Saturday, October 31, 2009

Theodore Bear

Meet Theodore Bear.

Now a little trivia! Do you know who is responsible for giving the teddy bear his name "Teddy"? It was Theodore Roosevelt. In 1902 he attended a bear hunt in Mississippi and during the hunt wounded a young bear so ordered the mercy killing of the little bear. The Washington Post ran an editorial cartoon that illustrated the event and one version included the bear drawn as a cuddly cub. The cartoon and story became popular and the cartoon bear became a toy for children called the teddy bear!

Thus, this one is named Theodore....

Maybe one day Quentin will be as famous as Teddy? And in fact, I can let you in on a little of the winners of Quentin in my caption competition is drawing a cartoon of him.....So you never know!

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