Sunday, December 4, 2011

Studio dog postscript

She may look sweet and innocent but don't be fooled--Darcy is a destroyer.  She is not allowed in the studio without a chaperone.
This is why. 
I know how to fix the feet, but I'm not sure I can do much with those hands. 
Although I hate throwing things away, I'm not sure this is worth salvaging.  Any suggestions?

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  1. A little epoxy and some skin tone paint and she'll be back in the saddle in no time!

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  2. Good to know that I am not the only one with a dog who likes to eat model horse accessories!

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  3. Maybe you could try fixing her hands by putting rods in her stubs and then rebuild epoxy hands over it.

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  4. Yeah, I could sculpt new hands... I'm just not sure it's worth it. These dolls cost fifteen dollars maybe? Is it worth $15 worth of frustration?

    Mostly, I'm just glad it wasn't a good doll. This was kind of funny (ha! my kids thought it was HILARIOUS). There would have been nothing humorous about the destruction of a good doll.

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  5. I suppose she could become a winter rider, wearing mittens. Or perhaps a theraputic rider with no hands?

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  6. My first thought was to turn her into a therapeutic rider as well. She'd make a great little amputee rider. Shoot, I think I saw drum horses that had reins attached to the stirrups so their riders could control them, why couldn't she have a rig like that? I think that'd look pretty cool, it'd certainly make for a very different performance setup :)

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  7. I agree with making her a therapeutic rider. I saw a couple videos of a girl on youtube with only 1 hand who was jumping and everything. I think that would be an awesome and very unique set up.

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  8. I knew a girl growing up who was missing both arms from just below the elbow, she dual-wielded a matching set of hooks that opened and closed to allow her to pick up things.She was almost as good with those hooks as I am with my hands. Maybe you could sculpt a set for this doll? Make her special and I bet she would do well in shows.

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  9. Keep her as an extra for a set up that requires a rider stuck in quicksand?

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  10. I agree with the "use her for a therapeutic riding setup" folks - that was my first thought! How nice of Darcy to provide you with a quadruple amputee. :-/

    [This reminds me of the time my guinea pig got a hold of one of Daughter's little Kelly dolls. She's Barbie's little sis, if you don't know. Anyway, doll was extracted from under the couch with her nose and part of her face gnawed off. Daughter was hysterical, and I was, too, except I was laughing... :-) I don't quite know why!]

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  11. I saw this and immediately thought of your post, Jennifer :)

    http://www.pennsylvaniaequestrian.com/news2011/december/Lizzy-Traband-Talent-Determination-Redefine-Disability.php

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  12. Pamela 12 años Chile :DDecember 5, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Hola yo creo que deverias segir lo de pantano del arbol studio..
    ya que es muy combeniente y creativo no creo que nadien tendria un jinete sin manos de teraputic :D
    Fiel Segidora

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  13. http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/F1fdtgn8eND/Paralympics+Day+3+Equestrian/OQDtzWu4zTV/Bettina+Eistel

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  14. http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/F1fdtgn8eND/Paralympics+Day+3+Equestrian/OQDtzWu4zTV/Bettina+Eistel

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