Happy New Year and welcome to Jammy Toast. If you have been here before then welcome back but if you are a new visitor then make yourselves at home. Whoever you are, wherever you are from, we are always welcome here at Jammy Toast. If this is your first visit then let me introduce ourselves. Here at Jammy Toast we save bears who have been cast adrift into the hands of charity shops and car boot or eBay sales. All these bears need is a happy family home to make them feel loved and wanted – this is where we step in. Our job here at Jammy Toast is to save bears and provide them with a happy home where they can watch daytime telly and play on the internet.
We got an emergency phone call yesterday from The Chimpton to inform us there was a Renault Bear left abandoned in an antique shop in Birkenhead. Despite the fact I was dying with flu this was something we had to jump out of our sick beds for, so Razzi and I headed for the car. The Chimpton told us the shop was selling the bear for £10 but were not budging on the price. However, Razzi and I had a plan of action; I would go in first and explain to the shopkeeper that dealing in endangered species was against the law and if that didn’t work then we would send Razzi in to “have a word“.
Iwas asked yesterday why we haven’t rescued any new bears for quite some time and, when I checked, I realised that it has been a long time. In fact, the last time we had a new arrival here at Jammy Toast was back in January 2013. There are a few reasons for this but mainly it is as a result of our own success. When we first started saving bears from eBay auctions, for example, we quite often only had to pay 99p for a bear plus a couple of quid for postage. Then suddenly, people began to realise that someone was buying up all the Renault Bears and the prices shot through the roof. You cannot get a Renault Bear on eBay now for less than a tenner and they sell like hot cakes.
We received an email yesterday from someone who had just rescued a Renault Bear from a charity shop for the princely sum of a quid. Nothing unusual in that, we get people who have rescued Renault Bears contacting us on a regular basis. However, this time I suddenly realised something we have been neglecting on this site before now. How is somebody new to the world of Renault Bears going to know how to look after their new charge?