Friday, February 27, 2009

Polar Bears

Today's Wonder of the World is...the Polar Bear!

Flickr photo by floridapfe
Polar Bear, I know you could tear me limb from limb, but my goodness, how I'd love to snuggle with you!
And what a perfect day for snuggling. It's International Polar Bear Day!
Are you ready to celebrate? To take the polar bear plunge?

Not this kind...

Flickr photo by dalumetal
I think those people's brains have frozen. (I bet that's not all.)

No, I'm talking about this kind!

Flickr photo by manu.kalra
I ask you, what could rank higher on the cuteness meter?

Knut! You're so cute! Even though you now weigh 500 pounds and could crush me like a grape.

Flickr photo by laiandgan
I'm sure you're well aware that things aren't all Vanity Fair and roses for the polar bear right now. (No? Hop over HERE and let Sharon Lawrence (who went to my high school by the way-Go Caps!- tell you about it.) As global warming melts the polar ice caps, polar bears lose their only way to hunt.
Yep, that's right, bad bad news for polar bears. Isn't the economy enough to worry about?
My right eye won't stop twitching and I have a mad mad urge to drown my sorrows in a huge vat of macaroni and cheese. If I don't relax I'm going to be as blubbery as an eye- twitching polar bear!

I know. Let's just celebrate the polar bear and do what we can to help them.

Now for happy thoughts...
Polar bears like to play with tires.

Flickr photo by Vera Le Bail
I sure hope that's a Michelin!

Some polar bears play with dogs.

Flickr photo by CHARLES BRAY

Others like toothpicks.

Flickr photo by Hanjosan

And that, my friends, is THE END.

Flickr photo by
Have a wonder-full Friday and a super weekend, y'all!
Enjoy this sugary snack of polar bear cuteness!

Love, Becky


a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, polar bears! I actually had to e-mail a friend with this link because she LOVES them. This will make her day.

TattingChic said...

Awwww...knut is cute; that's for sure! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, bloggy friend! :)

Sherry said...

The baby polar bears are so doggone cute!!! Happy Polar Bear Day, but don't cut it in half. Then it might be Bi-Polar Day!

Suzie said...

I love that baby bear

Kat said...

That baby polar bear is just too stinking cute!!!!!

I was just telling someone that I always turn into a polar bear in winter. My skin gets REALLY pale from no sunlight, I get grumpy and mean from being cooped up in the house, and I add a layer of blubber to keep warm. ;)

adrienne said...

Oh, they are so cute! Have you seen the documentary about Klondike and Snow? It's a great story.

judy in ky said...

Every time I see that Sharon Lawrence piece about polar bears on T.V., it makes me cry. She is very effective speaking on their behalf.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

that is the cutest, cuddliest wonder you've ever posted about.

Kim said...

AWWW I give this a 10 on the cute-o-meter.
Have a great weekend.

lotusgirl said...

There can't be much cuter than a polar bear cub. As for when they are all grown up they are still cool looking and that fur they have is amazing.

CC said...

Awwwwwwwww! I LOVE Polar Bears. I just wish they were nice animals. Then I would totally have one as a pet. ;)

The Things We Carried said...

They do look awfully cuddly until you see their teeth! Maybe when the lion and the lamb lie down together women shall choose a polar bear to sit next to in winter :)!

Angela K. Nickerson said...

I LOVE polar bears! They are such beautiful and amazing creatures, and I am so very sad that they are in danger.

Have you seen Planet Earth? The footage of polar bears is absolutely breathtaking!

May Vanderbilt said...

Knut for president! I love that little guy.

And I've got the Bear Necessities stuck in my head.

Thanks for the Friday treat!

Fete et Fleur said...

Love polar bears! My hubby and I just finished reading Seekers. Have you heard of it? We are hooked now and will buy the sequel soon.

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback on my new creations.


Draffin Bears said...

Love the little Polar Bear ~ so cute.

Have a happy weekend

Rosemary said...

So cute Becky!
Have a great weekend!

Jojo said...

The cutest ever.

Susan said...

Too cute.

Renee said...

Good morning darling.

One thing I discovered about polar bears which for some reason shocked me was that their skin is black.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Ok, that bear with his head hanging over the edge looks like I did during all four pregnancies.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Just about my favourite animal. And Edward looks so much like one,especially when he stands up on his back feet to bat Apple around with his paws!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I adore Polar Bears!! My neighbor collects them, soooo I'm always on the lookout for a cute Polar chotchke.

Sweet Wishes,