I would like to mention right off the bat that this post may contain some disturbing images of Stuffies (for those not “in the know”, Stuffies are your dog’s stuffed toys).
Lately I have been reading from my friends that a lot of Stuffiess have lost their lives to injuries, this is quite sad for most of us dogs. We love our Stuffies, perhaps a little bit too much and then all of the sudden, they are no more.
These days my sister and I don’t play with toys that much, I have Bunny and Puppy and Katie
plays an occasional game of tug of war with some toys but we don’t spend as much time with them as we used to. Some of our friends that come over really enjoy playing with our toys. I think this is because our toys are new to them, so our Stuffies are still subjected to over-loving at times. Poor Bunny is really over-loved and if it wasn’t for the Stuffie Hospital, he would have left me long ago.
Lucky for us, mom is quite handy with crafty things including sewing, both by hand and with her sewing machine. Way back with her first
dog Trine she realized that Stuffies face life threatening injuries all the time and if they don’t get prompt and proper treatment right away they will be no more. So, with her talent and the Stuffie’s injuries she decided to open her own Stuffie Hospital. The Stuffie Hospital is located upstairs in our toy room but also has a mobile unit that can attend to injured Stuffies anywhere in the house which comes in handy at times.
The most common injury we see at our hospital
is tearing, either from chewing or from pulling. Poor Bunny is a victim of multiple tears. Mom says he is really just held together with threads. Ugh, it makes me sick just thinking about how fragile he is! Mom’s hospital has all kinds and colors of thread to stitch up the Stuffies so there won’t be any nasty scarring which is nice. Most surgeries are done by hand but the occasional injury is so severe she needs to use her sewing machine.
Some of the worst injuries are limbs that have been ripped off or chewed off or even missing faces sometimes. Mom is usually able to get the poor Stuffie back together but sometimes their face is just never the same. Even some of the stuffies that have their stuffing partially ripped out have been restuffed and saved if the tear is not too serious, a true miracle!
I enjoy helping out at the hospital when mom has lots of patients or if one of my Stuffies is up for surgery. Since we are dealing with open wounds keeping things sterile and clean is a must! The Stuffies are very good patients and don’t seem to be afraid of the stitching procedures at all which puts my mind at ease especially when Bunny is in the hospital.
Do any of my friends have a Stuffie Hospital at their house? If you don’t, you really should as it will save the lives of many Stuffies!