By Miki de Goodaboom
(based on a photograph by “Go Teddy!”‘s reporter Ann La Mar)
Yesterday Ann La Mar went on a walk through her beautiful North Yorkshire Moor and picked up some heather for Truffle McFurry and me. She knows how much I love the heather, and as far as I remember, I have never seen some “live”.
Then she went home and had three of her lovely Teddy Bears sending the heather to Truffle and me. From right to left they are:
Marlon, Fluffle & Travis
What a heart-warming gesture!
I have already introduced you to Marlon, – his full name being Marlon Blanco-, from Spain but living with Ann in the UK now. I have painted him at different occasions, last time being at the Tour de Yorkshire.
But it is the first time I have painted Travis… he has a touching story, told by Ann:
“… He is small and cute his little patches are made of something like rain coat material and were going all hard and crinkly in Spain so I brought him back they feel better now.
A little back ground on Travis…..I went to my dentist one day and was sitting in the waiting area and in the corner of the room was an open box all I could see was two dark eyes staring at me. I went to look and there was a little bear starring at me with several others. My name was called so I went for my check up and came back to pay. I looked round and this little bear was still looking at me…..I had to have him…the receptionist said they were being sold for a local charity so that was it I bought him. In the back ground was music it was ‘why does it always rain on me! By Travis…..outside it was raining so he became Travis…..”
Travis is immensely lucky to have been adopted by Ann!
As for Fluffle, the big fluffy one in the middle, I will paint him again one day, and tell you his story then.
For now Truffle and me just want to add:
THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANN, MARLON, TRAVIS & FLUFFLE!