By Miki de Goodaboom
(Illustration based on a photograph by “Go Teddy!” s reporter Ann La Mar)
My Teddy Bear Truffle McFurry presented recently the first group portrait of The Bears from the Yorkshire Moor. But there are so many of them that I had to do another painting featuring them.
Truffle is following the Brexit referendum, so he hasn’t got any time to write right now. His Dad is in the UK at the moment, and Truf’ is very scared that he wont ever see his Dad again if they vote for Brexit. I have found no way to calm him down.
Ann La Mar, one of our star reporters at “Go Teddy!” sent us some wonderful photographs from the Moor Teddy Bears. They are so interesting, so different from all the Teddies I know. I love to pain them. Truffle was very upset about the one with the red label showing a 25% discount. He asked:
“How can they put a discount on a Teddy bear? This is not a farm animal market!”
I have to admit, that bear looks very sad. And I understand Truffle’s logic. I answered:
“You know, Truffy, when they sell him cheaper, he will find very fast a lovely family who adopts him!”
But Truffle was not convinced:
“Then it will be a family with not much money, and money is important!”
Oh here we are, I thought, that philosophical discussion about money again.
“Yes, Truffy, money it is important. But Love is more important!”
But my Truffle is not daft. One can’t fool him him so easily. He said
“One can have much money and much love as well! Look, if we had no money at all, we could not go to the bear picnic in England this summer and we would not meet Auntie Ann, and ClaireBear, and Georgia, and Pedro, and all these wonderful Teddies from the Moor! This would be awful!”
I gave up. There is no sense in discussing with a clever Teddy Bear, you will always be wrong!