I have a new friend to introduce and a question to pose. My new friend is a TY Pluffie. His name is Woods and Mom bought him at the bookstore that she works at. He said that he appreciated being picked up by an adult—he said that he had been hauled, tossed and otherwise manhandled by many little kids when he was at the store. He said that he is a much more serious bear and enjoys just watching as things happen around him. He knows that some bears like living with active children, but it’s just not the life for him. I told him that we’re a pretty laid back bunch and he said that was great.
My question to pose is on a more personal note. A few days ago, Mom noticed that I am wearing a bit thin on my paws. It’s not serious yet—it turns out that I have two layers of fabric on my paws. But there are small holes on both of my paws. I have weighted paws, so it’s very important that there are no holes. Mom was wondering if anyone would know what she could do to prevent it from getting worse. She knows of a person on the internet who fixes teddy bear ouchies, but she doesn’t want to send me away for a long time. She is thinking of making me mittens lined in something very soft or silky that wouldn’t give much friction. It would be just a step to prevent it from getting worse while she figures out what to do. She thinks that she could replace or patch my paw fabric, but she doesn’t know what to do because the owie is so close to the edge of the fur. I’m currently wearing the sleeves of my sweatshirt as close to the edge of my paws as possible to protect them. I’m not a vintage bear, but I am very loved by my mom—and she wants to make sure that I am in one piece for a very long time.