Or perhaps it was because my dad gave him to me.
It may be because I feel he shouldn't be 'de-cluttered' because he has sentimental value …
… or because I'm sorry that I was sick all over him when I was 3 and he had to be washed in the washing machine - oh the guilt!
Is he my favourite because he may be 'worth a bit now' even though his squeak has gone and he's rather moth-eaten? I did save an Ebay write-up about a similar panda.
Here is a wonderful looking Panda teddy bear, made by Chiltern and dates from the 1950's. He is a charming looking bear and comes in great condition. His coat is made from black and white mohair, which has signs of play wear, but to be expected with such a nice bear. There is obvious wear on his belly, around his Growler. His eyes are made from amber and black glass. His nose and mouth have been typically stitched into the Chiltern Shield. His head is filled with wood wool, while his body is filled with sub. He has a great working tilt growler in his belly. He also has a small tail too. He is unjointed but can sit and stand easily. He sadly no longer bears his label, but the is no mistaking his origins. He measures 38cm / 15in. He is a charming bear and he needs a new home?
My panda's head seems to be stuffed with straw and his body with kapok. I don't know what 'sub' is and he can't stand up.
He's quite old now, doesn't need a new home and he's staying with me because -
he's my favourite bear.
At the moment!
Thank you for your thoughts on favourite things. I've added some of them to my list of Favourites on Friday.
2. mug and/or cup
3. drinking glass
4. pen, pencil or writing or drawing implement
5. plate for meals
6. shoes and/or clothing (Mac and Janet)