Jul 152011
 

Penguin here.

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.

Winnie the Pooh and Friends 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

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

Jul 142011
 

Hi guys! Blue Bear and Penguin here to bring you a post for the penultimate day of the Winnie the Pooh countdown! The character for the final day is obvious, but for today, who could forget Piglet! He’s Pooh’s best pal and is a very nervous little guy. Just take a look at this picture for evidence of his worried ways:

Oh dear, Pooh... This looks daaaangerous!

Oh dear, Pooh... This looks daaaangerous!

One thing to note about the picture above is how poorly the teacup fits on his head. Imagine that! He’s so small that a teacup is wobbly on his little head. We’ve found a great picture to go with the one above; it’s a piglet wearing dirty little rainboots that also seem very wobbly! This is a piglet so small that children’s rainboots look 100 times too big for him. I dare you to try to not find this adorable:

Little Piggy Wearing Dirty Rainboots

At least my feet aren't dirty!

Picture of the little piggy: LOL, so cute

Jul 132011
 

Penguin here.

For today’s post, I’m going to present to you a special donkey from One Hundred Acre Wood: Eeyore! Eeyore can be a sad guy sometimes, because he often loses his tail, but in the end, he always ends up with some kind of tail (or tail replacement) and he always feels so happy because of his excellent friends.
The first present I ever received from Blue Bear was the adorable Baby Eeyore plushy here:

Baby Eeyore

Baby Eeyore Plushy

Isn’t he so cute?

Now here’s a picture of Piglet hugging Eeyore:

Piglet Hugging Eeyore

Piglet Hugging Eeyore

Finally, here’s a picture of a baby donkey foal (be sure to check out her adorable soft ears!)

Baby Donkey Foal

Baby Donkey Foal


Picture of Eeyore and Piglet Hugging found here: Riverlea Soap

Picture of Baby Donkey found here: Little Friends’ Ranch

Jul 122011
 

Penguin here.

What does T-I-double Gah – ER spell? Tigger of course (but certainly not tiger)! Tigger is a very friendly and bouncy tiger-like animal. As Tigger likes to sing, “The wonderful thing about Tiggers is I’m the only one!” Yes, Tigger is certainly an adorable, sweet, energetic and special guy.

Here’s a picture of Tigger:

Tigger Bouncing

Tigger Bouncing

Here’s a picture of a tiger, the animal most resembling Tigger:

Siberian Tiger Grooming Itself

Siberian Tiger Grooming Itself

Tigger picture found here: No Pearls

Picture of Tiger found here: National Geographic

Jul 112011
 

Penguin here.

For today’s post, we have one of my personal favourite characters: Rabbit. Poor Rabbit always has some kind of inconvenience happen to him, whether it has something to do with Pooh getting stuck in his hole, some gardening troubles, or Tigger jumping onto him and catching him by surprise. Although he may complain quite a bit, and get annoyed quite often, Rabbit is a friendly guy and is always content around his friends from One Hundred Acre Wood.

Here’s a picture of Rabbit in the middle of a tight situation:

Pooh Stuck in Rabbit's Hole

Poor Pooh is Stuck!

And here’s a picture of a real rabbit!

Adorable Brown Rabbit

Adorable Brown Rabbit

Picture of Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh found here: http://craigbarlow.blogspot.com/2009/05/pooh.html

Picture of a bunny rabbit found here: Acid Pilot’s deviantART

Jul 102011
 

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

Today’s post is in honour of Kanga and Roo, two very special characters. Kanga’s the maternal figure of the bunch and Roo is Tigger’s energetic bouncey little pal. Here’s a picture of them:

Kanga with Roo

Kanga with Roo

And here’s a picture of a real-life kangaroo with her joey in her pouch!

Kangaroo with Joey

Kangaroo with Joey

Kangaroo and Joey picture found here: MATTER OF LIFE: Animals

Kanga with Roo found here: Winnie the Pooh Spot

Jul 092011
 

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

For today’s post, we’re going to include a character who is not confirmed to be in the movie, but is a part of the One-Hundred Acre Wood crew.

Here is a picture of Gopher (the guy who whistles when he talks):

Gopher from Winnie the Pooh

I love Ss-(whistles)-sandwiches!

Here, on the other hand, is a real-life gopher:

gopher

Adorable Gopher!

Winnie the Pooh character Gopher found here: Just-Pooh.com (great name for a website, by the way)

Gopher found here: http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues04/Co01102004/CO_01102004_Gopher_Race.htm

Jul 082011
 

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

We’re big fans of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. In case you didn’t know, on July 15th, the brand new animated Winnie the Pooh movie will be released. We’re very excited about it, and in honour of the movie’s release, we decided (thanks to Blue Bear) that we will post on a daily basis, for the next 7 days, a picture of every character’s real life counterpart.

Here’s the movie’s poster:

Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster

Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster

Now, here’s a beautiful and majestic looking Bar owl:

Majestic Looking Barred Owl

Majestic Looking Barred Owl

Poster found here: Daemon’s Poster
Bar Owl found here: Wikipedia