In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. The incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902, and the caricature became an instant classic.
As I am one Queen of the Teddy Bears…Needless to say, I have a few…I’ve started to find over the years that I really like unusual teddy’s,lol.
These are just a few…My oldest teddy bear is actually the big rabbit sitting next to Yoda there. She was given to me as a combination of Easter and Birthday present. Since they’re usually so close to each other.
My newest is probably Sarabi, even though she has probably been around since the animated Lion King. I’ve only just recently purchased her. However, Mila, the little white rabbit. Was bought for my birthday and I can’t remember who came first. So Sarabi is the newest one that I purchased.
Teddy Dayis believed that the day gets its name from US President, Theodore ‘Teddy‘ Roosevelt after a cute little teddy was designed to honour his decision of not killing an animal during one of his hunting trips.
It’s an ideal time to get together with others for a teddy bear’s favourite activity, having a picnic, as immortalised in the classic song, ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic.’ This was written in 1907, shortly after teddy bears were first manufactured in Europe and America. The American toy bears were named Teddy, in honour of President Theodore Roosevelt, who had refused to shoot a small captured bear on a hunting trip. Many teddy bears have become famous over the years, including Paddington Bear, Rupert Bear, Pudsey Bear and, of course, Winnie the Pooh.
If you know me, I am the teddy bear Queen! Even though I am pretty sure that it’s an American holiday.