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Missing bear George


He either went walkabout or was bear napped in Government St in Victoria, BC. If you find him could you contact us at shirleyafranklin@, we miss having him on our travels with us. Our phone number is 1 905 … Continue reading


George Bear came to stay with us in July 2012 in Bondi. My gorgeous daughter was born in November of that year. Imogen has taken George to her heart. Her first words were “Bear-Bear” as she affectionately calls him. Although … Continue reading

George moves to Shakespeare country!


Grandma recently visited and brought George Bear back for 8 year old Holly, who lives in Shakespeare country in England. Welcome to the family, George Bear! We look forward to lots of adventures with you x

San Franciso…George escapes from Alcatraz

Thank God the bars weren’t too narrow !! George escapes Alcatraz….possibly the first bear to do so !!? Next stop Seattle

Our bear has fallen in love with someone else!

Greetings from Liverpool UK! Since Jan 2014 our bear has traveled through NZ, Ireland, England and has walked 320km from Leon in Spain to Santiago de Compestella. He has told us he has loved it [and us!]. However, he has … Continue reading

Cyclone George

This Georgie bear travelled from Christchurch NZ to Sydney Australia where he attended the Dolly Parton and Bruce Springsteen concerts. Georgie fell in love with Dolly and we had great troubles putting him back in the suitcase to travel home … Continue reading

George HB Kennedy


George has finally arrived at his new home in London, UK and is hoping to get his back fixed on the NHS. He’s had great fun traveling all around the South Island (the best island according to all the people … Continue reading


Since we adopted George ( January , 2013 ) George has travelled to Australia , the United States and Canada . Most recently he has travelled to Costa Rica . In September he will be heading to England , Wales … Continue reading

George Bear’s Travels

After I left Christchurch I traveled with my new family to Queenstown. Then we went to Melbourne and Hobart before going to Sydney and Port Douglas to dive the Great Barrier Reef. After that we flew to Auckland before heading … Continue reading

George Bear’s Travels

After a most enjoyable stay at the George in Christchurch, my adopted parents took me on a flight to Queenstown. Boy was it fun, went on the old steamship on Lake Wakitipu and then looked but didn’t jump at the … Continue reading