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.
If you follow some on Instagram and Facebook (not so much Twitter) you might have seen the tags. #bearsinthewindow, #charliebearsinthewindow #bearinthewindow … So I’m posting my charlie bears looking out the window. You could make someone’s day today by showing that you care about them whilst they are isolated away. Charlie Bears are a special type of bear. Not in that they are “special”, they are hand made, designed by Charlie. I probably could have smiled more in the second one,lol.
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.
Apart from a lovely a visit from my baby brother, everything else has gone horribly wrong!
I do have to say that I have been loving the responses to my Liebsters Award post and how its not just myself that has some good plush love happening! In a totally G rated capacity…(that could have been weird!lol)
Below is a picture of myself and my latest purchase…Her name is Savannah and she is a “Charlie Bear“, but I had to go on ebay to find her. They’ve all discontinued her year. I bought her because she looked just the right size for some cuddling and I also bought her in memory and in honour of all the little lion cubs that I’ve seen and we’ve lost on safarilive
Lions have always been my favourite and top 5 favourite animals of all time!
Well this weekend has not turned out how I expected it too at all…My first weekend in nearly two months with no set weekend work…My Dad is suddenly is hospital and now I’m waiting too see which hospital I’m supposed to go…Oh…TAKE YOUR CHOLESTEROL MEDICINE! This weekend though has Teddy Bear day and there are some great causes going around!
(I really need to find out who drew this picture, I love it so much and use it all the time! If anyone knows, please let me know!)
So here are some lovely facts about Teddy Bears:
The classic “Teddy’s Bear Picnic” song was written in 1907. Penned by American composer “J.K. Bratton.
The American Teddy Bears were named after President Theodore Roosevelt after he refused to shoot a bear.
Some famous teddy bears: Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Fozzie Bear, Rupert, those Bears from Play School (Litted Ted and Big Bear, I think?)…and Ted.
In the very early 1900’s, bear toys were called ‘Bruins’. The first advertisement for Bruins appeared in the American toy trade magazine Playthings in May 1906.
In 1912, as the world received news of the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage with shocked disbelief, the German soft toy company run by Steiff created a black bear to give as mourning gifts for all those who lost loved ones on the Titanic.
Trawling through Facebook today and it is terrifying me the hatred that is out there. I mean hatred by ALL men and women from all backgrounds not just one in particular. Do these people even realise that they even sound like the very people that they hate?
Anyways I was having a really hard time not giving into the fear and yelling at them all (by writing in cap-locks of course) and telling them how stupid they all are. Then I found this video. It’s time to all hug our teddy’s (press for link to article and video) If you ever feel scared and alone, just hug your favourite teddy (because it might not be a bear…Mine is a plush Lion and now a Olaf)
The author and creator of the film is by Tyler Novo and you can find the entire film including the credits.