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Where Did You Find or Leave Bear?: Found in Rondevlei, Garden Route, South Africa. Left in Cape Town

Relaxing on the verandah, I gazed dreamily at the sunset over the lake. A sudden shriek tore apart the peace, followed by snarling, spitting and screeching. I ran to the bushes below the house – a lynx was crouched in the grass,a teddy-bear clamped in his jaws. My cat Kelsey was leaping up and down, slashing her paws at the predator’s face. A claw caught his nose and with a grunt he dropped the bear and slunk away.
Kelsey uttered a “rowrrl” of triumph as I picked up the quivering bear. “Mamma mia,” he groaned. Once safely at the house I inspected the furry little body, but found no wounds. After a dose of Rescue Remedy the bear was calmer. “My name is Giuseppe Armondo,” he explained, “and I am on a tour of the world.”
Kelsey and I exchanged cynical glances – what crazy bravado, a small bear travelling all alone!
Giusepppe went on, “I came to South Africa to see the wild animals, but I didn’t expect it to be so close up. I was just going for a little hike.”
“This is Rondevlei,” I said, “part of the Wilderness National Park. There are many animals here – deer, monkeys, porcupines, and up there -” I pointed at the hills – “baboons and even some leopards. It was bad luck that you met up with the great nocturnal hunter, the lynx.”
The bear shivered. “I thank your brave cat for saving my life.”
Kelsey modestly licked a paw.
Then Giuseppe murmered, “My neck hurts – that giant cat shook me very hard.”
“How do your arms feel?” I asked.
“There is pain in my shoulders and my paws are going numb.”
“Well, Giuseppe,” I said, “you’ve come to the right place. This is the Body Stress Release Academy, where we train students how to release the tension that becomes locked into people’s bodies.”
I carried him to the technique room an showed him a nerve chart. “Compression here, in your lower neck, affects the nerve supply down your arms and into your paws. Lie down on the couch so I can do some pressure tests, and find the exact sites of body stress.”
After I did several gentle prods on the bear’s neck, he sat up and smiled, moving his neck freely.
Giuseppe stayed at the Academy for two days, sleeping on the couch with Kelsey. Yesterday I put him on the bus to Cape Town. As I waved goodbye, he called out, “I’m going to climb Table Mountain, I’m going to swim with sharks, and I’m going to meet Nelson Mandela!”
I just nodded and smiled, for who am I to stamp on the dreams of a courageous but delusional teddy-bear?

Where Did You Find or Leave Bear?: Found : adrfit at sea on a piece of timber flotsam

Whilst on patrol in my boat in the Solent,I found this teddy on a piece of floating timber. He was very cold and wet. So I wrapped him up and he told me that his name was Guiseppe Armando. He could remember little of how he came to be lost at sea, but he was sure he was on a voyage to somewhere…but knew not where.So I took him home with me for the night. He devoured a large steaming mug of cocoa along with two huge home made muffins. Whereupon, he yawned and said ” I am really very sleepy now”. So I lined and box with a soft towel and tucked him in for the night. In the morning ….. he had gone. How he left or to where, I cannot tell. Davie Flannagan, Harbour Master,
Newtown National Nature Reserve.

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Guiseppe Armando has left the safety and security of Tolly Dolly Posh’s home and is on his way to an adventure on the high seas. Where will he start his journey?

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