After all the excitement of being at the teddy bear show, coming back to a pirate-less world made Sebastian just a wee bit sedate. Too sedate for a bear of his energetic 6” stature. Luckily I had a small surprise up my sleeve. It seemed like the time was right to show him the book I had created about him. I thought it might lift his spirits.
First, I showed him the front with his name in big letters. I think his heart gave a little leap at seeing himself in that all too familiar pose of waiting on the porch with his suitcase.
As I turned the pages for him, he stopped and lingered at each one remembering the fun times he’s had going out and about – like the time he went and got eyeglasses.
Next he had to stop and drool over memories of the chocolate ganache cake he had at the birthday party.
Then the mail brought us both another surprise; the current issue of Teddy Bear Times. We were both thrilled to see a bear made by our good friend Elanor on the cover.
Once open, I had to point out someone familiar.
“Look Sebastian! See anyone you recognize?”
“Yep, there’s Maybee looking at you from the pages
of Teddy Bear Times magazine.”
“You aren’t bored reading about bears from The Piece Parade, are you? Maybe this will change your outlook. Photos of you also made it into the magazine.”
“See? There you are at Disney World! Pretty exciting, right?”
“Oh, I know. You want to look at all the pretty photos of Elanor’s bears and mice.”
“Okay, we’ll take turns. Just don’t drool on the magazine like you did on your book.”