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to be highly insulted on my monkey's behalf

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StealthPolarBear Thu 23-Jul-15 23:25:27

I had monkey when I was little. He's since been adopted by 6yo dd. As he's 30+ he's lost an eye, is a bit baldy and much of his stuffing is missing.
I identified a toy hospital and sent off some photos. The response came back that he was "mass produced in the far east" and basically isn't the same calibre as many of their clientele. So no inpatient stay for a small stuffing procedure sad
Aibu to be shocked and discusted, genuinely slightly upset on behalf of a toy that is quite special to me and dd (ok I know iabu there) and ask whether anyone can recommend a hospital dealing with a lower class of toy?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 23-Jul-15 23:28:05

I had no idea there were toy hospitals at all grin

Can you not sew him up and stuff him with some stuffing?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 23-Jul-15 23:28:21

And can we see a picture ?

AmazonsForEver Thu 23-Jul-15 23:28:25

[Daily Mail sad face]

Perhaps a lovely MNer over on Arts and Crafts could offer a hospice place?

Lindor Thu 23-Jul-15 23:31:31

sad am disgusted that your monkey has been so disrespected. We all have cuddlies whose values are beyond the comprehension of people who lack feelings.

(((hugs))) to you and monkey. Hope you find somewhere to treat him x

muchhappierthesedays Thu 23-Jul-15 23:32:47

Yanbu, in fact I am outraged on your behalf. Just remember that he is the way he is because he has been very well loved and then read the velveteen rabbit.

DJThreeDog Thu 23-Jul-15 23:32:59

I sent my sister's prized teddy to a toy hospital near me.

They did an absolutely shocking patch job and charged a fortune. So count yourself lucky, maybe?! grin

Wolfiefan Thu 23-Jul-15 23:34:14

Well if they don't want monkey then they certainly can't help my old and balding Miffy!
No. Not a typo! grin

ADishBestEatenCold Thu 23-Jul-15 23:35:31

Was all set to call you some terrible names for keeping a pet primate! grin

No, YANBU. Monkey deserves much better than that! Find another toy hospital (or perhaps a local seamstress).

cosytoaster Thu 23-Jul-15 23:35:48

I had no idea there were toy hospitals at all - you clearly didn't read Twinkle magazine as a child! smile

StealthPolarBear Thu 23-Jul-15 23:37:50

Laurie I can't sew a swimming badge on a towel. Amazons I was indeed hoping some kind mner would take pity and offer to do her best.
Wolfe I am pmsl at your miffy.
Photo attached...hopefully

StealthPolarBear Thu 23-Jul-15 23:38:31

Isn't he distinguished?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 23-Jul-15 23:39:03

Where's his face ???? shock

Wolfiefan Thu 23-Jul-15 23:39:19

Could Doc McStuffins help?!?!

treaclesoda Thu 23-Jul-15 23:39:32

aw, I feel your pain. My almost 40 year old bear has been adopted by my eight year old. He is probably a lower class of bear, like your monkey, and he has been stitched up so many times over the years (first by my mum for me, then by me for my daughter) that his face is all wonky and his fur mismatched. I am outraged on your behalf at the insult directed at your beloved monkey.

But look on the bright side, they wouldn't lavish him with the care and attention that you and your daughter will give him. They might even leave him locked in a cupboard at night, or some other sort of toy monkey abuse.

If you lived near me, I would happily fix him for you. (Although my description of my bear with a wonky face probably doesn't fill you with confidence in my ability grin)

Wolfiefan Thu 23-Jul-15 23:40:06

Oh and no one has ever laughed at my Miffy before. blush
Must stop over sharing on MN!

paulapompom Thu 23-Jul-15 23:40:53

Laurie - please dont encourage op to carry out surgery at home! Have you not seen Botched up (monkey) Bodies? wink

LaurieFairyCake Thu 23-Jul-15 23:40:57

I'm scared of your monkey

(Also sounds like a euphemism) grin

StealthPolarBear Thu 23-Jul-15 23:41:15

Ah there is a lovely local lady who sews my trousers, wonder if she could sort eye and stuffing? Bald patch was a bit of a pipe dream tbh though dh was strangely interested in that aspect

xalyssx Thu 23-Jul-15 23:43:29

Have you contacted the teddy bear hospital in Broadstairs?

catzpyjamas Thu 23-Jul-15 23:44:17

If someone can sew on an eye and pad his stuffing, you could put a jumper on him to cover his hair loss?

honeyroar Thu 23-Jul-15 23:47:04

Snotty toy hospital. What does it matter what calibre it is if you're payng them to fix it!

minkGrundy Thu 23-Jul-15 23:47:08

Yup the nald patch would be tricky. Hair transplant?

I have a 42 yr old much loved, oft stitched bear with one and a half eyes. My parents stopped washing him when they found me clinging to the wcm. He really isn't up to it.

My aunty, a nurse, used to.perform delicate surgical procedures on him. I have to say her suturing was exemplary.

Your monkey is beautiful. Silly, silly toy hospital. It's not where he came from it's all the love that's been poured into him.

minkGrundy Thu 23-Jul-15 23:47:30

I can knit him a jumper.

fabuLou Thu 23-Jul-15 23:48:38

Oh know your monkey is common.sad poor monkey being so lowly. Its a sad tail.

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