to be highly insulted on my monkey's behalf
StealthPolarBear · 23/07/2015 23:25
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 :(
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?
treaclesoda · 23/07/2015 23:39
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 )
minkGrundy · 23/07/2015 23:47
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.
Hoplikeabunny · 23/07/2015 23:49
I am shocked and saddened to hear this. Why does it being 'mass produced in the far east' make any difference?! Poor monkey.
My 2 year old has adopted my mums 53 year old bunny, which is pretty threadbare and sad looking now. I think I'll keep it as it is rather than try and get it mended, I couldn't face a reply like the one you received!
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