Today, (Feb 27), is International Polar Bear Day, and I wish all of my bear friends, especially one particular Pulcher Albidus Pelle Insutus Ursaæ, [beautiful, white, furry bear], who, nomenclature erratum notwithstanding, is not lost, just having a little Pole/Tropics confusion.
It looks like these fellows started early, but they can’t be blamed. They’ve come wa-a-ay South to Vancouver to watch Olympic curling, (we have a couple of the best ice makers in the world–a true art, by the way, and it just looks much too inviting). They are also sticking around for a hockey game or two. They do need to learn how to pace themselves though.
Enjoy the day, everyone, be ye White Bear, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Grizzly, or none of the above.
–doc Cheshire Hobbes– (a stripey bear for the weekend–after all, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day)