Why we want to go to Nepal…And who is that strange guy wearing glasses?
by Stuffed Animals

      We had been waiting, waiting and waiting. Hanging in a bag, huddled together. Watching and waiting for someone to take us home. The people at Goodwill were nice, to be sure, but at night when the lights are turned off, it was quite lonely. And we couldn’t afford to cry about it as we’d start to get moist and moldy.

     One fine day, this ‘guy wearing glasses’ came in and scooped up many bags of us. Evidently he had struck some sort of deal with the Goodwill management. He put us in a cart, paid for us (sadly, we don’t seem to have as much value as when we were new) and gently placed us in the backseat of his van. We were so worried about our future. Where was he taking us? Did he have some sort of evil plan that might include ‘dogs’? Now we’ve heard of what happens to ‘chew-toys’ and none of us wanted to end up in that ‘situation’!

     The first thing this ‘guy wearing glasses’ does when we reach what must have been his home is he dumped us rudely into a washing machine and drizzled soap on us. Well, we can tell you that we have never held our breath so long in our entire life! The indignities didn’t stop there. After the wash cycle there was a spinning like you’d never believe! We all thought we would lose our lunch for sure! After the spin we were put into some sort of heating device to dry us out and we tumbled round and round so much, we began to feel more like roasted coffee beans than stuffed animals.

     I will say that when all was said and done, we did have a nice warm, cozy feel about us. And the dust, dirt and grime that had covered some of us older stuffed animals was gone. Plus, we had a nice, clean, fresh scent!

     After our bath and drying we were laid out on a big table to rest. The ‘guy wearing glasses’ carefully explained to us that we were about to go on an incredible journey, flying half way around the world to a tiny country called, ‘Nepal’ where there were many children with disabilities who would still love and care for us.

     We were all more than a little concerned about our ability to understand Nepali language but from what we were told, many of the children were learning English in school. Besides it’ll be fun to pick up a new language anyway!


     Now we may not have as much ‘dollar’ value as we used to, but let us tell you, when there’s a kid to love and hug you, you feel like a million bucks! We can’t wait to meet our new Nepali friends and the ‘guy wearing glasses’ assures us that we will live happily ever after. What’s not to like about that?