Monthly Archives: June 2010

AND THE RACE IS ON!

Word was sent to me about another stamp hidden in a letterbox right here on Long Beach Island. I was warned that others were close to acquiring said stamp so I had to be on my way immediately. I readied my trusty steed Dickon …

got my driver finally into the car, and we were off to the far end of the island where this behemoth stands a lonely vigil.

As we drew close to the hiding place, I could see my adversaries closing in. “Faster” I called to my crack team and, with a mixture of a little perseverance and a lot of luck, although we were 2nd on the scene, we were 1st to open the box and see the long sought for Jersey Devil stamp. (Sorry, for that you’ll have to find the box yourself. We letterboxers are sworn to secrecy on these matters.)

Let it be known that I’m not above getting my paws dirty to find my man stamp!

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VAMOS, VAMOS, ARGENTINA

World Cup Fever continues here at Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals. Our Llama, in his red pajamas, has been cheering on his native Argentina. He’s determined to dye his pajamas light blue & white for the team colors but we won’t let him because then he won’t match his book. He only knows that one line from the song so he just sings it over and over and over and over and …. well, you get the idea!

Llama decided to take a quick break from soccer and give you some interesting facts about his species:

  • Llamas originated in the central plains of North America over 40 million years ago. They migrated to South American and Asia about 3 million years ago. By the end of the last ice age, they were extinct in North America. {citation}
  • Llamas do not have eyelashes, which saves them a ton of money on mascara
  • Llamas are being used to guard herd animals such as sheep. They can keep the herd safe from predators while needing minimum training, care & maintenance. Our llama is fascinated by this and wants to become a guard llama when he grows up. Unfortunately, he has decided to herd the tots, and they are NOT taking it well. If you’ll excuse me for just a moment ….
  • The Incan deity Urcuchillay, worshipped by herders, is depicted as a multi-color llama.

You’re a Wanker! You’re a Wanker! *

With the advent of the World Cup in South Africa, the denizens of Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals are starting to show their true colors. And the most vocal is one of the least likely suspects … Katy No Pocket. Although her family emigrated to the United States many years ago, she is still a die hard Australian Football fan – and really, can you blame her?

Australian team

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While she’s off muttering something about Socceroos, I thought I’d fill you in on some quick notes about kangaroos.

  • Did you know that Captain Cook, the infamous explorer, supposedly first coined the word kangaroo? When told by the Aboriginal Natives that a grey kangaroo was a gangurru, he heard it as kangaroo and the name stuck.
  • Kangaroos come from the family Macropods, which means big feet – fitting, don’t you think?
  • Kangaroos travel in groups called mobs. I’d hate to see them at a football game!
  • Kangaroos eat mostly grass and can survive for long periods of time without water. Even though they eat so many greens, they do not pass gas. Instead, their bodies transfer the methane into extra energy. They prefer to leave the farting to Walter!
  • Kangaroos are nocturnal, preferring to do their moving and grooving at night.
  • Baby kangaroos, called joeys, stay in their mother’s pouch for nine months, and then start going out on their own for extended periods of time. But they will return to their moms for food and safety for another 9 months.

Well, I learned something today – hopefully you did too:) Let it be known that we at Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals are sharing vital information with our fans!

*Chant used primarily in Australia for controversial players of opposing teams.

THE BOYS (OR BASHFULS) ARE BACK IN TOWN

Today was one of our favorite kind of days, Jellycat delivery day!! Some Bashfuls that have been backordered for way too long are finally back in stock.

We opened the box to some very cramped friends!!

Cow is a little claustrophobic and is climbing the others just to get out!

Back in stock are:

Bashful Chocolate Bunny

Bashful Cow


Huge Bashful Bunny

Medium Bashful Cream Bunny

Medium Cordy Roy Gator

Bring one home before they are gone again! Come visit them at Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals.

LADYBUG GIRL – THIS WEEK #2, NEXT WEEK – THE WORLD!

Congratulations to Ladybug Girl, #2 on the NY Times Best Sellers List for Children’s books for the week of 6/6/10.


Everyone here at Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals says … “You go, girl!”