Sunday, May 17, 2009

Roo - The Real Thing

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. ... Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

Charlie and Roo

- Excerpts from "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams

 

20 comments:

aninhas said...

That is sooooo lovely and soooo sad at the same time...

Hugs and kisses from kikos world

dewdana said...

so sweet! If I recall correctly when Charlie first got Roo, he had to be supervised because you were worried Roo would get torn limb from limb but instead charlie has just carried him everywhere for some time now, no? That is so so sweet!
Moose + Dana

Farley's Mom said...

You are a sweetheart Charlie, and I'm glad you have your friend Roo to love!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ahhhhh!

Now Mom will be thinking of The Velveteen Oswald...yum, I mean Rabbit!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sam said...

Sam wishes he had a Roo too, although his Bear will have to do!

Sam

Lorenza said...

Hi, Charlie!
I know you give lots of love to Roo!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Thor said...

How sweet is it!

xoxo,
Thor

meemsnyc said...

Oh Charlie, how sweet you are with Roo!

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Charlie, you really do LOVE your Roo!

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Dog Breed Checks said...

Ahh charlie looks like hes snuggling with roo

Sami & Baylee said...

Charlie I like roo. I know a horse name Roo.

xoxox Sami

Kasha said...

What a cute post! Adorable picture , it made me smile!
Kasha and Africa!

Mason Dixie said...

What a nice post. =)

Randi said...

Awww ...little Roo...soo sweet!

love & licks,
Randi

Sue said...

It simply doesn't get any sweeter than that.

Warm wishes,
Jack, Jill & Kona

Moco said...

Charlie is showing his sensitive side. Good job.

Kasha said...

How is it that they know indeed!

CJ/Rick said...

You're trying to make me feel all mushy. You were a success. Nice post.

Suzuki said...

Hi Charlie!
I'm just stopping by to let you know that Scooby & Lady have set a date fur their wedding. Stop by my blog to see how to RSVP if you would like to attend.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Twix said...

Ahhh, there is nothing better than a well loved toy! Nice to meet ya, Charlie! ~Twix