Happy Valentine’s Day!
Welcome to our first Teddy Tips Blog, hopefully to be featured weekly. I’ve been around awhile, so I’m going to give you tips on what I’ve observed with you humans that specifically relates to love and Valentine’s day. My name is Vernon by the way.
1. First, Please do not take it out on the bear if your boyfriend got you a teddy instead of a diamond or chocolates. You might want to seek counseling however on this desire to reject a teddy bear. A teddy will never abandon you, reject you, betray you or nitpick if you don’t have it’s dinner ready. It also will last long after the chocolate is eaten and flowers wilt and very possibly long after the boyfriend is gone.
2. Please do not hurt others with your teddy bear. You’ve received a wonderful gift. Don’t be mean to those who got nothing. How would you feel if someone did that to you?
3. If you did not receive a teddy bear, I assure you there are many teddies out there longing for a home with you. They will be just as cuddly if you buy one for yourself. And you can pick out your favorite. Adoption fees are especially low right after the holidays.
4. Please remember a teddy bear given as a gift should come without strings. Don’t let someone convince you to give up something you can never get back just because they gave you a bear, no matter how wonderful the bear. Wait for your forever love. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, that’s okay. It doesn’t happen to everyone.
5. Teddy bears are about love. Loving someone means wanting them to be the best they can be. If someone apologizes by giving you a bear, that may be sweet. But if they are apologizing for hurting you, consider if you are really doing the loving thing by taking them back. One time might be a fluke. Two times? Seek help. No-one using you for a punching bag is the best they can be. They have a bad habit and need help to break it. If they refuse counseling and advice of family and friends and keep hurting you, consider pressing charges, even if you have to run from them and hide. If you love them, do you want them imprisoned for murder? Bad temper and bad habits can lead to this even by accident. Better a small charge now and a warning from the police than a life sentence and your family losing you forever. Loving them doesn’t always mean obeying or staying with them. Sometimes it means letting go so they can learn to be better people.
Until next time, this is Vernon Bear, signing off.