Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Night Befoo Chreesmoos

'Twas the night befoo Chreesmoos, and lucky for us,
Jim took out the garbage before catching the bus.

Much caaaandy's been eatin, but much still remains
To deck our oxcart with peppermoo caaaandy canes,

And fill our stockings with chocolates and truffles,
And delicate confections with piping and ruffles.

All we little Bears were sugar-coma-ed to the max
And slept on the sofa rolled onto our backs,

Dreams of sugar plums danced in Blinky's head,
Wondering if he could get dark chocolate instead.

And what were sugar plums anyway? he wondered.
Something to try next time Jim's 'Merican 'Spress was plundered.

Then suddenly what appeared with a clash and a clatter
But a man in red on the fire escape ladder.

"Call 911, call 911," Stompy shouted in distress.
But the Bears' large paws could not just one key press.

Then the man in red called out, "I'm Santa, here to bring toys
To all Bears and rafs and kitties, to all girls and boys."

The Bears stopped dialing, and looked up in wonder,
Ready to consider their response was a blunder.

They invited Santa in, bade him take a seat,
Offered him caaaandy and caaaandy-like treats.

Santa's visit with the Bears was wondrous and dandy,
Then he left them with their deepest desire--lots and lots more caaaandy.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Merry Chreesmoos to All Our Friends and Allies

Merry Chreesmoos and/or Happy Hooloodoos to all our friends--humoo, look look and kitty. We wish you all a happy and safe hooloodoo with friends, loved ones, prezzies and caaaandy.

Jim is going up to his parents' toomoorrow. We'll be celebratoo in the city, so if anyone wants to come by, we'll be servoo the traditionoo turkoo and caaaandy pie.

Happy Hooloodoo!
Stompy, Blinky, Spike, Papito, Daphne Rose, Essie, Noel "Snowflake" Chompsky, Calliope, Sargeant Mauja and Ollie

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Chreesmoos Cards

All our Chreesmoos Cards are done!

*much bouncing up and down of Bears*

We think Jim's done with his card, too. But it's easier for him--he didn't have to send out as many cards as we did.

Ooh, alsoo, we got a really nice email from Staphanie at Yarn Harlot, aboo our week withoo caaaandy. She called us "Bears without Borders!"

*much clapping of paws and bouncing up and down of Bears*

Jim is going up to visit his Mom and Dad for Chreesmoos. We're going to fix turkoo and caaaandy pie, and have a celebratoo of our own.

Where are you going for Chreesmoos?

OK Bye
Bears Without Borders

Monday, December 12, 2005

Jim's Story

Jim just got a short story published in Verbsap, an online literaroo journoo. His story's called "The Day My Face Fell Off," and is in the Flash Fiction section.

We think this calls for a celebratoo. And a celebratoo means caaaandy! Let's find Jim's 'Merican 'Spress Card, Bears.

*much bouncing up and down and scampering about of Bears*

OK Bye

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bears Withoo Caaaandy - Update

So we Bears went withoo caaaandy for a whole week, just like we said we would in this post about the great Knittoos Withoo Borders drive to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. We Bears raised $25.00 by not eating caaaandy!

*much bouncing up and down of Bears

If you want more info on taking part in Knittoos Withoo Borders yoursoo, you can check out this link:
Yarn Harlot: Knittoos Withoo Borders FAQ1

Great job, Stephanie of Yarn Harlot, for putting together this money-raising drive for such an importoo cause.

*much clapping of paws and bouncing up and down of Bears*

OK Bye

(1) For some reason we can't get the bannoo to display anymoo.2

*much shrugging of Bears*

(2) Now that we took the bannoo out of this post, it's starting to disploo agoo in the other post that used it.3

*much scratching of heads and even more shrugging of Bears*

(3) Okay, the bannoo in the other post just disappeared again. If we Bears didn't know better, we would start to think someone was messing with us.

*much raising of eyebrows of Bears*

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Garbage Situation is Under Control Again... For Now...

Jim got home last night, and finally took the garbage out.

But for over a week, we were here in the MooSA, dealing with a breakdown of the most basic infrastructoo and no one to take care of us if we got sick. While Jim and Noel "Snowflake" Chompsky were off in the Socialist Paradoo of Canadia. It was like we were living in the butt end of a metaphoo!

*much nodding of Bears*

A big welcome home, Noel "Snowflake" Chompsky!

*much Bear hugging of Noel "Snowflake" Chompsky by all the Bears*

OK Bye