Pressie from Daddy

@ 41 months

Ryan first laid eyes on this husky dog on skates many months ago at Build a Bear. I did not buy as I find it too expensive for a plush animal like this. Few weeks ago, we saw the same dog again from a different Build A Bear outlet in United Square. This time Ryan was very adamant to bring it home. I know he likes the dog very much but his interest is always short lived and the dog is simply over priced. After much pursuasion he agreed to come back another day to get it believing it was really a ‘non buying day’ and they would not sell the dog to him (our agreement that nobody could buy anything on a non buying day). Before we left, he told the salesgirl to write his name on the dog so nobody could buy it except him.

That whole evening and at night, Ryan continued talking about the dog non stop until Daddy gave in and promised we would go take a look at it tomorrow (Saturday).

Saturday came and there was literally no peace from morning until afternoon. Ryan’s persistently begging for us to go check out the dog fearing the dog may have been purchased by someone else. Finally we gave in to his unwavering harrassing and went to United Square in the afternoon.

While Ryan was showing Daddy his dog, I sneaked into Esprit. How pathetic, that 10 minutes or so were the only peaceful shopping time I could get nowadays eversince Ryan become my official shadow few weeks ago. When I came out, Loida gave me first hand news saying ‘sir said buy the dog’. I wasn’t too surprised hearing that knowing Daddy hardly say no to this Daddy’s boy. He wouldn’t agree to go if he had no intention of getting it for Ryan. Hehe…

The husky dog that he couldn’t get his eyes off


There were bears, wolves, but he chose the same husky dog.


The process of stuffing the dog with polyester fiber


While the dog was being stitched, Daddy and son were busy choosing the sound to go with the dog. We wanted the dog sound unfortunately they ran out of stock. Looks like we have to go back another round for it in a few weeks’ time.


Listening attentively to instructions on how to give his dog a good fluffy spa.


After the spa (scrubbing off fiber off the dog surface) it was time to choose for the shoes and skates. Ryan was disappointed he can’t get the sandal which looks like his old pair of Crocs for his dog. We need a pair of sneakers to go with the skates. We ended with a blue pair of skechers sneakers.


Clothing range. So many to choose from but the pair Ryan wanted was out of stock.


Time for the birth certificate. Ryan thinking hard for a name. At the end, he chose ‘CLIFFORD’. Hahah.. speaking of originality.


Putting the finishing touches on the dog (how can it be complete without a name on the dog tag).


Payment .. payment…. $120 a hole in the pocket

8 thoughts on “Pressie from Daddy”

  1. oh, I think I saw this shop some time ago, when I was still in SG.

    Wah… I was going to say I would buy one for Malaika….after seeing the price tag… eh.. nolah, too expensive leh…

    Ya.. ex. That’s why I didnt buy. Boss did. Nevertheless this dog has a lifetime warranty around the world (unfortunately they have no outlet in Malaysia though), so it is really quite a lifetime toy for them. You can send it for restuffing, stitching, etc for free. So you could change the look to something else next time, eg now it’s a dog with skates, next can be a dog with Xmas or CNY costume. Quite cute. Think they have quite a number of outlets in Europe incl Germany

  2. what is that la?? ahhah.. so high class dog? need shoes, clothes!! hahah.. as long as he is happy, that smile is priceless ma.. lucky he never ask for real dog k..

    Cute hor… aiyah.. they are good at making money. The accessories cost more than the dog itself.

  3. geez..what hap to those stuffed toys that we get off the shelf ar. Those days, we just grab and go only ..hahhaah.. parents those days were lucky eh? *tongue*


    How to blame the child, some of these things are really too cute to resist, even for adults. Even those off the shelf toy also not cheap nowadays :(

  4. its a D-I-Y dog?? any battery for it to move on its own? just simply just DIY stuff toy??

    ehheheeh Clifford remain me of the red dog i think on cartoon.

    Just simple DIY.. no battery. Only comes with a ‘sound’ sensor – even that has to pay. Cannot move too – unless like the one we bought with skates which we can pull using the leash. It’s really just like any other soft toy but with customisation and eye popping price tag. :(

  5. never seen this kind of dog toy in msia. nowadays the daddies hard to say No to their kids oh.. hopefully this toy long lived than others toys, exp oh.. :p

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