Strangely, the doll came to life and actually started to rob liquor stores of beer and cigarettes. It also has the power to turn back into a stuffed animal when it wants too, mainly to hide from the cops.
The Doll dissapeared from the strip, except for one more appearance asking a couple for booze on Halloween.
Behind The Scenes
The Danny Donkey Doll was intended to created an Anti-Hobbes (The tiger in "Calvin And Hobbes" that was a stuffed animal to everyone else, except Calvin), but it didn't catch on. Stephan Pastis now only uses him as a character in Rat's books.
The storyline was suppost to be a week along, but Stephan's syndicate was worried the storyline was too "edgy".