Hello Good people! All is well over here at Bear central. Bear #3 and Bear #4 are having a great time learning all about American culture and especially Bay Area cuisine! We are getting to know these sweet Bears little by little and are loving every minute of it.
I want to say a special hello to our friends Reiko and Yuki in Japan! We miss you guys, and hope to come say hi sometime soon. We are doing great aside from losing our Bears..
Recently we received an email from a fellow Bear sympathizer explaining a new law regarding Bear hunting ( Noooo!) in California. It appears The California Dept. of Fish & Game is trying to remove the cap on the number of Bears that can be killed during Bear hunting season. There are lots of other nasty details, but it sounds pretty bleak for the Bears if you ask me.. After reading this, we thought of our own dear Bears and how they would feel about such a law.. On more than one occasion I came home to find them at the computer writing a letter to someone or other- Bear #2 standing on the desk, directing #1 which key to jump on next. It was quite a painstaking process for them, but they loved it. They even had their own font that they liked to use. Granted, they were usually trying to order large volumes of fresh Salmon from some fishery (on my credit card), but they did occasionally send letters to public figures regarding contemporary events.. Actually, before our dreaded trip to see Avatar, the Bears insisted on writing to James Cameron to ask him to make 3-D glasses in Bear size so they could watch the special effects too.. He never replied, so they decided that if they watched it with one eye closed it would work just as well..
Anyhow, that is what they would do; they would write a letter. I have read enough letters written by the Bears to guess what they would say, so I sat down and wrote a letter to the California Dept. of Fish & Game. Bear #3 and #4 were encouraging me the whole while, dancing on my head and singing strange guttural sounding Bear songs to keep me going.. Here is the letter reproduced in all it’s glory!
We sent this off along with a cute picture of the Bears.. I think that the “public comment” period is officially over, but I figure it can’t hurt. It feels good to represent the Bears; I know it would make them happy. If you want to read more about this Bear hunting issue or get involved, try here and here..
Until next time..
We wish you happiness.