All the German Shepherds we have owned went to training classes as puppies. Some of them really enjoyed it and so went for longer than those who didn’t really like the experience. For example, Max loved every type of training class he went to – obedience and agility. I think he loved them because it was a chance to work with his humans and he loved his humans like no other dog I have ever known. Max even entered some competitions – just small, local events nothing too grandiose – and enjoyed the experience. On the other hand, Major hated being told what to do and any form of fun that didn’t involve his football was not for him.
Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old teddy bear. Today, I have talked Davidd into letting me continue a series of posts about the cars we have owned which I started back in 2013. Stretching back to the 1960s and running through to the modern day, I hope to cover every car we have ever owned and tell you a little bit about them. We spend a great deal of time during our lifetimes in cars but we quite often take them for granted. However, some cars are fascinating pieces of engineering which is why I originally thought this would make a great idea for a column.
Today I am going to continue with our series of posts telling you all about the doggies we have had the fortune to have known over the years. We really love German Shepherds, or Alsatians, here at Jammy Toast – mostly because they are so loving and intelligent. They make great guard dogs but are also friendly towards the rest of their pack – human, bear or otherwise. The first German Shepherd we ever had was a character by the name of Max. Just like his owner, Max was a little special and had a few social problems. These problems usually manifested themselves in his desire to kill anyone he met. Other dogs we have known have been a little more sociable…
The very first thing I can remember as a young bear was sitting in Robbs Department Store in Birkenhead. Robbs – or Robb Brothers Limited, to give it the correct title – was a large department store established in Charing Cross, Birkenhead in 1872. There were lots of shops in Grange Road. At the Grange Road West end is where “Robbs” stood, a large store which was rather up market compared to Allinson’s at the other end of Grange Road. In between – from what I can remember – there was Woodson’s (a grocery shop), Waterworth’s (a green grocers), Timpson’s (the shoe shop), Pyke’s (the jewellers), The Co-op and Woolworths plus many more.
Great Uncle Bimbo has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and becomes a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). He has been rewarded for his services to a Charitable and Welfare Organisation – in other words his work helping care for Renault Bears here at Jammy Toast. Many humans have been rewarded with similar awards over the years but Bimbo is the first teddy bear to ever be rewarded in this manner. When told of his award, Bimbo said; “I am very proud and humbled by this award and I shall accept it on behalf of everyone who dedicates their time and efforts here at Jammy Toast.”
As we already know from his Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers column our Uncle Bimbo has a great memory of past events. However, what you may not know is he also has other gifts. One of those gifts is making up stories to help young bears get to sleep at night. Bimbo likes to make up ghost stories to frighten everyone into sleep. After one of Bimbo’s stories there is not a bear at Jammy Toast who dares to get out of bed to ask for a drink of water. However, because Bimbo is getting on a little he does sometimes get confused and mixes up true stories he has heard over the years with the stories he has made up. So there is always a little bit of confusion as to if Bimbo’s stories are true… or maybe, just maybe there is some truth in the story he is telling!
Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many years ago. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.