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Friday, December 12, 2008

Replacement Bear


So, yeah...I'm Replacement Bear. Great name, huh?

That's 'cuz I was intended to be a replacement for another much loved teddy bear...(you can read the entire gruesome story here)...a stoooopid idea that failed miserably and not only left me looking like a idiot, but also resulted in my complete and total banishment from everyone's sight and mind for the next 40 years!

Not that I'm bearing a grudge mind you.

Here is the dastardly duo...I mean, my coulda-been-Cuddler and yep, you guessed it Dear Teddy's very own, Busy Bear.

Until a few weeks ago Little Ms. Coulda-Been hadn't laid eyes on me in four decades, so she was very surprised when she found me packed away amongst some of her really OLD STUFF. Thank goodness she did not toss me across the room again! No...she has actually become much nicer in her old age...and even let me sit on the shelf right next to Busy Bear (who was very nice and talked a LOT to me)...but still, somehow I just didn't feel like I belonged. But where is a 40-something year-old teddy bear with ZERO experience doing anything suppose to go?


Well, leave it to Busy Bear to come up with a GREAT idea ~ he spoke with SnOwy BeAr about my predicament and SNoWy invited me to come to England for Christmas! And after that, I hope to travel Souff to visit Grumpy Ted! And if I survive that, then who knows where I will go next!


I am so excited to finally have a special purpose in life! Now I am like The Official Dear Teddy Goodwill AmbassaBEAR, or something. Yahoo!


(And don't worry SnOwY...My psybearatrist says as long as I never have to endure being stuffed into a dark, cramped box again then my little "instability issues" will probably resolve themselves. WHAT? It's gonna take 2 weeks to get to England?....and I have to travel in...a...BOX?!?)

16 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I hope you feel better now - getting that off your chest an' all.

Grumpy spotted this post this morning and seems to be quite excited at the prospect of meeting you. I say "seems" because, quite frankly, his expression hardly ever changes - even when I thump him.

BTW do you have any special needs? - just asking ......

SnOwY bEaR said...

aww Replacement Bear or can I call you RP?
I am so excited to think you are coming over here for Christmas.
The down side is that you are actually very attactive (in a bear kind of way) and I am very worried that Sue may divert her attentions!!

I reckon in bear years I have about 10 days to woo her with flowers, chocolates, a smooch or 2 and sweet talk to disable her attentions ... oh and also to find an 'amore' for you in the collection of 'stored' bears here

Safe journey RP and look forward to you landing over here

SnOwY bEaR said...

Sue has just commented your pink lips RP... mmmmm must keep a watchful eye.. thank goodness I have had lazer treatment ...

Busy Bear said...

DaddyP - Replacement Bear (RP) has only spent about 2 minutes out of the box his whole life...my guess is he's prolly pretty shy. But then again...maybe he'll just grab this opportunity to go totally NUTZ! Guess we'll find out when he gets there, eh?

And SnOwY - RP is really looking forward to meeting you and Sue....just remembear, he is an ingenue when it comes to women! So Sue, BE NICE!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Oh yes, that unstuffing/hanging story gave Drowsey nightmares!

Well, well ... look at that sweet little girl! She's ADORABLE! And the bangs! LOL My sister had bangs just like that as we ALWAYS remind her. Now she's OBSESSED with her bangs, they have to be LONG! I'm sure that hairstyle was traumatic for her, LOL.

Anyway ... I'm glad you've found your true purpose in life. Most of us don't figure that out until middle age anyway.

I've heard of travelling bras, but this is the first travelling bear I've met! Be safe!

Busy Bear said...

Hi Drowsey - Oh yeah - those bangs! What was that poor sweet, adorable child's mother thinking?...I mean, could there possibly be a less flattering hairstyle for someone with a mega-forehead like that?

Daddy Papersurfer said...

What are bangs? Is it a career choice?

Busy Bear said...

Bangs....ya know the hair that hangs down over your forehead?

Oh. Ummm, maybe you wouldn't know....well, that's what they are!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Do you mean fringe? RP hasn't got a fringe ...... oh, you mean the sweet little girl that grew up to be a blog monster - tee hee

Busy Bear said...

OK...I guess you blokes call it fringe.

And while that sweet little girl certainly is a blog monster...she sure hasn't grown up! ;)

Ten Cent Tipsy said...

I have difficulty telling the sex of you bears that don't wear clothes and don't show your nasty bits, so I don't know if you're a he or a she. This makes it difficult for an alpha male bear such as I to determine whether I should be interested in what you're talking about.

Busy Bear said...

Ya know 10c...I forgot to ask or look! I dunno WHAT sex Replacement Bear is! I assumed he was a guy (like ME!)

Maybe SnOwy BeAr will find out....

SnOwY bEaR said...

10c I know what you mean being an alpha bear too.... RP does have some lushious lips to be sure ... I am hoping he is one for the ladies .. as I don't swing

Busy Bear said...

Gee SnOwY BeAr what DO you mean "being an alpha bear"?....am I one too? Is Grumpy Ted? As for RP, well, he (???) was in the closet for decades....so maybe?.....gosh....I don't know!!!

SnOwY bEaR said...

OMG .. luscious lips... closets ... what on earth have you sent over .

what was that Sue? No I am not being cruel.. yes dear I will greet our visitor with open arms .. yes I will be polite .. no I have not been learning bad habits from Grumpy Ted... please don't give me that angry doll look ...

John C said...

Anatomically, I don't know dick who's who sometimes either. I do feel for the guy, though. Somehow I don't see how, since there's nothing there to feel.

Sorry. My bad. :)