As you have seen in recent posts, the boys can be hard on stuffies. Actually, it's specifically Brutus that is hard on them. Mason had lots of toys that had lived peacefully with us for many years, needing no more than an occasional trip through the washing machine. Then Brutus came along...
The young Brutus was pretty easy on the toys, never tore them apart as many puppies might. But recently he has developed a fascination with chewing parts of them, gnawing relentlessly on an appendage or some other protruding part until it just falls off. Then there is the tug-of-war that frequently occurs between Brutus and Mason - resulting in open seams and stuffing everywhere. Combine that with Brutus' propensity for eating random things, and you'll understand how the stuffie infirmary has recently overflowed.
I need to get on this lot so that I can clear the craft room for christmas wrapping! Think I'll have to do some triage, as there are some stuffies that are in more dire need for repair than others. For instance: the alien frog that is scheduled for removal of his 2nd eye. Brutus happily offered to do this for me, but based on recent events (aka the "eyeball incident"), I declined. Also pictured are various toys in need of seam closure, amputation, or just put indefinitely in the I/R due to having large & Brutus-prone eyeballs!!
I have set aside and afternoon to work with the needle & thread later this week. Some stuffies will be permanently retired if deemed unfit for Brutus. Hopefully most can go back into the rotation. One way or another, I have to clear some space for wrapping presents... Wish me luck!!