I've met lots of shiba inus. Lucy is one of the softest and velvety ones I've petted.
Lucy loves belly rubs and being petted lots. Why get a stuffed animal when you can have Lucy?
*UPDATE - 3/2/13* LUCY HAS BEEN ADOPTED!
Main Entry: Shi·ba Inu
Pronunciation: \ˈshē-bā-ˈē-nü\ : our effing dogs
Etymology: Japanese shiba-inu, from shiba brushwood + inu dog : any of a breed of small thick-coated agile dogs developed in Japan
: our effing dogs