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Monday, November 3, 2008

Teddy Banstead:

Notable low points in my life:
Having my ears flapped off and low budget cosmetic replacements made from corduroy.
Relegated to position of second fiddle due to my owners father winning a cuddly Koala in a ‘guess-the-number-of-sweets-in-a-jar competition.
Having my nose darned by artificial light and finding in the cold light of day that purple thread had been used in error.
Taken out and shot in apparently motiveless attack with an air rifle on my 14th birthday. (my abdominal wounds were dressed with more corduroy but no suitable eye replacement was ever found - hence the squint.
Notable high point in my life:
It’s been pleasantly quiet on the shelf these last 34 years.

Story submitted to Grumpy Ted from a non-blogger called Pettulant.


Busy Bear said...

Well gosh...perhaps another high point in your life might be knowing that corduroy is making a BIG comeback here in the USA!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Your are so uplifting Busy ...... what a bear!

SnOwY bEaR said...

OMG I am wiping a tear from my recently repaired eye..... Pettulant get your furry backside over to my place with my cuddler, she is a billy whizz with a needle and thread ... you can bearly see the stiching once she has worked her stuff........

[shudder... air rifles....]