and I Am Dog are making a pit stop in Philadelphia to see a friend, and she invited the pair to see a big musical in town. On a side note, her husband was in a few episodes of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Saturday, 10:12 a.m.

Aaron and I Am Dog enjoyed a bachelor breakfast and went off to put in a few hours at a local coffee shop to pay for the trip. They attempted to snag a little construction work, I Am Dog loves digging, after all, but it turned out being a barista wasn't so bad, even without opposable thumbs.

I Am Dog tried to donate himself to the Salvation Army -- charity organizations are near and dear to his heart. The little girl's mom, Aaron's girlfriend, had fallen on hard times when I Am Dog was brought into the picture. She didn't have anything to give her daughter for Christmas, but a local charity presented her with the dog, and the rest is history.


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