Photo Challenge: Beloved

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Hare Hare is the most beloved toy in our house. He is much more than a toy, he is a member of the family. He pretty much comes everywhere we go. The photo above shows him looking out the porthole on the passenger ferry that goes from the mainland to Clare IslandHare Hare has been my youngest’s companion since birth! He is however loved by us all.  He is well worn now after nearly seven years constant use, his feet have been replaced once and his ears are due for renewal. We’ve tried doing a nose job, but it was unsuccessful.

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Over the years Hare Hare has developed his very own character. He is exceptionally kind, is the best hugger in the house and is a first responder to all medical emergencies. He will eat pretty much everything but carrots are his absolute favourite.

In his earlier years, he was known to go missing for a few hours at a time, but thankfully with just one exception, he has always been found at bedtime (when he really comes into his own)! My youngest used to have the habitat of hiding him in things, on that occasion he was missing overnight, he was found (by some miracle) outside, stuffed into the end of an unused 4″ water pipe!

There is no doubt in my mind that he has magical qualities. He is our knight is shining armor.  Our hero. Our Beloved Hare Hare.

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22 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Beloved

  1. Meanderer

    How lovely! With all his repairs it sounds like he may go the way of ‘Trigger’s Broom’ 🙂

    My youngest had ‘Bunny’ from birth. She used to raise her little hand up to his ear when lying down to sleep. From this came the habit of needing to touch human ears as a form of comforting!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Ahh thank you Eliza. You won’t believe this but we only recently discovered the Velveteen rabbit story. Not sure how it escaped us till now. But yes it rang many bells. And we all loved the story too 🙂

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      1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

        My daughter lost her little hedgehog at least a year ago and she still looks for it. The other day she gathered all her soft toys up and put them on her bed. It covered her bed. One day I may post the photo!

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      2. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

        Believe me she has enough toys!!!! But it is a very kind thought. I know how attached they become to their little furry friends.

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