Henlo ebearyone! I gots to go to IKEA for da furst tiem todai an had Sweddish meatballz! My furst outing by myself wid mah hooman. It wuz fun! I traveld in mah hoomanz bakpack for lot of teh dai. After I gotz home I told Giorgio all bout it!
Our cloths were washed. Now, it is bafftime. Hopefully we will be okay.
“Pls check da baff water Fuzzy… I dun wanna touch the suds”
*dips paw* “It’s warm, Giorgio!”
“Donut be scared Giorgio I iz right here”
Giorgio had his baff an now wishes to be left aloun for a while…
Now for da scaredy part. We gotsa be steamed like dumplins. Hoomans sez we came frum a beary dirty thrifty shop and our fur may haz fleaz or beddy bugs. We are not sure our fur is gonna be ok. But new hoomans sez we have to.
Hooman sez even if our furs look wonky furever we can still stay. But we gots to be clean.
During bafftime hooman found out I (Fuzzy) haz a BIG smile on my snout! I sat onna shelf fur so long I guess I forgots I could smile so beary big.
After bein steamed we iz still a bit damp but okie. Will post moar tomoro. Zzz…
Today’s been a really happy day! Last month our partner asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Well I knew I wanted a Charlie Bear from him… I have a couple of stuffies that he’s gotten for me and I really treasure them, but I wanted very badly to have one of my precious, fancy teddies that was from him. So I picked Derek, which I believe is a 2022 Charlie Bear.
It ended up being one of my biggest Charlie Bear disappointments. No charm, and actually sloppy quality, kind of a shock for a Charlie Bear. Maybe they switched manufacturers. I didn’t know what to do because I wanted to just be happy about my new bear and not make any fuss to our partner or appear ungrateful, but this bear cost over $100. 😞 I wanted to love it.
So eventually I decided to go through the return process, and Charlie Bears USA was really sucky with that. Which is also strange for them. Communication sucked, I actually had to contact Charlie Bears UK to get them to make Charlie Bears USA reply to me. The entire process took a long time.
Anyway once the refund was confirmed I’d picked a new bear (Daria) crossed my fingers, and waited. Today she arrived, and it was such a relief to see that she has the old Charlie Bear charm!
I named her Igloo, and she is my first polar bear. I feel like she looks even cuter without clothes, but without an outfit she is just another bear from the shop. When she is dressed, she is my bear:
She’s so cute, and soft, and has some weight to her, and a jingly bell collar. I am very pleased. Here she is keeping me company while we enjoy date night. We were playing Quoridor at the time.
Speaking of, for date night we also opened the T. rex Breakout LEGO set, and have been having a lot of fun with it (it’s not finished yet) but I bet we’ll continue working on it this weekend and I’ll take photos then.
Today was fun! Once I did the grocery shopping for the week, and got the chores out of the way, we had a little impromptu outing after I got our partner out of bed (the GIF above being a pretty accurate reenactment of my efforts).
Like the rest of the weekend, it was rainy, but nice out. We went to Aventura Mall, and I brought Soufflé along for the adventure.
The first thing we did was have lunch (“Chinese” mall food!)
Then we went to the LEGO store, where an employee very kindly let me exchange Christopher’s torso for one without boobies. 😅 I couldn’t find a green one, but oh well. Now he looks like this:
The LEGO store is unpleasantly packed on a Sunday afternoon, but Christopher and I still had fun looking at sets we’d like to have while our partner waited for us outside while having some chocolate milkshake thing.
On that note, the place he got the milkshake at had really cute and colorful cookies, so I took some photos!
I really liked the goofy, Sesame Street inspired one:
I continued doing lots of housework for the evening, including cleaning the snail tanks, and made tilapia for dinner. It was the first time I fried it, I really liked how it turned out. Overall, it was a great weekend and I get to finally look ahead to a full week for arting for the first time in a long, LONG time, as well as visiting my mom on Tuesday and my mom-in-law next weekend! 💕