This is my new best friend. I call him Little Joe. Little Joe is a Duffy the Disney Bear just like me.
Mommy and I went the Disney’s Character Warehouse store in Orlando with Auntie Cee. As soon as we entered the store, I headed right over to get myself a Cars toy. I passed by a group of my Duffy the Disney Bear friends along the way and I decided to stop to do some Adoption Counseling first before I picked out my toy.
I never thought that we would be adopting a new member into our family that night, but when one’s Adoption Activation Device (AAD) pings it’s time to be adopted.
Little Joe knew he was meant to join our family. Mommy and I were at the same store about three hours earlier and Little Joe’s device fully activated when me and mommy walked into the store. Only Little Joe said he was still in the back of the store! It was National Ear Hat Day and the cast member that was programmed to put Little Joe out on the display that hour for us to adopt was delayed by the other guests shopping in the store. He said that he felt terribly lonely and afraid when he realized that we left the store without him.
Little Joe got himself to calm down and focus on how to get adopted by me and mommy. He was certain that he was supposed to have gone home with us. He told me that because his heart already connected to me and mommy he was able to tap into the early protocols on the Adoption Activation Device (AAD) chip and pull me and mommy back into the store.
While he was waiting for the moment we would return to adopt him, he cleverly maneuvered himself behind the other Duffy’s and activated the Duff-OM-Meter Shield (DOMMS) until he could draw us back into the store. Now I know why mommy was getting obsessed about returning to the Disney Character Warehouse on International Drive and not the one on Vineland Avenue in Orlando. Of course I didn’t mind at all, I love shopping at Disney Stores!
Obviously, something wasn’t correctly synchronized with his device. I know how that feels. I had problems with my Adoption Activation Device (AAD) too! But that’s probably why I knew – that I knew – that I knew – that I knew – that as soon as I saw Little Joe he was super meant to be in our family!
When we got Little Joe back to our time share, I lent him a pair of my pajamas. My clothes are really big on him. We kept laughing super hard because Little Joe’s pajama bottoms kept falling down when we were jumping around and playing with my toys on the bed.
We could hear mommy say, “Duffy and Duffy, please be careful not to fall off the bed.”
I was a little confused. I wasn’t sure which one of us mommy was calling out to first. I always thought that a Duffy the Disney Bear would just be called ‘Duffy’ because the Adoption Activation Device Duffy Name Frequency Chip (AADDNFC) would allow each Duffy to be called Duffy. I even told mommy that’s how the Name Frequency Chip worked.
Yet, over the next day or two the more I heard both of us being called Duffy I started to feel like I was losing my identity and my paranoidal tendencies from my Adoption Activation Device’s early activation protocol processes malfunctioning were starting to return.
Even mommy said that she was surprised when it didn’t feel right to call both of us Duffy. Mommy asked Little Joe his name, and he told her he knew he was a Duffy Bear. … but he also seemed a little bit uncertain that being called Duffy was the perfect fit for him.
Then a day or two later, out of the blue I just called him Little Joe and the name FIT! Little Joe’s smile grew larger and larger.
He said as soon as I called him Little Joe another chip in his Adoption Activation Device (AAD) started to vibrate and feel very warm before it pinged into lock mode. He said that he felt like he now had his own very special identity.
What we finally realized is that Little Joe’s real name IS ‘Duffy’ just like me, yet his special name is ‘Little Joe’!
A.K.A. Duffy the Disney Bear
Well it looks like Duffy and Little Joe have hit it off just fine. I hope Shellie Mae accepts him also or did she run off with the FedEx delivery man? lol
Huh? Run off with the FedEx delivery man? I don’t get it Uncle Richard?
ShellieMay was super happy when Little Joe came home with us. She like playing this mommy stuff or something – I don’t get it. I think it’s a girl thing.
Very cute! 🙂
Little Joe has kinda become Duffy’s ‘Robin’ (Batman & Robin, etc.) Little Joe prefers to wear Duffy’s clothes even though they are way too big on him!
I never know that! 🙂
Yep, Little Joe really looks up to Duffy.
I have never knew you had a Adoption Activation Device (AAD)
It was suppose to be a BIG SECRET! But my AAD went all funny and that’s how I discovered grandpa Walt’s invention!
What do you mean by, “grandpa Walt’s invention”
Yes! Exactly! Grandpa Walt had a secret laboratory. I think I’m the first one to go public with it.
That’s cool! 🙂
Awh! I have a big Duffy and a small one. My Duffy calls him stuffy.
LOL!!! Stuffy! That’s cute! ….Hey… wait? Which Duffy calls which Duffy ‘Stuffy’? The big one – is that one Duffy? – Is the little one, a 17″ like me? Is the 17″ Stuffy or Duffy? …. If I ever get to meet them, I want to call them by the right name!
Big u sized is Duffy. Hahaha!
Oh! OK! Thanks! ……and little sized Duffy is 12 inches?
Yup. Stuffy says hi!!! Haha! We r going to a garage sale tomorrow. Need anything?
Oh! Drat! I missed you garage sale trip! Sorry….. I was helping ShellieMay with her Olympic Sleeping Competition.
Did you get any neat stuff?
You are growing up so fast Duffy. Are you getting interested in any sports ? Take care of your sister and little brother.
Mommy says that I’m growing up too fast too. I’ve been playing soccer for a whole year now! I’m watching the Olympics. I wish I could try the swimming stuff. 🙁
I promise to help with my Little Joe & ShellieMay. We always have lots of fun together!
I am glad that you are enjoying soccer. What position do you play? I am glad you are enjoying the Olympics. Give Little Joe and ShellieMay a hug for me.
I’m the Forward! I’m really good at making goals!
