Redcliffe Pier

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BIRTHDAY BEAR IS DOG SITTING

We celebrated Helen's birthday at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cleveland. Birthday Bear was there sitting in a dog park doing some knitting while watching Dejar, Helen's chocolate Labrador. Bear was well prepared with doggie treats and balls to throw. If you haven't read about our Birthday Bear tradition before click here.

  Helen takes Dejar to the dog park regularly she'll be happy to have Bear help with the task.


 Mary dressed Birthday Bear this time. It is getting harder each time to think up new outfits for Bear.

It was also Helen's wedding anniversary this day and it was sad for her and us not to have Paul with us any longer. Chris and Bob our travelling friends are in Brisbane but they couldn't make it as they were both sick. However, we all had a good time having a seafood lunch by the bay. The weather wasn't the best but the drop down plastic walls gave us some protection against the cool breeze.

19 comments:

  1. it seems to me each bear is even more creative than the last one. this is just so cute and perfect. Happy Birthday Helen

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  2. I know your dear friend appreciates your support -- and the smiles -- even more than ever. I agree with your commenter above -- its hard for uncreative me to imagine how y'all come up with such new and different ideas every time.

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  3. Happy birthday Helen.
    The group of "b/dayers" sure picked a great location
    for your happy day.
    Colin

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  4. I like your birthday bear tradition and that deck where you are having lunch.

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  5. Birthday bear looks great as dog sitter ! You are all very creative when it comes to dress him ! Here it's very hot 32° it had never been so hot in September since the weather station was created !

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  6. Being rather fond of teddy bears I have always loved this tradition. I send Helen my love and a big hug, and hope that Chris and Bob feel better real soon.

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  7. Such a lovely tradition you all have! Love Birthday Bear's outfit too. Very sad for Helen as celebrations continue to roll around but now without her husband.

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  8. it looks great the pink cAP IS FANTASTIC!!!

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  9. You always come up with great ideas for Birthday Bear. Eventhough not everyone could be there it looks like you still had a good time.

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  10. I have no idea how you have thought up so many ideas for birthday bear, it must be fun though. Keep well t'other Diane

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  11. I think Dejar is going to claim those balls and treats as his! Such a cute idea.
    I am sure the companionship and love of friends helped Helen get through a difficult day.

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  12. BB looks like a bit of a character!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Hello, happy Birthday to Helen. Cute idea for the birthday bear's outfit. The restaurant looks like it is in a great location. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  14. Helen is surrounded by good friends Diane.. and Birthday Bear 😊, that would mean so much to her I'm sure.

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  15. Helen is surrounded by good friends Diane.. and Birthday Bear 😊, that would mean so much to her I'm sure.

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  16. Birthday wishes to Helen and the celebration was yet another gathering of such good friends.

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  17. It amazes me Diane the different personae Bear has taken on - great way to celebrate and I guess everyone is thinking of there next turn and how they'll dress this much loved bear.

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  18. I love these Bear moments! Happy Birthday to Helen. I'm glad she was surrounded by friends on her anniversary, too.

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