Me and the R.C.M.B.
I’ve been goofing off. Instead of writing new Beaver Bluff stories or editing drafts of others, last week I took off to beautiful Victoria, B.C. I had a wonderful time with my friends—and met some new ones. Including this guy. Here’s me and the R.C.M.B. (Royal Canadian Mounted BEAR) who guards the entrance to a Victoria souvenir shop. Yup, with me, if it’s not beavers, it’s bears. Like the T-shirt behind me says, “I’m Canadian, EH!”
But Canadian (R.C.M.B.) bears aren’t the only kind in the news these days. The panda bears in the Edinburgh zoo have been getting some press too. Because it’s (ahem) that time again. Mating time. Apparently pandas have trouble getting “in the mood.” Since female pandas are only fertile a couple of days a year, the clock is ticking. I heard it through the grapevine (okay, it was this article in The Huffington Post ) that Edinburgh zookeepers have their radio station playing Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” in an effort to get something happening. (I might have suggested Michael Bublé—but then, I’m Canadian. Maybe Scots—and their pandas—aren’t into Crazy Love.)
And if you can bear one more quick bear story—here’s a video of a bear waving goodbye. Bye for now!
P.S. What song would you play to make your panda passionate?
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“Judy, thank you for entertaining our members with your quick wit and hilarious delivery of seriously funny humour. You had us in stitches!”
John O’Malley, President,
Bastion City Probus Club
Laughter is the best medicine—unless you have diarrhea.
Kay Morrison – AATH
(Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor)
From time to time, bears wander across the border into Switzerland, and usually it doesn’t take long and they get shot – just recently the bear called “M13” was shot down because it got too close to a playground.
Yes, that’s sad, Melanie. On Vancouver Island they wander into populated places too in search of food (esp. if people have left garbage unsecured.
Bear – The Antlers
Bear Cage – The Stranglers
Bear Cat – Rufus Thomas
Bear Face – Abe Vigoda
Bear Hug – Fun Lovin Criminals
Bear Necessities – The Jungle Book
Dancing Bear – The Mamas & The Papas
Grizzly Bear – The Youngbloods
Little Bear – Guillemots
Panda Bear – Owl City
Polar Bear – The Charlatans
Running Bear – Johnny Preston
Running Bear – Mud
Running Bear – George Jones
Teddy Bear – Elvis Presley
Teddy Bear – Bad Manners
Tree Bear – Health
… or anything by Chuck Berry!
Funny! Bery good work, Beth! 🙂