Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Sunday, 18 November 2007

A Certain Bear

I adopted Bob The Bear (or Bob T Bear esq., as he prefers to be known) in 2002, packing him off in a box to Ecuador. Also in the box was a supply of Chocolate Biscuits for the journey, a Christmas Pudding, some tea, and a few other things that my partner, at that time working in Quito, would be missing. He had mentioned to me that he had never had a Bear when he was a boy, so I decided that I had to correct this dreadful remiss. I hugged Bob and told him to pass on the hug when he got there, which I'm assured he did.

My partner was just a good friend back then, but after he returned to the UK in August 2003, we realised that no Bear deserved to have estranged parents and so we all moved in together. The rest is history, much of which Bob took to documenting in his personal diaries, which he moved into blogland last year.


Calamity Jane said...

Hi Helena!

That's a great picture of Bob - it captures his character so well. I've just been reading back over your blog and it looks like I've missed a lot. I'm glad Fluffy is doing OK. And a belated Happy 40th Birthday to you! Turning 40 was a bit of an anticlimax for me too ... does that mean we're both over that hill now? :-)

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Aww! That's a great portrait of Bob, and so romantic how he brought you and his daddy together.

Rachelle said...

Very cute, very cute!
Hug that brown ball of fur for me, and then have him hug you from me :))

Helena said...

Calamity Jane,

I'm just glad to have got it out of the way! I feel I was holding my breath waiting for that birthday to fall! Now- isn't life meant to begin again? Hello? I'm waiting?


Helena said...


Ah yes, but I wouldn't tell Bob. He's at that age when everything romantic is "sissy stuff".


Helena said...

Thank you, Rachelle! He gets lots of hugs, as you can see from his fur! (Don't tell him I said that.)


CHEWY said...

Handsome portait of Bobby. (can I call him Bobby?) Furry bear hair waving in every direction. Innocently posing as he plans his next escapade.

The Mighty Beluga said...

that is the sweetest bear/gift ever. i have a bear on my bed. his name is:

creative, i know.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Helena,

That's a wonderful glimpse into three lives.

Now I can place Bob in an even more meaningful perspective.

Mr Mans Wife said...

Ahh that is so cute! I don't care if it's sissy, I love romantic stories!

It's great to see you drawing again. :o)

BumbleVee said...

ahhhh...finally, I know the story of Bob...and... great drawing of him too.

sandyshares said...

I'm so glad he did join the blogland . Some very difficult days he has made me laugh and think. I have an uphill battle and he's my little buddy and yours too I 'm sure. Thanks for sharing him with the world sandy in Spring Lake Florida

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