…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menolterayshun; Operation Stuffy (aka 'whilst YAM's away the toys will play)

G'day! Yes, I'm an Aussie. YAMster found me on her brief visit back to Sydney between leaving India and shifting to the Bonny Land. It was October. You met quadruplets earlier, the Pinkoes? Yeah well; I'm a pink ribboner too. I am about 12" tall and I came in my pyjamas, all ready to snuggle beside YAM at night.

I am the final of the stuffies to post. I was not an impulse buy, like so many of this furmily. Neither was I a rescue. Y'see, YAM's dear old childhood bear, Bonzo, didn't make it through the packing process prior to India. His ancient seams finally exhausted and all his 1950s non-flammable straw filling tumbled out. After the initial heart-lurch, it was accepted that all good things must end. A couple of months later, YAM's mother's seams also finally split and the horrid cancer insured that her non-flammable straw filling gave up.  The two+ years on the ashram gave space for processing all this... but within that first week back in OZ, when I was spotted sitting on the stall for cancer research, YAM knew it was meant to be; a memento for mother and for Bonzo. I was the new ted on the bed. I am a 'dressed' female, if you catch my drift. My name is.... Newted (say it fast!)

This final post is dedicated to Bertie and his Gail... but also to any other Blogvillagers who may have missed the pick and for whom there are not enough stuffies at the hutch. Yet.


  1. Oh, we are so touched to have such a special post dedicated to us. Thank you so much Miss Newted! You look so pretty in your pink jammies.
    We hope all is well with YAM-Aunty, so far away on the other side of the world.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie and Gail.

  2. Newted was for sure meant to be yours furever to remind you of your Mother and Bonzo. She surely is pretty in pink and for such a wonderful cause too
    Hugs madi and mom

  3. It is soooooo good to meet you. You OBVIOUSLY were there Waiting fur YAM Aunty to come and Find you... when she needed YOU the most.
    You certainly are an example of saving the BESTEST Bear Fur LASTEST.

  4. I have luffed the Stuffie posts Aunty Yam, you've a GREAT collection of sum very CHEEKY stuffies!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. I too have looooved your stuffie posties! I thinks we are all gonna be FABulous furiends fursure! And I wanted to say a special HELLO to Bonzo! You are indeed a special furiend....
    Ruby ♥

  6. hi Newted! how great that you came all the long way from Oz...it's great to meet someone from down under where the men... well you probably know that song, right?

  7. Fur with a real meaning. janice xx

  8. I am just happy that Mara keeps stitching me up with new bits every time my stuffing threatens to come out. Otherwise I would have been gone a long time ago!
    But Newted, it is good to meet you. You may not have the same memories, but newmemories are good too!

    Brom from Norway

  9. We are wondering if all you stuffies pawty when YaYa isn't home?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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