Category Archives: Build-A-Bear Stores

021113: Military Child Salute – Maelin Parkison

Greetings from General Sarge HQ!

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted or have been able to do one of our weekly Military Child Salutes. There’s been a lot of changes going on around General Sarge Headquarters, all of them very exciting! I will talk more about these changes in future posts because this post is dedicated to this week’s Military Child Salute – a little girl named Maelin Parkison whose Navy Daddy is coming home very soon from a deployment to Afghanistan.

Look at that smile! Isn’t she a cutie?

Maelin was nominated for our Military Child Salute because “she misses and loves her Daddy very much” and we know she is beary excited that he is coming home so soon! Maelin is currently living in Michigan, but she will soon be moving back to Norfolk, VA, where her daddy is stationed, when he returns from deployment. 

We also found out that Maelin’s daddy is originally from Newark, NY – which is where my human-owners parents just moved from – and because of that we decided to send Maelin one of our Rochester Knighthawks autographed bears that they built and stuffed with love for us here at General Sarge HQ.

The Rochester Knighthawks posing with General Sarge and Giggles, one of the bears they built and donated to General Sarge HQ.

As you can see, Giggles is a Navy bear just like Maelin’s daddy is in the Navy and he was built by the players full of love and fun. With a name like Giggles, you know that you will be laughing all the time whenever he is around. 

Maelin, we are very proud of your strength and courage here at General Sarge Headquarters. Thank you for being a great military child and we know that you will continue to do great things as you grow up. We salute you!

Two Paws Up!


General Sarge

042112: Building Furry Friends

Greetings from Build-A-Bear Workshop store in Eastview Mall! Today I went to work with my human-owners Dad, which also happens to be the place where I was “born” when my human-owner made me when he was 10. It’s always nice to visit the place where I came from!

Today my human-owners Dad worked, though he says it’s not work if you’re having fun. He has a lot of fun building new furry friends. Of course, furry friends are the best because we give the best hugs!

As you can see in the picture below, I’m having a lot of fun helping my human-owners Dad build bears. It’s cool to see these furry friends come to life and faces light up with that first hug.

Two paws up!
General Sarge