By Ursus Arctos
(Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom based on photographs by “Go Teddys!” s new reporter “Jo du Nor”)
I am Ursus Arctos, from Balkans… Many years ago, as I was a young orphan baby due to this terrible period , I met Joël (alias Jo du Nor), a PeaceKeeper in Sarajevo and we became closed friends. One day, he said to me that he really missed his wife. As I did not know France, I proposed to him to make a surprise to her wife by bringing her a message.
I remember how she cried when I knocked on her door…
It was a very long trip and as you can see on the photo, I damaged my left foot and his lovely wife, having looked after me, decided not to let me going back home and she adopted me !
Now, I lived in France with my new family and I love them so much that they love me…
PS (by Miki de Goodaboom): I have very recently learnt that a person who is very fond of and is usually a collector of Teddy Bears is called “an arctophile” (from Greek “arktos”, bear)
I want to thank Jo du Nor, from the bottom of mu heart, for sharing that wonderful bear and his so special story with us…
2 thoughts on “Ursus Arctos”
So cute… a lovely paint. Memories and emotion, I love it. Thanks, dear Miki.
Thank you to you, dear Jo du Nor! It was a wonderful motif to paint, and while I panted him, I felt very attached to Ursus Arctos, coming from so far away… I hope you will share more bears from your family with us! 🙂