Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Glimpse of Real Prosperity

January 14, 2014

After a month of research and looking through over 10,000 vintage teddy bears on online, I was able to find clues to reconstruct her childhood teddy bear "Whitey." Whitey was given to her as a gift during her mother's baby shower for Jess, so he is technically older than she is!

When I began this venture, Whitey was in two pieces (his head ripped off) and missing an ear, his nose, both eyes, and not to mention half of his stuffing was gone. So, I took him to the Secaucus Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital, and after a week, they were able to restore him to his original glory.

Sometimes the best things in life really do come in small packages. :)


Stagflationary Mark said...

I love her reaction when she smells her teddy bear. It takes a second for it to all click into place.

It is not just any teddy bear. It is HER teddy bear! Priceless!

Anonymous said...

Any country that can afford to have a Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital is a prosperous country...at least for some.


Stagflationary Mark said...


Yeah, but you've got to admire the thought process. At least he gave her something that really meant something to her, and not because the teddy bear had a monetary cost.

I'm sure the same thing happens on a lesser scale many times a year by parents repairing the toys of their children (with similar outcomes).

My girlfriend certainly spends time every now and then repairing dog toys. Not sure the dogs fully grasp the significance though. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, dogs may not fully grasp the underlying significance but they can sure be enthusiastic!


Stagflationary Mark said...



Our dog Cocoa is a 3-year-old 10-pound Shih Tzu. She was formerly my 90-year-old mother's dog.

In theory, Cocoa is supposed to be a lap dog, content to just lay quietly on one's lap endlessly.

In practice, Cocoa will bark at me to the point of near hyperventilation every time I come down the stairs.

In response, I exclaim, "Chinese ball!' It's her favorite toy (has a lot to do with her barking). My girlfriend then exclaims, "She's perfect for seniors!" Hahaha!

It's especially amusing since Cocoa remains whisper quiet and stationary when visitors are here. She's a shy dog and attempts to mimic a lap dog stuffed animal. The doorbell triggers this behavior. Guard dog she is not, lol.

Our 50 pound lab-mix is our lap dog (and she only barks when there are visitors). Her favorite activity is napping! Such an active breed. As a retreiver-mix, she's supposed to be a bird dog too. However, if we were to put Honey in a small room with our 5-ounce parrot Birdie, it would be Honey who would fear for her life! Seriously. Our bird is at the top of the "pecking" order and our dogs know it. :)