I have 9 old, wrinkly friends, who are retired or semi-retired. Five of them all used to work together and the other four are husbands. They didn't want to lose touch when they retired so they decided to meet and have lunch or dinner when it was their birthdays. However, they got disenchanted with buying a present every time, and decided instead to give a Birthday Bear (thats me.) I get passed from one birthday person to the next each time they meet. The fun part is, that I get to be dressed differently each time, usually to reflect some aspect of the recipient's personality or life.
PS: Two of my wrinklies, Chris and Bob, have gone on a working holiday tour around Australia so they don't celebrate with us very often.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Its Paul's Birthday and we are going Indian tonight. Blimey it is cold and it is supposed to be Spring.
Paul loves walking his dog, 'Deja.' I will be able to go with him with my very own dog, 'Vue' I have a lead and my walking shoes and shorts. My shirt is a bit dirty where  Vue jumped up and left paw marks. I'm sure Deja and Vue will have fun romping in the park together. I wonder why the people behind me are looking over here at me. One of them came over later and asked what I was doing out to dinner with a bunch of wrinklies. Diane had to explain our Birthday Bear tradition. I bet they would have preferred to have a bear at their table rather than that little person in the high chair who screamed a lot.

Well thanks a lot Diane! She changed places with me so she wouldn't be sitting in the cold wind. Just as well I have thick bear fur to keep me warm.

Anyway I got to sit next to the lovely Mary who dressed me for walking and she gave me my dog, "Vue."


  1. I though maybe the people at the other table were just concerned that there was a dog in the restaurant.

    Birthday Bear you have a great job.

  2. Hey grayte new blog!
    Grayte doggy naymes, too! Hehe!

  3. Love your new blog BB !! Sorry it took me so long to get over here [sad beary face].

    A Big Happy Birthday to Paul - even if it's late, it's still full of beary nice wishes for Paul.

    I think I'm falling for Vue - he has the dreamiest, cutest eyes EVVA!!!

    Cheers for now, your friend ^O^ Rebsxx

  4. Today is Talk LIke A Pirate Day, arrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COme an see me jokes, an try me cunning quiz. Or be walking the plank wiv Dilly-Frilly-Knickers!!!



  5. What a great party! It sure does look like everyone had a beary good time!

  6. Hi there Birthday Bear - it's ME again ... Rebs.
    Just came over to say "Bye". My humans are going away on a trip,for a while, and I won't be able to use their computer for a long time.
    I'm not going with them (sob sob). I thought I'd stow away but I got found out. I chucked a tantrum too but that did no good.
    I'll find lots of stuff to do, and perhaps go and visit some beary relatives. Or, perhaps I'll just sit and eat all the honey that's in the pantry - YEAH, heh heh, that's a good plan!!!!
    Anyway, see you later.
    PS, could you tell your BFF "bye" from me too. She sometimes comes over and says hello, and she's nice too.
    Beary hugs Rebs xx ^O^