PART 2: WELCOME HOME

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RILEY: WHAT THE POOH? WHAT’S ALL THIS?

In my defense, I was using the bed first to take pictures of my newly cleaned Beanie Babies. Plus, I wanted to find out how long it took Riley to break free from all the cuteness, which was a minute or two. Because sentimental value is attached to my Beanie Babies and one Pound Puppy, I have no desire to sell them, which meant I could toss them in the washer.

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POUND PUPPY WITH A FORGOTTEN NAME AND PRINCESS

I used the most gentle cycle on the washer on the animals because I had no idea exactly how dirty or dusty they were. Anyway, I’m pretty sure I’ve had the black Pound Puppy since I was a kid, but that’s all I remember. The cocker spaniel Beanie Baby reminds me of our family’s first dog, Princess (may she rest in peace).

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MY TWO PUGS

The two pug Beanie Babies were purchased during my pug phase — where I loved and adored all things pugs. At one point, I pasted my favorite pug photos from a daily calendar into a scrapbook. I’m pretty sure I have that scrapbook somewhere in storage. Since the scrapbook just contains calendar photos and I’m not longer in my pug phase, I should toss it, right?

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A HEDGEHOG AND A LYNX

I think the hedgehog is just plain adorable, and I believe a friend gave me the lynx Beanie Baby because of my camp nickname: Lynx. Ah, camp. Good times. Who knew I would love being a camp counselor for a summer and kiss one of the super cute maintenance guys? For one summer, I loved the great outdoors and children. Good times.

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A CATERPILLAR AND A PARROT

After the super gentle clean, I feel so much better about having my stuffed animals out of storage and on display (well, sort of). Because of my endless love for all things colorful, I needed the caterpillar and the parrot in my collection. Now, the parrot reminds me of the amazing houseboat vacation a few years ago. I’m happy that each animal holds a special memory for me.

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One thought on “PART 2: WELCOME HOME

  1. I remember we were smart to just buy the Beanie Babies we liked and not buy all of them. I’ve kept the Beanie Babies that have sentimental value to me. So cute. Kiss your kitties for me. 🙂

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