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This little bear was sitting on the old stone wall surrounding Whitby Abbey, in Whitby, England. He had been there for some time… looking as if he’s weathered a few rainstorms. We spotted him as we were getting ready to leave and take the train back to York, and of course, I fell in love immediately! I took him down, brushed him off, and told my husband I wanted to take him with us! And then, very kindly – my hubby wondered outloud what would happen if perhaps the child who had left him behind came back to find him, and couldn’t? How sad that would be.

Of course, I couldn’t possibly take him then. He was waiting for someone else to return… not me. :) So I carefully put him back where I had found him, and snapped this picture to take as a memory instead. I do so hope his owner came back for him.

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prized, children, love, miss, child, cute, england, alone, abandoned, brown, paddington, toy, valentine, bear, teddy, bow, stuffed, precious, ribbon, comfort, possession, cuddly, sweetheart, whitby, plaid, plush, rupert

Aimee’s artwork has been featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine, ImagineFX, and others. Her work can be found internationally as a greeting cards through Tree Free Greetings, cross stitch patterns through HAED, and jigsaw puzzles by such companies as Buffalo Games, Mega Puzzles, and more! These are now available at Walmart, Fred Meyer, and more. Aimee is currently working on her first children’s book featuring whimsical animals, slated for release in 2012.

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Comments

  • Tron
    Tronabout 6 years ago

    Great title, nice pic…

  • Thank you Mark! That was such a perfect day, in a perfect town. Ahhh, to be there again!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Arie
    Arieabout 6 years ago

    Aw, he looks sweet! Someone will miss him and will come back for sure!
    Nice warm colours.

  • Thank you Arie! I like to think there was a grand reunion at some point, between bear, and wee owner!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 6 years ago

    Good call. But what probably happened is a cat dragged him off and tore the little guy to shreds. But you did the right thing. You immortalized him by taking his very last picture before his death.
    I am SO sorry if I`ve now made it impossible for you to sleep, but I think he probably forgives you as your heart was in the right place. Even though his no longer is.
    xo

  • Falls right out of the chair

    ROFLLLLLL

    Oh…. my. Come to think of it, I should look online for reports of a new Whitby Abbey ghost… four inches tall, sporting a macabre plaid bow ’round his neck?!?!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 6 years ago

    … don`t know if he`s actually got a neck any more… but nice thought.

  • LOL!! The Headless Teddy

    And somewhere, a cat prowls for more cuteness to massacre!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 6 years ago

    Wicked!

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 6 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Sarah Trent
    Sarah Trentabout 4 years ago

    So endearing…

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