Saturday, 12 July 2014


What I think of as my home, Bobo thinks is a hospital.

Bobo normally lives with my friend Alice and she’s had him since she was a baby and as Alice is a mere five weeks older than me I’m not going to tell you when that was!  He was originally a very smart bear (I think!) but as is the way with bears, he has been loved too much.  His eyes and mouth and most of his nose have disappeared.  His face, once shaped and slightly pointed, has been loved flat.  His hands and feet are in what must be a very uncomfortable state and one arm is more or less falling off at the shoulder.

I say he has been loved too much but the love seems to have been rather inconsistent as at some stage someone chopped his head off and the rather crude reattachment has been covered with a ribbon.  All in all, Bobo is now in a sorry state and he’s had to come for a little help.

And now I have a dilemma.  How much should I do?  At the moment I’m knitting a smart red sweater for him and I’ve got a pattern to make him some dungarees.  I’ve found a pattern for knitted “sports” shoes for a baby so I shall try those, but how much more should I do?  I’ve got stuffing and teddy bear eyes and I had thought I would renovate and re-stuff his head but would he still be Bobo if I do that?  I’m not sure.  What would you do?


  1. Maybe shoes and a new sweater. He could do with a new set of eyes. But beyond that I think he is darling!

  2. He's getting the shoes and sweater and a smart new set of dungarees which I think will be suitably manly for a bear who has Seen Life. When he's actually got them I'll put a picture on here again. I may be some time.

  3. Haha this made me laugh out loud - Bobo's life sounds like an episode of 'Game of Thrones', especially the beheading. As the owner/mother of a very well loved bear/monkey (we were never sure),, 'Bimbo', I think that really Bimbo is more of an abstract concept as he has had so much replaced - even his stuffing. But yet Bimbo persists, even with new eyes. I say go for it and give Bobo the gift of sight once more.

  4. I've decided to dress Bobo and then let his human see him as I feel that having known Bobo for many years she is best placed to let me know Bobo's preferences. If she feels that he will be happy once he is dressed then I shall stop there. If she feels that Bobo would be prepared to undergo surgery I shall seek the appropriate consents.