Saturday, October 10, 2009

Meet Duffy!

Wilson and Steinbeck have a new sister!

I was at Chapters yesterday, trying to buy a copy of No Plot, No Problem. They didn't have one, so I ordered it. My copy is due to arrive around the 28th of October. Thus, the three days before my NaNoWriMo will be devoted to reading about NaNoWriMo.

Anyway, I went to the desk, paid for the book, and noticed a shelf full of bears on the wall behind the clerk. If you'll recall, I've been wanting to find a bear for my very small collection of stuffed animals. I wanted a bear that I could name Duffy, after Britain's poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

"What bears are those?" I asked.

"We are selling those to raise funds for the Love of Reading Foundation."

Well. That did it. I had found my bear. Her fur isn't curly -- I thought I wanted a curly-furred bear -- and she doesn't have as pointy a nose as I expected. It's a wonder I recognized her, in fact. However, the fact that she is a fund raiser for a literacy project made her irresistible.

I brought her home and made her pose for her portrait straight away.


Dominic Rivron said...

Isn't she cute? You're right: she doesn't look a bit like her namesake. It's the thought that counts, though. :)

AngelMay said...

Bears are easier to handle than children. :) But you might want to remove the tag from her ear before she does another posing session. She's very pretty.

John Hayes said...

Regards to Duffy from all the animals here in Indian Valley!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! wonderful ! I love how the proceeds to go literary endeavors!

(and did I answer you about the salt rising bread? yes, that is cornmeal! :-) the chacter "katie ivene" calls it 'meal' )

Sandra Leigh said...

Dominic, that was my thought - that it's the thought that counts. She might not look like Duffy, but she answers to the name.

AM, I left the tag so that I would remember to note the website. I did remember to do that, didn't I? Oops, it looks as though I messed that up. I'll go back and fix it.

John, Duffy returns the greetings.

Kat, yes - I thought that was great, too. And thanks for the answer re 'meal'. I thought that was the case, but with recipes, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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