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.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Once again my human has neglected to keep my posts up to date, these old wrinklies are a worry. Anyway before she forgets let me tell you about George's birthday. I was dressed very smartly in my volunteer's uniform. You see I am going to help George volunteer at the Greenslopes Hospital.
I have my own little trolley to push around the wards and sell them newspapers.

I can't believe it! I'm on the front page!

I felt very important wearing a special badge
George is happy to have me as a helper.

  I can stand tall with my wrinkly friends because I am a real worthwhile Bear.