You’ve heard of those “Build a Bear” stores, right? Well, at my house today it was “Repair a Bear”!
Yesterday I picked up Panda from the floor and noticed he was badly in need of repairs. He’s had one little hole in him before and I sewed that up a long time ago, but unbeknownst to me, he was starting to come apart again. Upon careful inspection, I noticed that his stuffing was even coming out in one spot. See below for a close-up.Warning: Not for the squeamish!
Since I didn’t have time to fix him right then, I put him in a drawer for the rest of the day, so Foster wouldn’t ingest any fiberfill stuffing while I wasn’t home. (You may remember that last time I did that, right after he got “lost in the house”, I forgot where he was for several days…) I took him out later, but by then it was night time and I was too sleepy to fix him, so I put him on the bedroom chair next to my stuffed fox collection. (Don’t laugh at my stuffed fox “collection” – every collection has to start somewhere!) Apparently Foster didn’t notice him up there, because he hadn’t moved by morning. So I put him on top of their “den” in the front room, where Foster was obviously happy to see him. I guess he had missed him when he was in the sock drawer after all!Never underestimate the bond of loyalty between cat and panda!Time to start the operation – umm, sewing…I was surprised that he also had worn spots where his fur was almost completely gone.
“Hold still, this won’t hurt a bit!”“Okay, Mom, I trust you!” “Mom, what are you doing to Panda? Panda, speak to me, Bro!”
Now all he needs is a bath!