I have always been a major Winnie the Pooh fan. I even have my own Winnie the Pooh collection comprised of diverse things ranging from mugs to notebooks to jigsaw puzzles to pens, all of which I accumulated while growing up. There’s something really special about that silly old bear and his friends. I just can’t help but smile when I see a picture of them or watch an episode of the show.
Anyway, today marks the final Pooh-related post.
Here’s a picture of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Roo, and Piglet all dressed as pirates.
Arrgh matey...did you guys remember the hunny?
Now here’s a picture of an adorable black bear cub:
Adorable Black Bear Cub
The real-life Winnie was actually a bear named Winnipeg. He was initially the mascot for the 2nd Canadian infantry brigade (who were active in World War 1 and who were made up mostly of Western Canadians)*. He was later donated to the London Zoo where he became a very popular attraction. If you’re interested in watching a short video from cbcnews about the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh, you should check it out here.
A special thanks to A.A Milne (author) and E.H Shepard (illustrator) for bringing Winnie the Pooh and Friends to life and to Disney for keeping the tradition going.
Winnie the Pooh and Friends Dressed as Pirates: Flickr
Black Bear Cub found here: Atlantic Wildlife Institute
*Info about the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade can be found here: http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/history/10th/organization/2ndbrigade.htm