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December 2016

I got a call last week from someone about the stuffed animal hospital. They must have come to this page and not the hospital page¬†or tumblr (here), since they thought I hadn’t updated anything for a year. That’s when I logged on here and figured out that nope, I’d been so busy I hadn’t written an update since January! I’m so sorry! I hope most of you have followed the links at the left to the hospital and the tumblr where you can see many many of my patients in before and after shots. Honestly, the hospital home page is mostly updated with kind words from patients and their people, and it’s great to read if you’re feeling blue. The Hospital Blog has all the photos and much more detailed stories. So please do check them out!

This year I’ve treated over 520 patients! Lions and tigers and bears and Raggedies and Best Friends and unidentified stuffed lovies. So, you can see why it took me some time to update this! They came from as far as Hungary, and flew home to places like Iceland. The states with the most patients were California (makes sense, they have the shortest flights) and Texas. Again, all the photos are on the blog, and all the comments are on the hospital page, but here I try to feature custom dolls, so I thought I’d show you the most recent one. She’s a sweet little clown who was a twin. The original lives with her person, and I only ever saw a 25 year old photo of her. This twin was made for the original owner’s new baby. It was ordered as a surprise by Grandma.

Here she is:

And when the new clown made it home to Massachusetts, Grandma wrote:
The clown just arrived and it is better than I could have imagined!
I hope you all have a wonderful 2017!
 

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January 2016

Happy New Year! 2015 was an extraordinarily busy year in the hospital (I treated over 400 patients) and saw patients come from as far away as Serbia and Thailand! The oldest patient was from World War II! He is an Elephant named Elsifer. Here he is before and after cleaning and recovering:

The latest custom doll was a Thumbelina and the Mole reversible doll (Thumbelina sits in her flower, and actually is a separate doll, but the flower turns over to reveal Mr. Mole). They went home to San Francisco just in time for Christmas!

January is already packed with some patients who came in in December knowing they wouldn’t have surgery till January, and many more coming in after spending the holidays at home with their people. There’s a giant Snoopy getting a spa, a monster in pieces, a few spotted dogs, and 20 some-odd others all in various stages of healing. All have resolved to stay away from washers, dryers, and family pets in the new year, and to provide lots of hugs to their people.

 

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September 2015

HELLO!!!! I know, I’ve been quite remiss in keeping this page up to date, although if you follow the blog at doctorbeth.tumblr.com you’ll know I’ve been really busy! I’ve had literally hundreds of patients come through the hospital since the start of the year. Some are very short turn arounds, like the giant teddy bear who needed supplemental stuffing to prop up his neck. And some are here quite a while, like the tiny kitten, Keisha, who had a spa and several fur transplant operations. That’s them in the photo below, waiting to go home.

Custom dolls and puppets still go to new homes across the country as well. The latest was a rabbi hand puppet (you can find them on the Jewish Fairy Tales page, even though they’re not fairy tales! Here’s the custom guy:

For now, it’s back to the patients: two cheshire cats, a bunch of teddy bears (including one named Owl), a large Raggedy Ann, a tiny dog, a puppy, and a Pooh.

 

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