Meet Two-ee. He is a bear with a stinky stomach and a greying fur. His brown eyes demand snuggles and his ears demand attention. He’s a sad sort of bear, with a traumatic past. You see, Two-ee was unwanted, unloved and unseen until…

Meet Ducky. This gal is ready to play, to fly, to live. Ducky has had many adventures over the years, without anyone really knowing. She’s a kinda superspy duck. And she knows everything. She has spunk, ideas flowing out of her tiny little ears and well… she’s just a little bit naughty. One day …

Meet Neigh. Named so because of his horse-like appearance. Having asked two year old son, what shall we call this toy, he answered with wisdom beyond his years… “Neigh”. And it has stuck. Neigh has been thrown around, left under beds gathering dust and snuggled until he thought he would pop. He is a loyal horse-toy. Despite years of neglect, he still loves to be loved when it suits the kid. But he dreams of…

Meet Isabelle-Amelia. She is a guard dog with a massive head and a small body. Her sad eyes pierce through the darkness looking for trouble. Her greatest gift is her cuteness (think Puss-in-Boots from Shrek 2). Whenever the boogie man comes near she pouts and looks up and he disintegrates. One look… she is that powerful. She came from a supermarket along with thousands of other cheap snuggly toys. She thought she would never be loved until…

Two-ee’s Story

…until Baby Bear was lost. Baby Bear was the first and most loved bear in the house. He had a long nose thread that set him apart from any other toy. One fateful day Baby Bear was lost. Was it at the KMart toy sale or the walk to the local cliffs? We will never know. All we know is that Baby Bear went to another world and Two-ee stepped up as the new favourite bear. Ironically, Two-ee now has a long nose thread… perhaps he’s trying to live up to Baby Bear, maybe it is a tribute. Our little insecure bear, you are loved even though you were 2nd!

Ducky’s Story

…one day Ducky ran away from ‘home’. She was at the treetop adventure park, looking up at the trees and longing to take flight. She giggled at the humans trying to fly strapped in tightly to their climbing apparatuses. She scoffed at their efforts to get back to nature in such a contrived manner. She sat on the picnic table and forgot about her little girl. The sun went down and still Ducky sat. The kids went home and still she stayed until a person in a strange shirt picked her up and took her inside. Panic set in. This was not her little girl. She started to cry, regret seeped through her stuffing and she called out to her little girl. The next day, to her relief the little girl’s cousins and grandma rescued her and on that day she vowed never to make fun of humans again!

Neigh’s Story

…he dreams of being number one. On his darkest days he even considers knocking Two-ee out of the window, or dragging his grey little form out into the garden, perhaps into the vege patch and leaving him for the possums. Under Neigh’s sunny exterior, there is a horse, one rejection away from despair and madness.

Isabelle-Amelia’s Story

She thought she would never be loved until… she met little girl. Little girl looked into her sad, lonely eyes and took pity. Little girl had just received her first present of money and was keen to spend it asap. Off to Coles she went, for her mother was a tightwad and loyal to her local checkout chick. The little girl rummaged through the box of snugglies. She considered the turtle but it was too green, she thought about the lion but he was too fluffy, then she spotted Isabelle-Amelia at the back of the box. Their eyes met, her barcode was scanned and I.A vowed to always protect little girl. And she has, ever since.

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