Hello Toy Readers. This is The Toy Warden’s husband making today’s guest post. In March 2010 Lily made her first Build-A-Bear trip. She seemed very confused at the time, but this would be a very special day for Lily getting her favorite stuffed animal Woof Woof.
Ever since then, Lily goes to bed with Woof Woof, takes trips with Woof Woof, dresses up with Woof Woof and now plays on the swing set with Woof Woof.
For the past several months Lily insisted that Rose should have her own Woof Woof even wanting to use her own gift card money. When we first investigated, we were denied. Woof Woof had been discontinued. We also couldn’t find any miniature version which would have been ideal. We let Rose pick out an alternative and she seemed to like this Panda, which we named “Pandy.”
Disclaimer: Dr. Toy Warden and I have completely different memories of what happened here. I will write a separate post later today about what I believe REALLY happened when we went to create Pandy. And I can’t believe I could be wrong about this. He has to be remembering it wrong. HAS TO.
We were excited that Rose had her Woof Woof, but clearly Pandy was no Woof Woof. That’s actually Lily in the above photo, because Rose was hardly in any photos with Pandy. While Rose liked Pandy, she seemed to only want it at her tea parties.
It looked just like Woof Woof, except obviously darker. This was even better than getting the exact same Woof Woof. This one would be distinct and could be Rose’s very own. We decided to come back a week later and make this a very special trip. Unfortunately, Toy Warden couldn’t make it, so I was left to document the festivities.
I thought we would never make it through as these guys were pretty scary looking, but we were not going to be denied. In fact, when Rose grabbed the unstuffed Woof Woof, she wouldn’t let go. So we had to get a second one for the bear builder to stuff, while Rose clung to the other one. Also notice Lily brought her Woof Woof along for this historic occasion.
Stay tuned later for some He Said/She Said about how Baby Woof Woof came to be.