An Emotional Journey
Recently, I had the joy of recreating a beloved childhood toy. Only one of a set of two dogs (more than half eaten) remained.
So the story goes that these dogs had satin lined ears and satin feet. The young man grew up with them and would soothe himself to sleep by rubbing the satin. (Not uncommon, my own daughter had a dog that she loved the ears to death).
Apparently there are two little live dogs that live with the family who decided to make a meal out of these toys. NOTHING got in their way! I was asked to recreate as best I could at least a set but we went a bit further and also gave the customer the remaining fabrics and stuffing in case repairs need to be made.
This has been a labor of love. NOT one you can pay bills with. LOL However, when I saw the look on the young mans face as he felt the dogs ears and feet, it was clear he had missed this experience and it was truly important to him. And just for a moment I felt like a hero. THIS is why I do what I do.