Monday, 30 November 2009

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Bear-day to me,
Happy Birthday to Sir Winston,
Happy Bear-day dear ME,
Happy Birthday dear Sir Winston,
Happy B-day to US!

There is no prize for guessing what to day it is here?
My Hug is fancy pawty hat ready as my invitations specified...
Yes, it is my very first ever my Bear-day celebration!
Mother, hiding behind her Venetian mask, wanted to make it special...But I fear she now regrets it's technicalities!!!
[Blue here, without the help of friends below re images all gratefully received, I would have done a 'Woodstock Regrets' post re this 'madness' on my part, as I have felt so unwell this weekend it has been a real struggle to get my act together!]

Back to me, the bear-day boy!
Not every bear can celebrate his day in such fine company!
My Hero, Sir Winston Churchill was born today in 1874 @ the Big House there in Woodstock!
And a 'wheelie' friend joining us is named after him too!
It fell to this wartime prime-minister, to cement my country's alliance with the US, where I now have many good friends!
The son of an American mother & an English father, his eloquence - yes, he was a fine speaker, with a way with words, just like me - endeared him nearly as much to Americans as to the British!
This oil portrait of him is by Douglas Granville Chandor 1946...
And this me, a digital photograph by Mother 2009...
Now, the pawty really can start, the caters have delivered!
My cake has arrived, not from the Shop but it is chocolate...And, my presents marched in...Followed by my many friends.
Master Buttons, smartly attired in business suit was first @ the door... The Rocky Creek Scotties were next...Followed by, Maggie & Mitch plus Miss Autumn and Kipper & Hazel...WFT's Miss Fergi, Jake & 'Wheelie' Winston...
Bob T Bear, esq came over without his famous pants on head...
Charlie Bear, Sally Ann, Mack & Taddy teleported across from the USA...And, Diva Asta as usual dressed to impress & took centre stage...Then played the piano beautifully for our dances and my Bear-day chorus...Before setting up a Las Vegas style gaming table to showing off her card tricks... Ginger Jasper in very fetching green, hoped the luck of the Irish was with him when he sat down to play poker against her...
And, we must send Greeting to his Dad, who has the honour to share his Birthday with little old me!

My personal guest of honour was of course, my lady bear friend dear Miss Rosie - we shared a private moment over a paw-martini, after I had reclaimed her from Master Buttons company - I think she admires a gent in a suit...She arrived with apologies from Aunt Misses Peach, who is still away on her honeymoon with Mickey.

Moving on, Mother has lite my cakes candles - look @ them burning brightly - I am not saying how many...
Everyone please take a deep breath, think of a wish & help me blow them out - one, two, three woooooooooooooooooosh!
And, may I say 'Thank-You' to you for all coming to share my day and making it so memorable, now, lets pawty some more.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Woodstock! What a cake! It's just gorgeous! We are ready to pawty!

Love ya lots,
Maggie, Mitch, Autumn, Kipper and Hazel

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Happy Bear-Day Woodstock.
And many, many more.

Had we known your Mom was sick, we would have arrived earlier to help with the pawty. We hope she is feeling better and doesn't have the dreaded flue.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

TwoSpecialWires said...

Happy Birthday, Woodstock! What a wonderful party. It was a pleasure to be among your delightful friends, and your mum did an amazing job at making the day so very special. We wish we'd known she didn't feel well, and we would have tried our best to do some magic to help. We hope she's feeling better today and that it was just, perhaps, too much of that yummy cake.

Thank you for inviting and including us,
Jake and Fergi (and Winston!)

Pee esS. We never realized the resemblance between Winston and Mitch. Check out those pictures!

Buttons the Bear said...

It was a great party! Your mother did a fabulous job in spite of not feeling well. Hope she is better now.

Dare I say Miss Rosie, caught my eye too. She looks very pretty in her purple dress. But I being a gentlebear, have the utmost respect for your relationship. I did however enjoy chatting with her over that delicious chocolate cake. By the way we were talking about you and your wonderful party.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your special day. I go get out of these fancy duds and help mom with the hall decking.

Once again Happy Bearthday!



Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Birthday, Woodstock....we heard about your birthday at Ginger Jasper's and wanted to drop by and wish you a wonderful day. What a pawsome party....thank you.....:)))))

Butchy and Snickers said...

Happy Birfday Woodstock! We hope you had a wonderful time at your pawty. Everything looks so festive for you. Sometime we'll have to post about Mama's Bing Bear 'Butchy'. You would like him.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Angel Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh what a special party you had, wonderful cake and all your friends! We hope you have many more.
Bambi, Happy and the Animal lover,

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Happy Bear day and didn't we have a brilliant time.. It was so good to meet with our friends.. I loved all the hats and wow what a lot of food and drink there was.. Thank you for inviting me and I hope your mum is eeling better. Mum wonders if you have some of the same bug that is invading her. Hugs GJ xx

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Thank you for inviting us. We had the best time ever. The cake was delicious. It was so fun to see everyone.
Happy Birthday,
Sally Ann, Mack, Charlie, and Taddy

BJ Roan said...

Happy Belated Bear Day Woodstock! It looks to me like you had a marvelous time. Wish I could have attended, but alas, I must work. ;(
Aunt BJ

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hello Blue! Nice to meet you. Are you the Blue that Maggie and Mitch talk about when they do colors day and wheelie Wednesday???
Thank-you for your visit!! I love to meet new friends!!! It is something we all need!!
You come again and I will come again O.K.?

Bambi, my dog,and Happy my cat send their love and hugs and so do I. Fern

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Mommy found a book on Teddy bears. She was wondering if you were a steiff. Your feet look like steiff feet.

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Good morning Taddy!

With regard your question about my pedigree - sadly, I am not a highly collectable not a Stieff Bear but Mother did find me on an antiques stall.
My very batttered label said I was made in Woodstock, UK - hence my name.
Mother Googled my maker Elizabeth Thompson of Briar Thicket & came up with nothing!
She suspects I am not as elderly as my appearence & wonky joints suggests but she loves anyway.


Asta said...

Dawling woodstock
As oosual, you made this pawty spawkly and stylish!
I wish you so many many mowe vewy happy biwfdays and celebwations!

I am honowed to have been pawt of the and youw special guest, miss Wosie beaw cewtainly know how to twip the light fantastic..I loved seeing you dance and enjoy youwselves.
I know all youw guests had the most amazing time
Thank you again sweet fwiend
smoochie kisses,ASTA

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Ahhhhh what a devine time was had by my excelsior filled heart on this special day of yours dear Sir Woodstock!
Your devoted furever...Miss Rosie