An Unfurry Bear

I have this special teddy Its not a furry teddy, its specially made in the Shetland Isles as a collectable and is made of special machine-nitted knitted lace. Cost about $130.

I got my grandaughters little matching ones made out of recycled knitted Fair Isle jumpers to go with mine, but they are too old for teddies now.

Anyway I was sitting looking at it yesterday and thought: Actually, that bear has no hair,

it is a bare bear,

with no hair, and it is


Then I wondered how Baxton, my four-year old friend with alopecia areata, who got boken-hearted recently when a little girl at preschool told him to go home because he didnt belong, would relate to a bare bear with no hair.

Braxton has a different take on life. Would it mean anything?Would it empower him to have this bear onside?

Busta isnt soft and cuddly. He isnt even particularly friendly!

He is just Busta, the bare bear,

who sits on his own,

by the side of my chair.

He doesnt need friends,

cos he just doesnt care,

but when the toys need him,

they know he’ll be there.

Busta, the knitted bear from Fair Isle in. Scotland, home of my ancestors.

So I am expecting a visit from Braxton and his two brothers soon. If Busta resonates with Braxton, then Busta will be much happier with him, as long as he is kept well away from two sticky brothers lol.

Have you made your donation to the wigs for Alopecia charity yet? We only have till 30th October when Braxton’s Mum, Naomi, has her head shaved for this charity. Please go now, no matter here in the world you are,

to the donate page by clicking on this photo.

Many thanks

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

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