Sue and Jeff are our very best friends. And while some people are dog people and some are cat people, Sue and Jeff are bear people. They even have a sign on their fridge that says “Don’t Feed the Bears!” Of course, people do feed them anyway. Thank God.

So it wasn’t surprising that as we were visiting them in their new home in Kent, UK for their house warming party, the conversation eventually turned to bears. That was after my 7th bottle of imported Belgian beer which I think they brew stronger for export… Anyway, I knew that Sue had an amazing collection of bears, some dating back to before I was born (well, at least one of ‘em), so I thought, “Jeeze, wouldn’t it be cool to round them all up for a group picture!” And Sue said, “Well now that you mention it, two of them just got married (NOT of the same parents like Tassie Devils have been known to be…) so it would def be fitting to mark the occasion with a family photo!”.

Well, that was all the encouragement I needed. So here’s the final picture… taken the next morning which is why it’s sharp…

That’s the happy couple in the center. And what an amazing mixture this family is…
The koala is actually 70 years old, and the guy sitting next to him who looks kind of stiff (oops!) is 50. Hey, the old bastard’s younger than ME!!
One of them snores (as do both Sue & Jeff)…
One comes from Harrods but doesn’t have two pennies to rub together…
One coaches an all bear team of… jeeze, I dunno what they play… will ask Sue tomorrow…
One of them has “issues” about whether or not he’s the father of the little guy in the front…
Two of them spit, and three of them say very naughty things to girls.
Oh, and the cute guy ayt the top with the eye patch works for the BBC!!

So there you have it. The most amazing bear family, possibly in the world. And they are all Sue’s. Bless her.

I’m off to bed now. Seems I snore a bit myself…


billyboy, bears


  • Maggieposh
    Maggieposhalmost 6 years ago

    Billy This is Fantastic & Straight to my Fav’s…..Miss P

  • tonilouise
    tonilouisealmost 6 years ago

    Wow what a wonderful little family, your friends even have a Paddington Bear..Just love your family portrait Billyboy..Absolutely gorgeous..

  • Actually, that`s the REAL Paddington… he`d been to the wedding and (typical him) stayed a bit longer than the rest, got pissed, and only woke up this morning. In his clothes I might add. That bear is a dark horse if ever I saw one… bet let`s keep that little secret between us, yeah? Thanks for gorging… and for faving!!

    – billyboy

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic collection of bears Billy,,, well done,,,

  • Rose Moxon
    Rose Moxonalmost 6 years ago

    love it!!

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 6 years ago

    Thats the cutest thing i have read and seen in a long time how WONDERFUL!

  • Thanks Vonne… I`ll have to get out my own collection of ravens for a group pic soon as one of `em gets married… That is SO gonna blow yer mind!

    – billyboy

  • ps… thanks for the fav!

    – billyboy

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...almost 6 years ago

    great one berry cute

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    Love the background too….. a cute collection of bears…… I thought you were older than all of them…… ha ha ha ha, only joking, LMAO.

  • Ha Ha, very funny. I`ll have you know I am only older than 98,5 % of them. And that Koala is WAY out there…
    Cheers for the laugh!

    – billyboy

  • Mohsen Bayramnejad
    Mohsen Bayramn...almost 6 years ago

    Such a sweet and happy family… and lovely image indeed, BB!
    love that cute yellow BBC worker and the couch!

  • Thanks Mohsen… and yeah, I think the coach is my favorite too. I`ll try to find out what team he coaches anbd give you a heads up! And thanks for the fav on this!!

    – billyboy

  • clarkey
    clarkeyalmost 6 years ago

    Ah, so sweet. Love it Billy: a curte family and a wonderful tale, to boot! What a lovely thing to wake up. Thanks for the smiles.

  • Jan, I swear to you I cannot believe i didn’t reply to your comment. And I actually feel really bad cause you always reply to mine… so if it’s ANY consolation, I’m switching the chocolate fountain on specially tonight just for you. If I’m not there when you get in, just whip on the Aerosmith and break open the bottle that says Pomerol ‘96… won’t be long…

    ps: Thanks for the comment!

    – billyboy

  • Melle
    Mellealmost 6 years ago

    Very cute. Nice to see the whole group is looking at the camera, and not at the floor or the roof. Purrfect.

  • Melle, that was totally a piece of cake. Just had to snap my fingers and say “HONEY!” Works every time.

    – billyboy

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