"Were you on your way somewhere," she said hopefully * hint hint*, to the Bear, because I see that you have on your best hat today?" Dolly tried to be polite even though she was not feeling very hospitable.
" Well, ... I always wear my best hat when I go out for lunch... and so... here I am!" the Bear said. "And I see that you have picnic basket with you today Dolly; I wonder what's inside?" *hint hint*"Nothing much" , said Dolly lamely,... "Well, ... actually, I don't know Bear, because my mother made up this basket as a surprise for Me" Dolly put great emphasis on the word 'me' so that the Bear would perhaps get the message and shove off. But the Bear said "How Wonderful! I LUVVV Surprises, so maybe I will just wait and see what kind of surprise your mother has packed for US." The Bear made certain to stress the word 'us' and then he climbed up onto the garden chair and waited quietly for Dolly to begin.
"Ummm.... there's not much.." Dolly said hesitantly, then paused.
She added quickly, "That is... there is nothing here that I think you would like to eat, Bear"
"Oh, dear!" said the Bear looking crestfallen. Then he said,
"But Dolly,... what don't I like to eat?"
Desperately, Dolly tried to think up something that sounded awful; something icky like turnips and cabbage. Personally, Dolly did not like either turnips or cabbage, but she wasn't quite certain if the Bear disliked them. In fact, she was convinced that the Bear would eat just about anything, whether he liked it or not. Still, she didn't want to tell a lie so she decided to say nothing at all. She decided to try and stall, instead. Hopefully, the Bear would get tired of waiting and simply go away.
|" IT'S HAMBURGERS!"|
the Bear exclaimed joyfully.
|"I LOVE HAMBURGERS, Dolly!!!!"|
|The Bear looked in and counted TWO plates! "What luck!" he thought. If he ate his hamburger quick enough, then perhaps Dolly would still have some left by the time he was finished, and then he could have her hamburger too!|
|"Which plate would you like Bear?" asked Dolly politely|
"Why the biggest one, if you please." replied the Bear impolitely.
By now The Bear was, very,very hungry!
|Reluctantly, Dolly handed over the biggest plate of hamburger and chips to the Bear, but just before he could take a bite, Dolly's best friend, Sweetie Pie showed up.|
|"Welllll,".... Sweetie Pie tapped her foot impatiently on the ground. She looked first at Dolly and then glared angrily at the Bear.|
|"I think... maybe?" said Dolly in a small helpless voice|
|Dolly acted fast, and before The Bear knew what had happened, Dolly had snatched up her plate and was gone.|
"Rats!", said the Bear once the shock had subsided. He was now all alone in the garden, friendless and exceedingly hungry.
|He looked at the now empty table and he felt very sad.|
" Oh dear," he said to himself, "I behaved very badly at Sweetie Pie's birthday party. I know that I should have had better manners and not eaten all of the birthday cake or any of those pretty wax candles, especially since they did not taste very good. I should not have been so greedy and cleaned out Dolly's fridge either, then perhaps Dolly and Sweetie Pie would have invited me inside for a hamburger too. Oh dear, I have been such a naughty bear."
The Bear sighed deeply and was feeling so miserable, that he even shed a tear.
|He sniffed loudly and wiped his eyes with the back of his paw,|
and again looked wistfully towards the empty table ...
That's when a miracle happened!
There, on the table, was a huge dinner of all of the Bear's most favorite things to eat in the whole wide world!
There was a big serving of a thick grilled steak, succulent roasted potatoes and sweet green beans.
The Bear thought he must be dreaming, where did all of this food suddenly come from? Then he saw a tiny little ant sitting on one of green beans who said to him:
|" Hello Bear, my name is Ant Kristine. I was sent here from above hoping that you would soon see the error of your ways. Have you learned your lesson that Greedy Bears will always be unwelcome and that when you are a guest, good manners are the best?"|
The Bear bowed his head in shame. " Yes, Ant Kristine I have learned my lesson, and I shall never act that way again."
"Very well Bear, because you have decided to mend your ways, you shall have this delicious meal of your favorite things to eat,... and it is all just for you!"
" All for me?" said the Bear in wonder.
|And in a flash he had the plate sitting on his lap.|
|The Bear looked down at the food for just a moment and then a smile lit up his furry face,|
"I wonder, he thought greedily, as he left the garden, " if Dolly has finished all of her hamburger yet,.... it sure smelled good! And I wonder if perhaps she might have something more to eat in her fridge?.... And you know what else....? I still haven't had my dessert. I do hope she still has some cookies...."
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Oh dear,... (sigh)
I guess some bears
|This story was my way of saying "THANK YOU"|
to Kristine of Paper Doll Miniatures.
I was the winner of her most recent Giveaway
|Here is everything that that I won with an extra plate of cookies as a bonus.|
What a Treat!
but don't tell the Bear
Again, Thank You very much Kristine
this blog post was written....
| and for my little friend |