By Truffle McFurry and Nelle La Belle
(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom)
Hallo, Truffle here, introducing you to new couisns from France!
The other day Nelle La Belle -By the way, it is my who invented her pen name for “Go Teddy!”, I find it beautiful and she loves it too!- sent me photographs of some of her bears.
On one of them are these two amazing bears, called “Effiloché” (The big one) and “Petichourose”(the little pink one). It sounds so poetic and so funny! I know a bit of French, but I had to ask my Mom what “éffiloché” and “Petichourose” means. She said:
“Effiloché means something like fluffly… and Petichourose something like little pink cutie…”
Now this is good. “Fluffly” is a very nice word. My Auntie Ann has even got a bear called “Fluffle”! And Little Pink Cutie is a great name for the little one.
Nelle la Belle told me the story:
“… Effiloché was abandoned in an English boutique type store (hard to describe the style, I think it‘s English. He gave me a look so full of kindness that he melt my heart. And as soon as I touched him, it was over, he had to come back with me :). As well as being beautiful, he is o soft! As he is the biggest of the entire family, it’s almost natural that he takes care of Petichourose, which is the smallest of the family…”
Welcome to our family, Effiloché and Petichourose, we already love you so much!