Duncan from Steiff has arrived. If you have one on hold/layaway, we've got it set aside for you. I had fogotten how beautiful this bear is. Such a nice dark brown..oooh.
New this week:
From Steiff - Muffy Nutcracker - that teeny tiny frog and his teeny tiny crown is a kick!
From Gund - Wild and Wooly Animal Heads (more on these below)
From Encore - Lou Rankin animals are back! These are one of our all time favorites and we are very excited that Encore got the license. They are wonderful wild animals. There is a new baby penguin that is darling.
The Arizona Search Dog team was deployed to help with the hurricanes, mostly in Galveston, TX. The lead dog, Reo, was retired from working about 6 months ago. Pic, a 6 year old Black Lab Superstar took the leadership role. Sadly, during this deployment Pic crossed over the rainbow bridge. They need 4 teams to be deployable. Tug is going through his certification testing and had the 2nd phase scheduled for 10/4. With the loss of Pic, Tug's testing became top priority and was moved up to this Saturday. He's on his way to Oakland. Join us in wishing Tug and J.D. the best and send them good thoughts on Saturday. Go Tug Go! (That's Jackson hugging on Tug and Tug's brother Ben.)
Here's the story on those Wild and Wooly Heads. Sometimes Linda & I try things in the shop and Coit questions our sanity. I really thought he would think that about the Wild and Wooly Moose head we ordered from Gund. Much to my surprise (rather shock!) he went crazy over the Moose. Had it been in the shop for any length of time, it would have made it's way to our house. It went home on teddy bear day and we ordered some of the other styles. The Moose arrived this week along with the Bear, Polar Bear and Deer. And, Linda picked the Bear as her item of the week. Wonders never cease!
Valerie - Ganley Hedgehogs by Gund (again with the little rodents!)
Our Steiff Event is 2 weeks from today - where does the time go?
Come by & see us, the bears love the company!