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What You Want to Be When You Grow Up

Children are known for having their great imaginations and playing pretend. Adults would always ask, what do you want to be when you’re older? What do you want to do when you grow up?

Here are some of the most popular answers:

astronaut

 

Astronaut: many kids of going into space. There is nothing cooler to kids than rocket ships, aliens, and stars. Children are meant to explore and see what’s out there!

 

 
ballerina

 

Dancers: girls especially will dream of being dancers and showing their moves on stage- whether that’s through ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, or other styles.

 

 

athlete

 

Athletes: Who wouldn’t like to have a job doing something they already like to do? Playing sports is one dream of many children and is a goal to reach for that is actually fun!

 

 

vets

 

Vets: The best way to spend the day is with animals, right? Many children want to help animals that are hurt and make the world a better place for their furry friends.

 

 
pilot

 

Pilot: How cool would it be to be able to fly a plane?! Everyone would look like ants from up there! But seriously, kids love the idea of being able to fly and go somewhere new and exciting.

 

 

doctor

 

Doctor: Some kids have big hearts and want to make others feel better and possibly even give them surgery. We won’t tell them about the medical school they have to go through first.

 

 

military

 

Military: From a young age, children might get the urge to serve their country and fight for freedom.

 

 

 

No matter what they decide they want to be, as parents and family the best thing that we can do for them is encourage them to live their dreams and work toward their goal. Giving them a stuffable animal with a special outfit is a great way to do just that.

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Who said stuffed animals aren’t important?

Check out this story in the Boston Herald in early June about a Boston transit train that was halted, during rush hour, after a fallen stuffable animal fell on the tracks.

Exiting the Orange Line train at the Green Street Station in Jamaica Plain, little 3-year old Riley dropped her bunny stuffable animal, Nummy, on the tracks during a busy 5:30 p.m. commute. Nummy, Riley’s first ever stuffed animal and first ever friend, was now in jeopardy of being run over.

“Everyone saw it. You could hear this huge gasp,” Nummy’s grandmother and Riley’s mother Casey Carey-Brown told the Boston Herald.

With screams and cries for help from scared Riley, Casey took a shot in the dark and told Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority worker about the incident.

“I really expected her to say: ‘No, I’m sorry. It’s rush hour. There’s nothing that can be done,’” Casey told the Boston Herald. “And, that would be the end of the story.”

But what happened next was simple. The attendant phoned ahead to another attendant, who phoned the conductor of the oncoming train in Nunny’s path. The train stopped and the conductor got out and placed Nummy on the edge of the platform for Riley to never let go of again.

Listen to the MBTA calls ahead to the conductor here, courtesy of the Jamaica Plain Patch.

Simply incredible.  What would you do if your children’s stuffable animal was in danger of being killed?

Casey Carey-Brown blogs about her life with her daughter Riley, who she calls Roozle, and her wife Michelle, in “Life with Roozle.”

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Welcome to our blog!

Hello everybody and welcome to The Zoo Factory’s Blog! Here you will find interesting factoids about our stuffable animals, gift ideas, special features and industry related news, so make sure you check back often to see what new we have in store.

We one of the largest inventory of 8-inch and 15-inch stuffable animals available on the web.

Here’s how it works. Purchase what precious stuffed animal you want, choose the stuffing and accessories, and start building your friendly stuffable animal! Your child will love their custom stuffed animal, watching them “come to life” while filling the animal with the cotton stuffing. They’ll feel more bonded with their special friend actually making them.

Get them away from the video games and build a stuffed animal!

So browse our inventory and choose what cutie your child will fall in love with and check back with more news from The Zoo Factory!