You surprised me again. A creature like that would sure come in handy if you accidentally spill something on the floor, like a big jug of sticky, pulpy 2 litre orange juice that happened to me this morning. You have an awesome imagination.
Author's Response: I can't take credit for the Coddleflop, it's from Ricky Gervais' Flanimal books. I was just browsing my copy before I started writing for the prompt and when I needed to decide what the thing in the archives was, the Coddleflop came to mind. It's just what Ianto needs. If Flanimals exist anywhere, they can be found at Torchwood. Sounds like you could have used one too. Thank you.