*Currently in Sofia, Bulgaria
A one-week-old foal sleeps soundly in the lap of its new surrogate mum - a jumbo Teddy Bear.
Breeze the bay pony was found abandoned on Dartmoor National Park just a few hours after his birth. Unable to find his mother, the tiny foundling was stumbling hopelessly around the hillside trying to suckle mares. By the time rescuers from a local equine sanctuary had arrived to help, Breeze had collapsed in a state of severe shock and dehydration. YouTube
Life of a stuffed animals is very sedentary and in addition to the excessive screen time called for some restorative exercises. Elencho, the double amputee with bells for feet, was fixed with double adhesive tape to the chin bar. When one of his bells got loose I hurried to make the photo and then at the moment I pressed the shutter the second bell came off and the photo was made with Elencho airborne. Then it downed on me that the prototype for Elencho is Rudolph, the reindeer that lifts Santa sleigh to fly, and that his natural state is to fly. So he is practicing restorative flying.
Elencho was never introduced properly. His name means Little Reindeer in Bulgarian. He maybe little in size but his is the eldest in the company. I first saw him on Christmas at Déjà vu hair salon where I go to Sylvia for a professional intervention in the mess on my head after every trip. He was hanging on a wall, it was love at first sight. He was part of the Christmas decoration and was taken out of the box at Christmas time and then put back where he lived till next Christmas. Nobody remembered where he came from. After seeing him on the wall for four consecutive years this last Christmas I asked to be given to me as a present and I brought him home to the bears.
Descending by size: Indje, Kalina, Tumbago, Seargant Fluffy, Teddy Little Bear, Elencho and the Pilot Teddy Bear
Camouflage.bg is a store for toughies
Where is the casting? We want to be models now.
This is the morning after a 16h hike in Balkan Mountains from Momina poliana hut to Eho hut. Unintentionally I broke my personal record for winter trek. After sunset we walked 5h on headlamps and if it wasn't for somebodies steps we found I don't think it was in our realm of possibilities to find our way to safety in the dark. God works in mysterious ways.