My Favourite Bear.
I knew that it had to happen one day, but suddenly my son has grown up and away from the bear who has been his soulmate for years. Wherever we went, Frosty came too. I even had to select a handbag for its suitability as a Frosty carrier.
We are all bear mad here, including my daughter. Neither of us have ever cared for dolls. They just don't cuddle back as well as a teddy does.
Over at Tonic Gifts blog I read a little about the history of the Teddy Bear.
"In November 1902 Theodore, whose nickname was Teddy, participated in a bear hunt. The hunt was a failure and the hunt guide supposedly tracked and injured a bear for the President to kill. Theodore refused to kill a helpless target and the incident was documented in a cartoon and became “Teddy’s Bear”.
Over time all bears came to be known as teddy.
Technically speaking, Frosty is a Beanie Kid, but no bear was ever loved more than this one. Happily for me, Frosty now has a permanent home at my desk with me.