Saturday, 11 April 2015

Devon Teddy Bear Hospital

A few weeks ago I was asked if I could help Lionel. Lionel is such a beautiful old bear how could I refuse.

Lionel normally sits in the window of a house over looking Plymouth Sound. If only teddy bears could talk. Lionel must have the most astounding views at his look out post.
A while ago his arms had to be totally replaced. It's a sad fact no matter how much we love and take care of our teddy bears, they age.

Lionel as you can see needed some new paw pads this time.

He spent a few days here at Soggibottom.

Until his owner came to pick him up.

Joani and Lionel reunited. 
I do love a happy ending.  

Soggibottom's cottage blog is back, up and running again. 
Freya is as always over at The Cat Flap Cavalier.  

Thank you to everyone for all their messages, flowers and especially for all the love sent to the cottage over the last few months. 

See you all soon :-) x x x


Marg said...

Oh gosh, we are so glad that Lionel got all fixed up. He sure looks better. You all have a great day.

Julie said...

Hello Lionel, I knew you were in safe paws wiv Aunty Freya and Mum. Glad to hear you are all well again and ready to resume your duties watching for the Armada!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

LBJ said...

I have two old teddies up on the shelf in my kitchen. One is wearing a little pilot suit with flying goggles, the other is in a bowtie. I can't imagine not having them around.

WendyCarole said...

Lionel looks so much better now. Had he been running marathons?

WoolenSails said...

I love how your restore the bears and keep the original look, he is such a cute bear and I love his vest. I have been playing with needle felting and thinking a bear would be fun to try.


Molly the Airedale said...

Lionel looks fabulous! We love his knitted vest and pocket watch☺

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

speedyrabbit said...

Awww lionel looks shiny and new,great job Midge,xx Rachel and Speedy

Sue said...

Lionel is lovely and I'm glad you were able to mend him.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue, Polly & Honey

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

What a beautiful bear!

Joanna said...

I'm glad you are back. You did a beautiful fix for Lionel, and his sweater is sweet. Take care.

Unknown said...

That was a pawsome job. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Faye Henry said...

So glad Lionel is feeling better and very happy to hear from you, dear heart.. xo

Mary Ann Tate said...

What a handsome little bear. Lionel looks very happy with his new paws :)

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Lionel must be feeling so much better after his pedicure, you did a great job there.
Sending lots of love, Lynda xx

Idaho PugRanch said...

He looks just like new!!!
love you
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Christine said...

So glad the teddy bear doctor was oh hand to cure Lionel!
Hope you are all doing well at Soggibottom !

Chatty Crone said...

You made that woman one happy bear owner - you do such great work!

Murphy said...

We bet he slept better at night having those new pads! Well done!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You put so much love into the bears when you create them, and it shows!
The Teddy Bear Hospital is the perfect place for sick teddy bears! We are so happy you made the little bear all brand new! And did he get a new sweater vest too?
Lionel's mom look so happy!
And now Lionel is happy too!
Beautiful job you did!

Sue Doran said...

Lionel's all ready to dance again. Wonderful!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

You do such wonderful work on the bears and I am sure they are grateful! Awesome! Love your bears, especially one special one! Keep the post coming, we all love them! Bear Hugs, Karen

stellaroselong said...

She was one happy momma.!!!
stella rose

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Lionel looks beautiful again! He makes everyone smile.
Momo & Pinot xo

Allie said...

Look at that smile on her face, I would say she's quite happy that Lionel is all spruced up!!! You are the Bear Whisperer, Midge. Lovely job.

Joani said...

LIONEL is thrilled with his new feet ( they had been very sore ! ) He was soooooo pleased to find Mrs. Soggibottom and Catflap the dog. He can't recommend them highly enough and I think that he is missing them all.
Big Hugs from sunny Plymouth

Soggibottom said...

Thanks Joani.
Mrs Soggibottom and the bears miss him, but pleased he is back on lookout duties watching the ships and boats come and go and come back safe again :-) x x x

Sue said...

Looks like the poor little fellow did a lot of walking or dancing and wore out his paw pads. Glad he has nice new ones so he can continue to dance.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Glad u were able to help Lionel.

How Sam Sees It said...

So sweet!

We think a lot about you and send our love from Arizona.

Monty and Harlow

Shashi Nayagam said...

How lovely . Glad you were able to help.