By Truffle McFurry
(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom based on a photograph by “Go Teddy!” s reporter Ann La Mar)
Hallo everybody, it’s me, Truffle, writing again about the Teddy Bears from The Yorkshire Moor!
Now, I have never seen in my life such sad Teddy Bears!!! It breaks my heart only looking at them.
I don’t know exactly why they are so sad. If I had been there I would have asked them. But it is Ann La Mar who sent me the photo, and I think she forgot to ask them. Well, I think they are so sad because they are stuck in a suitcase. I don’t know why so many people put Teddy Bears in suit cases to sell them. Oh yes, it kind of looks cute, with their heads popping out of the suitcases, and normally the suitcases are beautiful, but have these people ever thought how we Teddy Bears feel about it? It is like when you put people in a drawer… you know, people don’t like that either!
Well, these two they do look as if they need to be rescued. I hope they will soon find their adoptive house! Who ever you are out there, please write to me if you have adopted one of them. And how you have called him. I say “him”, but I am not sure they are boys. The one on the right is perhaps a girl. I will tell you something which I am a bit ashamed of: I don’t know how to recognise if a Teddy Bear is a boy or a girl when he/she does not wear clothes! I know that by human, it is almost the contrary: you can recognise it better when they are naked!
My Mom Miki puts a bit of heather in the background, to make the painting look happier… she so much loves all that heathering stuff!