Bring out your Teds!

If you have a photo of beloved and agéd teddy bear or other stuffed animal, please send it to me (with its story) ASAP. I have four now, all funny, and want to do a post this weekend.


  1. Posted November 6, 2014 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    I have a stuffed starling – I mean ‘taxidermised’ stuffed – that I got when I was 8, but I don’t think it counts! (though it is right over my bed in a glass case!)

  2. Simon Hayward
    Posted November 6, 2014 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    You want the bear itself? I’m betting you’ll have few takers. Or was there a missing “picture” in that request?

    • Posted November 6, 2014 at 5:20 am | Permalink

      The picture of course! I wouldn’t want to deprive anyone of their childhood toys!

  3. Posted November 6, 2014 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    The German’s have a great series of children’s books by Janosch about the adventures of the bear and the tiger. Unfortunately they haven’t been translated into English.

    • Dominic
      Posted November 6, 2014 at 5:48 am | Permalink

      There’s a challenge for you then!

      • Posted November 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

        I’d botch all the nuances in the language. The German literary intellectuals in the 4 to 6 year old age bracket would be sure to get wind of it and laugh at me.

        • Posted November 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

          There is a German book about a squirrel as well isn’t there?

  4. Kieran
    Posted November 6, 2014 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I wasn’t allowed a Teddy bear as a kid…damn asthma. I did have a candle shaped like a d*g though

  5. Posted November 6, 2014 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Oh no no no, you’re not getting my teddies!

  6. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted November 6, 2014 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    No teddies for me.
    doing a headcount around the living room though … it’s remarkably owl-deficient. Only 18 of them.
    Ooops – 19 – I’d missed the pepper pot.

  7. Posted November 6, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    No teddies or dolls for me. I had a collection of stuffed lion toys, the first of which my parents still have: Larry the Lion, a pull-string talker. Here’s one in good shape (mine is much more worn):

    • Posted November 6, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink

      Sorry, I didn’t realize that would embed. I’ve linked to pictures before and that didn’t happen. I won’t post links anymore.

  8. Posted November 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have a story. I’m 32 and I sleep with a care bear…that is the story and it isn’t funny.

    Posted November 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    My teddy will be turning 60 this coming May…. Apparently when I received it at age 1 I was somewhat afraid of it.

    He’s getting rather a lot of bald patches, all over rather than just on his head like me. There’s the usual sound mechanism inside the abdomen, but I don’t recall it ever working, so it must have broken very early on. He does still have both his original eyes though, and I’ve never seen him use reading glasses.

    Given the many posts about noms on the blog, let me suggest exploring the “Global Snack” segments on the “Global 3000” program’s podcast from I usually watch the German version of the program–use it or loose it–but that url is for the Enlish one.


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