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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chatty Cathy Gets The Treatment

Peek-A-Boo everyone.
Blue bear and I have been asked by the bears at Dear Teddy to share my story with everyone about my beloved Chatty Cathy.
I loved my Chatty Cathy so much. I think I was about five years old when I got her.

Oh my she was so pretty and she could talk and everything.
I was so excited to get her for Christmas.

And then one day I thought I would play like I was a hair dresser and give her a new hair do. After all, I had just cut my own hair for the first time so I thought I would cut hers too.
But, something just didn't go right and her hair got all messed up.

I also thought that Cathy really should have a bath and put on some new clothes and this happen. I tore her pretty dress all up. It ripped.

My next idea to try and help fix things up was to try putting on more make up for her. But my mom wouldn't let me have any make up so I had to use an ink pen I found.
I know, I know, this is starting to look pretty bad.
By now my mom was really upset and Cathy was just a mess.
So I tried and tried to take off the ripped dress so she could have some new clothes and then her arm fell off.

By the time I got done I was really really upset and crying and everything. I had destroyed my pretty new Chatty Cathy. I promise I don't know what happened to her eye. Unless it was when I did sneak into my mom's bathroom and get her mascara and eyebrow pencil.

I'm so sorry Chatty Cathy. I still miss you.

Well it's time to get back to work.
Blue bear and I have to write a special post for Mimi too about BlogBlast For Peace.
Oh yes Blue Bear has World's Greatest Mom written on his tummy. I'm glad I learned how to cut hair, help with make up, and clothes.
See ya' Later!

Submitted by Jackie (aka: Shinade) of The Painted Veil


Busy Bear said...

Don't feel too bad Jackie...I know a Chatty Cathy who endured the same treatment & then got locked in a basement for 30 years!

But that is another story....

I love your lampshade by the way!

SnOwY bEaR said...

I had a Barbie I abused like is that... so that Chatty Cathy then?
id she chat a lot.... Like Amazing Amy??

Great hat Shinade ....lol :-)

Shinade said...

Oh my word this is just too much.

Thanks guys I'm glad you like my lamp shade.

And where is Grumpy? Didn't he like it?

It was special just for him. Trust me no one else in the world could get me to do this.


Grumpy Ted said...

I want a lampshade ..... and I want one NOW!!!! *grumph*

DP has got very agitated as well - he's beginning to think that his 'box' looks a tad old-fashioned - I've been trying to make him feel OK - I think it's working .... mmmm - humans! ...... very silly .....

Busy Bear said...

This story really cracks me UP!

Theresa H. Hall said...

I begged my parents for a chatty Cathy doll and they flatly refused. I never played with dolls, but in high school I bought a Raggedy Ann Doll which was hand sewn.

SnOwY bEaR said...

oh Theresa you must have a tale to tell about your Raggedy Ann... do tell I am all furry eared :)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Would you like to borrow a cotton bud Snowy?

SnOwY bEaR said...

thanks DP ... i can hear again ......

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