Dominic Brunt was on holiday in Romania when he went to a restaurant for a meal. The sight which met the Emmerdale actor, who plays vet Paddy Kirk in the soap, touched his heart. At the rear of the restaurant was a Brown Bear in a cage that was no bigger than a cupboard. Kept there to entertain the customers, the bear was gnawing at the rusty wire-mesh and giving Dominic a pitiful gaze. For six years this had been home to Baloo and Dominic was determined he was going to do something about it.
The bear we told you about the other day has now arrived with his pink bow intact. As we told you the other day; the poor little dude has been vacuum-packed in a loft and was only recently rediscovered when his owner decided to have a clear out. Emma, his former owner, described him as very soft and cute but wondered why she had given him a pink bow when he is so obviously a little male dude.
We have not heard from our Poet Laureate for a little while so we thought it was high time we let him loose on an unsuspecting world once more. John Cooper Clarke, the Bard of Salford, the Bear’s Poet Laureate, whatever you want to call him he produces the poems that describe a world of disease and decay. He tells his stories of dreary, everyday life. He is Johnny Clarke, the name behind the hairstyle…
We have another bear coming to join us, after his auction finished on eBay last night, and he is going to be one mixed up bear. The poor little dude has been vacuum-packed in a loft and was only rediscovered when his owner Emma went to clear it out. To make matters worse, the male bear has a pink ribbon around his neck which is bound to confuse him even more.
Our old friend Eddie has been a little off colour lately. As most of our long-term readers will know, Eddie lives with his wife Edwina and a few bear friends at Miss Chimpton’s house. He was our first ever bear acquisition and as such is getting to be a more mature bear these days. With this in mind, Miss Chimpton took him for a well-bear check-up just to be on the safe side. A quick MOT now with a professional bear medic would be far more favourable than having larger problems in the future.
Did everyone enjoy their day in work, school or college today? If we had our way you would have had today off as a public holiday. We must be the only country in the world that does not celebrate their patron saint by having a public holiday. We also have the least number of bank holidays in Europe. Portugal and Spain have 14 days of Bank holidays every year, Italy has 12 even Northern Ireland has 10 while we have a paltry eight.
The three giants who have kept us all mesmerised for the last three days have sailed off up the River Mersey at the end of their Sea Odyssey. The Giant Girl, her Uncle and Xolo the dog concluded their 23 mile tour of Liverpool by climbing onto a large barge at the Canning Dock. The three day event to mark the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic was such a success that artistic director Jean Luc Courcoult celebrated by jumping into the Mersey.