Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Big Ted This is Your Life

We start with a brand new Ted in his/her very early days.
When asked what I wanted for my 18th birthday many many years ago I requested a big yellow bear and so Ted came into my life. I could have asked for a more sensible or useful gift which I'm sure would have been gone and forgotten by now. Ted is a Merrythought bear made in England where all the best bears come from, he is wearing the original red bow. When new Ted had a very large growl, sadly worn out now.Pictured above when new Ted is with the beautiful cat Twink I had at that time.
We are growing older together Ted and you have always been a favourite with all my cats. No this cat isn't Emily, it's my lovely Himalayan colourpoint nicknamed Best One (real name Ranee) who died 5 years ago aged 16. Ted is starting to show a little wear on the paws here.
Here is Emily sleeping with Ted for company. Note Ted is now a royal bear.


Charlotte useing Ted as backdrop for her posing. Note Pink before her transformation to Royal Wedding bear.



Ted providing comfort to a grandson on a sleepover. The waistcoat Ted is wearing was one worn by my daughter when she was two.



Ted helping newer bears to settle in and find their place in the household.
Thank you Ted, I think you might be the best gift I ever received and thank you for always being willing to model any clothes for my blog or entering Doll club competition in whatever category decided.
I think we will have many more years together Ted and lots more adventures.




17 comments:

  1. What a colourful life Ted has had so far. Ted seems to be a good cat whisperer. Happy days to you and Ted.

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  2. How cute, but what a big bear ! when I see him besides your grandson !
    I had all kinds of stuffed animals but never got a bear ! So when my son was born I bought bears to fill in my childhood trauma. (then I switched over to cats, lol)

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  3. Isn't it wonderful how bears can find us comfort all through our years. That Ted ~ he's a classic!!!
    xo Catherine

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  4. Ted is so cute and a lovely friend forever !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  5. You have started trouble. The bears here want to know how come Ted leads such an interesting life and all they do is sit (with the occassional hug from a grandchild). I have warned them about all the orphan bears at charity shops, but also promised if they stop the fuss they can watch TV.

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