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George in Germany

George joined the crowds today in Cologne, Germany, celebrating the German team’s win in the 2014 soccer championship. Turns out George is a party bear! Since leaving Christchurch George got adopted and became a happy member of the family. He … Continue reading

Missing in Victoria B.c


We were shopping with George and he either went walkabout or was bear napped, we returned to many of the shops but has to continue on our tour. We would really like to get him back as he had his … Continue reading

Lost George Bear


We were shopping in Victoria BC and George either went walkabout or was bear napped out of my purse, we really miss him and hated to leave without finding him but were on a bus tour and had to go. … Continue reading

George in Belgium with Calista and her friend Mr Parrot


George made a long journey to meet his new friends!

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