Thursday, October 30, 2008


The deadline for naming my Astro Bear Contest... is tomorrow!

In case you haven't entered yet, and you can't think of a single name.... I thought I'd let you know a little bit of history about Astro Bear...

Life started in a small Build-a Bear town at Downtown Disney in Southern California .....and today? My astro bear is right around two years old.

Astro bear unlike the cowardly Lion, has two hearts. I'll say it sweet bear has two hearts.

Placed in his chest with good wishes and kisses by these two.

Now, Astro Bear has been through thick and thin with me. We traveled from Southern California to Central Texas when I retired. Life has been much more relaxed here..... less hustle and bustle.

He enjoys everyday activities like the rest of us, and is enjoying his life here at the compound with Grandma J.

If you haven't entered my "Name the Bear" contest yet, you still have until noon pdt tomorrow.

This is the grand prize. The best part is my bear will have a real name...chosen by the lucky winner! Could life get any better?


Busy Bee Suz said...

Life can not get any better for that bear.
I want to come to your compound and get photoshop lessons. :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hilarious. Astro Bear was a big baby.

I can't believe he let you take a picture of him bathing. This may be just the sort of info I need to come up with a name...still thinking.

Hula Hank said...

What? No naked baby picture of Astro Bear on a human rug?

Unknown said...

Suz, I don't have photoshop, just "paint" which is the free microsoft edit thing.

I keep asking Santa for Photoshop but its not in his budget.

CBW, yes, he was a big baby!

heartshapedhedges said...

Here's my dilemna; He already has a name, Astro Bear. You have called him that for some time, and I fear that to change it at this stage of his laugh, would be traumatic.

It reminds me of when I worked at the orphanage, and parents would adopt a child - and then change it's name.....even though the child was not an infant.

The concept is troubling, and is psychologically damaging to the child, so, I think it's best to stick with his name; Astro Bear.

However, if he were a new infant, I would name him Lovey. I asked Beauty and she said she would have named him Teddy.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to go with Mr. Bojangle...very daper!

Fishin' Mama said...

Wow...I learned alot...I didn't realize his extensive background...and two hearts....what a special bear!!

Anonymous said...

He would surely have suffered greatly had you not rescued him from that horrible store. You are my hero, Grandma J!

Veronica said...

hmm 2 hearts...Pooper+ Beauty= Booper Bear

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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

After contemplating this all week, I got nuthin' profound, not that I expected to.

Although I considered Space Cadet and Hairy, I guess I'll submit Ted E. Bear.

It's weak, I know. I'll go sit in the corner now.

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Anonymous said...

I love his bath time photo. He is such a good little bear.