Thursday, December 21, 2017

Merry Christmas From the Bear

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The Fontanini Kitten figure (Molly) seems a little out-of-scale, but is pretty cute.

Merry Christmas from the Bear, Red Death, Christopher, Michael, Arthur; Ragsy and her husband Austin, and all the goats and chickens.

Sorry for the sporadic and eclectic posting, but Bear must busy himself putting words elsewhere for now.

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  1. Just the cutest thing ever. Looks like she's staring down one of the goats. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Poor Molly was born with the feline upper respiratory disease. Our other cat is vaccinated, but she had to get the spray vaccine and eye drops. Today we had to start her on antibiotics. If you have kitties, you should be aware of this, because once a cat has it, he or she will always have it, although it might stay in remission with care and a stress-free life. It is extremely contagious. Take sneezing by your cat seriously.

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  2. "I'm just keeping it warm until He gets here!"

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  3. There are too many animals here, where is imprisoned man, dead man, reclining naked buff man and man-hands Mary?

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    1. You should be asking where the Pony is.

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    2. If there's a pony I know where it is.

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    3. Did anyone else notice Nude Dude has sexy unshaven look? I don't think the other statues have that, although I'm surprised Mary doesn't. Her flat chest and vulgar posture are insult enough I guess. And those horrified angels...
      Oh gosh, Merry Christmas Bear and Mate and all cubs, and all here. Maybe 2018 will be our year of deliverance, please God.

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  4. We have the exact same Nativity! A wedding gift 43 years ago! The intervening years have added chickens, an ostrich, a gorilla and more. But no naked guys. Merry Christmas, Bear.

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    1. I have never seen a Fontanini Gorilla or Ostrich, I must admit. Surely a Bear would be more appropriate, since at least there were Bears in the Holy Land, since we know two she-Bears tare 42 wicked children.

      In the train station at Naples, the Bear saw huge, elaborate nativity sets once. It was very cool.

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  5. Dear Senor Fontanini,

    It is with regret that I, as a Bear, am forced to comment upon your lamentable lack of a Bear figurine in any of your lines of Nativity Set animals. Bears were native to the Holy Land and at least one was almost certainly present with the other animals at Christmas.

    It would be ill-advised to continue your discrimination against the family Ursidae. I cannot recall the last time I heard of a maker of Nativity figurines being mauled by a goat.

    Yours truly,
    The Bear

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  6. Merry Christmas to the Bear, his family and the Bear's friends, both four legged and two. 2018 will be a very good year for the Bear.

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    1. Thank you, Michael, and Merry Christmas!

      The Bear hopes there are fewer stumbling blocks in 2018. The Pope didn't tickle the ears of the press on the plane on his last visit. Maybe he's learned something.

      2018 should be interesting. Book 2 in the Rubricatae Chronicles, Conspiracy of Crows, should get finished before too long, and Judging Angels will be released as an audiobook. Another project might be coming soon, too: forty of the Bear's Lent stories with illustrations.

      And he'll keep eclectic articles coming in this ephemeris.

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  7. Merry Christmas to you Bear and your family and Merry Christmas to all the woodland creatures.

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  8. Merry Christmas!

    I'm glad 2017 is nearly over, 2018 will be a better year!

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