Friday, May 14, 2010

Amusing Bears In The News 3

A tale of true life ingenuity and heroism. This is nail-bitingly tense, but don't worry: it has a happy ending.

Grab a bag of pop corn or a bowl of ice cream and enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Introducing my new pal Truffle

The other evening, one of the humans I live with told me that on their way home from work they saw a bear sat in the street in the rain.

Naturally I asked them why they hadn't brought him home with them, but they explained that he might have belonged to another family, who could have been looking for him, and the best thing to do was to leave him where they might find him.

However, two days later he was still there, soaked through with rain and shivering in the cold. Naturally I insisted that they invite him to come and live with us.

He was very nervous at first, and unsure of his new surroundings. We wrapped him in a towel and sat him next to a radiator to dry. Though very shy, he eventually told us that his name was Truffle.

Here I am asking if there is anything I can do to make him more comfortable:

He asked for a nice hot cup of coffee, so I immediately went and made him one. Actually, I'm not allowed to use the kettle, so I instructed one of my humans to make a cup for him. Here he is enjoying it, and starting to come to terms with his new home:
.He is beginning to settle in now, and we have become very good friends.
.However, he's still very nervous and unsure of himself, so I wonder if you could all do me a favour.
Could all my bear and human friends leave a message to say hello to Truffle, and saying that you are looking forward to getting to know him?
I'm sure that if he sees how pleased you all are to see him it will give him all the confidence he needs.
Thanks to you all!
And don't forget... Coming soon... Watch this space for the first exciting adventure of:

Monday, February 8, 2010

I'm back! And it's about time too!

Firstly, a big thank you to all my dear bear and human friends for enquiring so kindly as to my whereabouts these past few months.
The explanation for my absence is very simple - if disgraceful: the humans I am forced to share living accommodation with have been hogging the computer almost non-stop, thus denying your own faithful Orso from getting his thoughts out to you.
However, I haven't been wasting my time during this period of enforced idleness. On the contrary, I have been studying to become a detective, and am now, even if I do say so myself, the greatest bear detective in the entire world.
I have just completed my first case - a most puzzling affair indeed entitled The Mystery of the Billion Pound Note, and I have been keeping a full textual and photographic record of its every perplexing moment.
So watch this space for the first episode of Orso Bear, Detective - coming soon!
In the meantime, here's another of those ...
Amusing Bears in the News!
This is one of my favourites from last year - here's the full story:
Bear walks into store, goes straight for beer cooler
By Associated Press
Posted: Oct. 17, 2009
. Hayward — Grocery shoppers in Hayward got an unexpected surprise when a 125-pound black bear wandered inside and headed straight for the beer cooler.
The bear made his stop Thursday night at Marketplace Foods in Hayward, walking through the automatic doors and heading straight into the liquor department.
The bear calmly climbed up 12 feet onto a shelf in the beer cooler where it sat for about an hour while employees helped evacuate customers and summoned wildlife officials.

Well I'm sure you'll agree that things have come to a pretty pass when a bear can't get himself a beer or two at the end of a long and tiring day without somebody summoning "wildlife officials" - whatever they are.
To think of him having to get into the cooler and serve himself, too! And why make it so difficult to find? If you follow the link here and look at the gallery of photos from the shop's security cameras you'll see that the poor chap had to wander up and down the poorly-labelled aisles for ages before he found what he was looking for.
And where were the friendly staff to help him?
No wonder bears are such a rare sight in most of our shopping centres.
As it happens, I have relatives in Hayward and they told me that Colin, the bear in question, is rather enjoying his local celebrity status, and has even been approached by a major beer company with the offer of a sponsorship deal. For now, though, he simply intends to sit back under his favourite tree with a case of beer and take it easy. Quite right too, I say.



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