((((((((((((Hugs all around!)))))))))))
Yeah, I got a painting a hat and Disney cups.
I bet you can get lots of really cool Disney stuff at garage sales living in the Orlando area.
R u going to get another Duffy adoption any time soon.
We adopted two more Duffy’s yesterday from Epcot! We got a Goofy Duffy & an All American Uncle Sam Duffy! Their Adoption Activation Devices are going through the final stages of Duffy the Disney Bear human to Duffy the Disney Bear bonding for life processing as I type!
That’s very cute! Happy living to all of you!
Thank you beary much! They are going to get documented today with their birth certificates. Then they will start their Teddy Bear lessons!
I am going to DW today with my THREE Duffies. I just got a new one. It’s the Valentine’s one and I named it Monica. Now, I have to carry three Duffies! Ain’t that a hand full?
Sure is!!! Mommy wants to get a special bag for when she takes, me, ShellieMay & Little Joe to the park.
I wish I was there today! – I wish I was there everyday! I went on Friday for the 1st day of the Food & Wine Festival. We are also going tomorrow for EPCOT’s 30th!!! Yippeee!!!
Give Duffy a BIG hug for ME!!!!
I hope you had a great time at DW Master Duffy. Try not to pester you mother to much. Remember, she has been nice to you and your brother and sister. Don’t bug her to much for honey treats.
HI Uncle Richard! But we LOVE honey! 🙁 ….ok, we’ll behave, we’ll at least we’ll try to behave. I get so excited & forget stuff.
I had a super fun time at Disney. The special 30th Anniversary fireworks at EPCOT were Spectacular! Super Spectacular! The tons and tons of kabooms at the very end of the show shook ever fiber in my stuffing!
I got mommy really busy right now working on executing my plans for my 2nd Anniversary MeetUp partay!
Happy birthday Epcot!
I shared your well wishes to Epcot yesterday!
In the UK, we call soccer ‘football’. Football for you is called ‘Rugby’ for us. That is beary confusing! I loved reading the story of Little Joe’s birth. I’m going to get the 2013 Duffy this year, as well as some more Duffy stuff! I just noticed how my Build a bear beds are both for girls, and that Duffy and Shellie May need some better beds. Do you know of a place that sells teddy bear beds?
No, sorry, I wish I could get my own Teddy Bear bed! We don’t have enough room in the house mommy said for us to get our own beds yet. I got my mommy out to look for new houses though. I think I need my own room. Well, I would share with Little Joe & ShellieMay can have her own room for all her girly stuff.
That’s okay! Duffy hates his build a bear bed because it’s another pink heart bed. When I clear out my walk in closet that I don’t use, and whenever I do clean it out, I’ll have to find some stuff fur Duffy and make him some room! I have a corner for my build a bear stuff but it’s all girly stuff because my BAB’s are all girls, sadly. I don’t use my bears any more because I have Duffy and Shellie May!
Ewwwwwweeee! A pink heart! I don’t blame him… Ok, I know that “Duffy Brings Love” and “ShellieMay brings Joy”, but a heart is kinda girly. I wouldn’t mind a Lightening McQueen! That would be super cool!
They have lightning Mcqueen BAB bedding you know! Duffy wants it. I might get my Dad to make me one this year. Or two! LOL
I chose Duffy Brings Love as my name here because It’s a username on one forum and I love it! Hey, have you notice I added my blog to my username?
Lightning McQueen BaB bedding! How did I miss that? Mommy did make me a Lightning McQueen quilt. It was from the sewing store.
I did notice that your blog and your user name were the same. I thought you were someone else first, because I remembered seeing DuffyBringLove before. It’s a super good description of what Duffy Bears do bestest!
I think they still sell them online and in store. That’s so lovely! I can just imagine it now, that seems so cute!
I get what you mean, the Blog on your Blogroll! Aha, there isn’t much else I can think of really. I will be doing a lot of revamping of my blog.
I gots to get working on some blog posts. Do you think it will be ok if I email you? I have your email address. Then we can chat through email and post comments about each others blogs on our blogs.
That would be great! I don’t mind at all! I haven’t got many emails yet. I think I might have a reply to the one I sent to my Dad to get some paper and a hole puncher for my homework. More disadvantages of school!
That will be so fun!
That’s neat you can email your daddy to ask for stuff. My mommy said that she didn’t like school I guess that’s why she doesn’t make me go. But she said that I still got to know stuff. Well, she didn’t say stuff, but you know what I mean.
I’ve got to go now, but I’ll be on tomorrow! It will be 11AM for you, almost when I get on. See you soon!
Sweet Dreams! I hope your computer behaves tomorrow!
Thank you Duffy! It has been a bit better recently, I gave him computer candy! LOL!
Computer candy? You are bearRILLiant! I bet if I give my new computer, computer candy it will always behave and work really super fast for me. I LOVE super fast computers!
Hi ! This is Shellie mays mummy. Poor little Joe, my Shellie may is making fun if him and wants to ask you why he is so small
Naughty Shellie may
Hehehehe! Little Joe is a 12″ Duffy the Disney Bear. They put clothes on all the 12″ bears. Not like us 17″ bears that are just fur breathing when we get adopted.
Little Joe likes being small. He said it’s easier for him to sneak around and not get caught. He also likes to sit in ShellieMay’s lap. He couldn’t do that if he was bigger.
Not the exact way I thought he would come to your family, but okay! F.Y.I. The way I thought he would come to be is like how humans do it; y’know, hospitals, and doowangers, and yippers yappers!!
Hehehe! Doowangers & yippers yappers! That would be pretty neat!
We would have preferred to go to HKDL ourselves…. but mommy hadn’t figured out how to teleport herself yet and I’m too young to go by myself.