13 August 2007

No Ribbon for Teddy

In a disappointing, but not altogether surprising, turn of events, Teddy did not get a ribbon in the stuffed animal competition at the state fair.

Teddy lost to a bear with blue fur, a chef bear, and a small (Teddy would say prissy) female bear.

For the duration of the fair, Teddy has been confined to an antique iron baby crib. His cribmates include a blind rabbit made from a pink chenille bedspread, a patchwork rabbit with button eyes, and a large Bunnicula rabbit wearing a blue ribbon and clutching a bright orange carrot like a dagger. It is not unlike the island of misfit toys.

Although he is ribbon-less, we are proud that Teddy stood his own against the gang of motley competitors. In spite of his green crotch and thinning fur, Teddy looks just as cute as the other bears. He must have fought hard for a ribbon.

Perhaps Teddy was confined to the crib to prevent him from climbing to the top shelf after the building closes to steal one of those ribbons for his own. I'm thinking that with a little boost from Bunnicula, he could still make a break for it.

If he only had a nail file...

6 comments:

EquineSpirit said...

Awwww....poor Teddy. But ya know...so long as he had fun...that's what matters! ;) Anyway, I have a nail file Teddy can use!! :D

Leah said...

poor teddy, I'm sure he'll have that nail file ready for next time :P

Jill said...

He lost to a bear with blue fur?!?!? That's not even realistic - where's the justice in that?!?!?

Anonymous said...

LAD and i saw Teddy today, he's still hangin out in the crib. I was going to try to slip him a nail file, but was a little afraid of the carrot dagger. Anyhow, I thought Teddy was very handsome, no matter his tiny faults. Good job to Bailey for entering him, and Lily too!.
Fonda

Maureen said...

Heh, heh... I can just see that Teddy filing his way to freedom...

jp said...

Thanks for the nice thoughts. Teddy is home now and away from blue fur and carrot daggers. What's with the judges anyway? His crotch really isn't all that green... :-) Janet