Each weekend a student from Alex's class gets to take home a stuffed animal cheetah named Charlie. The parents are supposed to take photos of their kids doing stuff with Charlie and then put all of the photos on a page for a scrapbook that the teacher has dedicated to Charlie the cheetah photos. Alex got to take him home this weekend. He was thrilled! I was excited for him but a bit nervous. I made it clear to Alex that he needed to keep Charlie up or keep him with him at all times because my dogs like to chew on EVERYTHING. I kept my eye on Alex and the cheetah all weekend until I took a shower after I worked out on Saturday afternoon. I came out of the bathroom and discovered my puppy laying on my bed shredding the cheetah! I freaked! I collected the pieces and tried my best to sew them together but there were pieces missing. I got him back to looking semi normal but I still felt TERRIBLE. I searched the internet for quite some time and finally found the cheetah for sale on ebay. It was the only one that I could find and the price was outrageous for a stuffed animal BUT. I had to buy it!
We went to school on Monday and explained the situation to his teacher. Alex was really upset- STILL! His teacher just laughed and told me there was no need to replace it, she's so sweet! I was relieved! I'm still going to replace it though, of course. :)
Chelsea came over on Friday and we hung out, scrapped and went to an antique store in the town next to mine. It was an AMAZING store, it was huge! I bought a few things, including an old printers tray that I'm going to refinish in order to use to display these little beauties that I've been buying on Ebay:
Aren't they cuuuute? They are vintage Hagen Renaker ceramic animals. The deer is from 1953 and the ducks are from 1953 and 56, wow! They are still making Hagen Renaker animals today but I'm going to try to get lots of the old vintage ones too. :) My sister and I used to collect them when we were little, I still have a few from back then and now I want to add on to my collection!