Every six months we get bored with the Blog and decide on a change round. Well guess what? It has been over seven months since we last had a change but we are in two minds what to do. On the one hand we could keep the current theme which we have been using since the New Year and maybe change the colours round. On the other hand, we could change over completely to a new theme.
The most common question I get asked about our Bears is how did it all start – where did the first Bear come from or why did we start rescuing them?
The Bears were horrified to learn yesterday of the cruel and inhuman treatment of baby zoo elephant Paloh. She is being held in a Malaysian zoo with her legs chained together so tightly that she can’t lie down or even move. We are asking everyone to join the campaign by joining the Facebook page setup to help save her.
We have been wondering lately about who is the most expensive Teddy Bear in the world. A few years ago Mr Bean’s Teddy Bear from the television series, sold for only a couple of hundred pounds. Many Bears sell through eBay for hundreds of pounds and every so often you hear of ones selling at auction for thousands of pounds – but which Bear would be the world’s most expensive?
The Bears and I have spent a brilliant day watching the final day of the Lord’s Test Match. James Anderson claimed a five-wicket haul as England stormed into a 196-run victory over India in what was a thrilling match. Needing nine wickets to win this morning, England needed to perform in order to dismiss India and take a one-nil lead in the series.
You will have heard by now of the tragic death yesterday of Amy Winehouse. We all loved her style of Jazz, Blues and Soul and her Back to Black album is never far away from the stereo at the Bear Sanctuary. With her gravelly voice and diverse style she stood up to comparison with some of the best female singers of all time like Nina Simone. It is just so unfortunate that she had a talent for self-destruction like that other great singer, Janis Joplin.
It is proving to be a busy couple of weeks here at the Birkenhead Bear Sanctuary. First we had Erik turn up and deciding to pinch my hat then we had Elloise arrive with some unanswered questions about her sexuality. Now we have another new Bear who has come to join us from Belfast.