She came to me looking quite unhappy, with ears that just didn't look right and a perky tail that wasn't perky anymore.
I noticed that she used to be a beautiful cinammon colour as it could still be seen between her legs and on her tummy.
Then I realised that there were darker patches just below her ears, and it dawned on me "they were her original ears, they just need stitching in place correctly".
|Is this a 'hang dog' expression?|
|Standing proud SOLD|
I set to work, carefully stitching up a seam that had come undone and fixing her wonky tail. I managed, with a bit of pushing and pulling on the woodwool to straighten her legs out and then, with a few stitches in her ears, she was done.
|What a proud girl she looks now.|
The final touch was a little bead bracelet from my bits and pieces drawer. It made a perfect collar for her.
I left her white patch in place, as she has grown quite accustomed to it over the years.
My original name for her was Patch, until her previous owner told me that she used to be known as Susie. Still liking the name Patch I gave it to her as a surname, so now she is known as Susie Patch.
Here she is with her new best friend, my old Chiltern bear, Hubert. Don't they look good together?
|Susie Patch and Chiltern Hubert waiting for a new home|
They are both now SOLD