Gary McKinnon has lost his latest appeal to the High Court in his fight to avoid extradition to America. The US authorities want to extradite him to stand trial for what they call “the biggest military computer hack of all time”. Gary admits to hacking into US military computers but denies it was malicious or that he caused damage costing $800,000 as claimed by the Americans.
Today, the little girl above has reached the ripe old age of fifteen. Our very own Bearkeeper Andreaa is getting a big girl and today The Bears would like to wish her a Very Happy Birthday. All The Bears will tell you, there has never been a sweeter, more even tempered, eloquently spoken Bearkeeper in the history of the Renault Bears. The way she deals with visitors to the blog with dignity, poise and enthusiasm is a shining example to all the little Bears.
Just to answer the question everyone is asking… yes, yesterday’s post is true and Edgerton Bear is currently listed for sale on ebay. We are doing everything in our power to save him and bring him to The Bear Sanctuary where we believe he will be safe and happy. We care for Bears and will do everything we can to make and keep them happy. We are not the RSPCA!!
Edgerton Bear is currently looking for a new home because he is no longer wanted in the house he has regarded as home. He was once loved and spent many happy hours playing with his children – but now he is alone. For too long, he has sat and dreamed that someone would come and play with him once more. Instead, everyday he just sits in his window looking at the world passing by outside. If the children didn’t love him anymore, although he couldn’t understand why, then why couldn’t somebody else come and play with him? Why couldn’t someone just come and keep him company so he wasn’t always so sad and lonely? He just wanted someone to pick him up in their arms and snuggle up to him again like it used to be. He didn’t want this for no reward because in return, he would make them happy and always put a smile on their faces.
Last night turned into a bit of a disaster as the film we started to watch; The Hangover, turned out to be a load of old rubbish. The Bears couldn’t bear (sic) to watch anymore and so we turned it off and went looking for something better to watch. We eventually decided we liked this one but it has to be the easiest film quiz we have ever had. If someone doesn’t get this right we will eat Chimpton’s hat!!
Well Me and Razzi were working late tonight so we thought as it’s Friday night we will all gather round to watch a film. We like our Friday’s as quite often Friday night is usually film night at the Bear Sanctuary. This will probably mean tomorrow night we will be having ourselves a Film Quiz again, seeing as everyone enjoys them so much, so make sure you check it out tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone who sent us their suggestions for a name for the new Bear yesterday. Today, he has been going through them all to see which one he likes the best. And much to everyone’s shock and dismay he decided he liked eBob. We explained to him that you’re not meant to have the second letter of your name as the capital but he said he can have anything he wants and he wants eBob. So eBob it is and anyone who doesn’t like it can take it up with eBob himself because he is not budging an inch on that one.
The Bear advertised on eBay the other week enclosed in a polythene bag arrived today to join us. The person who sent him, Helen, had taken our advice and removed him from the bag to ensure he arrived safe and well. He is a little startled by his new surroundings as most new-comers are. To suddenly go from never having seen another Renault Bear to being surrounded by over seventy of them all wanting to say “hello” at once must be a little daunting for anyone. However, he is settling in nicely and has already polished off two rounds of Jammy Toast. Well, being in the post for two days is enough to make anyone peckish!
The Bears were very sad at the weekend to hear of the death of Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen. He died at the age of 113 in his care home in Brighton. Mr Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service in Word War One and last month he became the world’s oldest man.