Yes we are still on this planet

Hey everyone,

It has been a rough 6 months around here. MAMA MARY has

Not felt well enough to play with me and help me write a post. I have however spent a lot of time snuggling with her and molly the dog

Since it is after all my most important job to comfort mama.

Since last post mama and molly the dog have both had surgery. Molly under went a third tumor removal. It went so well, way better than last time. She came home from the hospital 3 hours after surgery and said “surgery? What surgery?” She is such a little sherman tank. We gave her pain medicine just to keep her from running and jumping and pulling stitches. She loves resting with me and her and mama both think that ALL pillows should be teddy bear shaped

Mama had a 3rd knee surgery helped her with mobility but not much releif in the pain department.

Then in august she was attacked with severe veritgo. Wow what an

Unpleasant surprise that was. Lots of tests to rule out stroke mri’s and scans etc, finally it was decided that it was bppv, benign paradoxocal

Positional vertigo possibly brought on by the lyme disease.

Lots of physical therapy for that and she is still having random episodes.

However the big problem is her lower back big time pain . After many scans and tests it was shown that there is imflamed scar tissue from

Previous surgery and instability in L 2 where it meeets with the

4 leval spinal fusion. Lots of physical therapy for that

Also. Shots in nerve roots and increase in pain meds have made the condition bearable. Will decide in january if surgery to clip l2 to existing fusion would be more help than harm.

That is all. it is our intention ‘mama and me” to use this blog for fun not whining.

I just wanted to give an explanation for our 5 month absense.

Meanwhile sweetie bear who traveled with mama for years when

She flys and has to keep luggage to a minimum has officially retired!

She says her bones and fur are just too old to be wadded up in luggage and those scanning machines , well we just won’t go there. So here is a pic of her in her retirement night gown and slippers.

A new little bear named brownie has joined us and will be flying with

Mama if she ever feels well enough to travel again. Here she is in her nightgown robe and slippers.

And pic of me in my christmas nightgown. We missed taking pic of me in my fall dress. I will see if i can get mama to change me back to that dress and do a photo shoot.

Missed you all

Hope you are all well. Hope to post more later.

Teddy bear yates

Mama takes a turn for the better!

Hey everyone,

Mama feels somewhat better this week not great but better.

One of her meds which make her very ill is on again off again at 2 week intervals and this week she is  off .
So we are planning to fly up to the pittsburgh pa area to be with aunt geri for her birthday. Since we fly standby we will make the final decision on whether to go or not on tuesday.

However i am an extremely optimistic teddy bear and i have started to pack my bag.

 We will do nothing special while there but we will see A  few friends and relatives and i understand there will be birthday cake fOr breakfast,  lunch and dinner!,

Literally all of mamas people live north of the mason dixon line so mama gets cheated out of birthday cake very many times during the year. It is v ery sad.


Take care every one.

Teddy bear

Happy 4th of July

Hey evetybody
Mama mary and i did not post for a coupke of weeks because

Mama had some problems with what she calls  “medical related real life issues”. When this happens i do not go online often , preferring to  concentrate on comforting and cheering up mama, which is after all my main job in this household. 

 Fortunately mama had already sewn my july dress weeks ago as she had hoped to join aunt geri and her teddy honeybear in pennsylvsnia. In jluy and wanted to have me dress for the holiday. Well it does not look like mama is  going to  visit aunt geri this july. In the whole 68 years of her and aunt geri’s  life they have only been apart in july 2 times.  They are twins. They are very disaponted  but the wor ld will go on spinning regardless and both aunt geri and mama realize that it is  not the worse thing to happen.  

Mama and i fly standby as mama’s dear husband works for the worlds larrgest airline and last minute arrangements could be made to fly north if mama suddenly “takes a turn for the better”.


Meanwhile here are a couple of pics taken yesterday between rain storms. Very loud storms. Molly dog spent most of the day

wearing her very effective “thundershirt” which is a real success

During thunder storms and still to come fireworks. And speaking of fireworks they are very legal in sc and are used constantly here all year round for parties and picnics. I am helping mama set up a holiday scene for her hitty dolls and they will have firewirks. We teddys are not permitted to have them because we are a lot younger than the hitty dolls and a lot nore irresponsible and careless. Not fair,!!



Here i s a pic of  becky bear  (with her puppy  no no bad dog)

Me and becky bear looking very cute!



And here is a puc of us looking even cuter wearing our 4th of july head bands with built in ” fake fireworks”.


I hope ya’ll have a safe and happy holiday. If it does not rain later mama , me  and molly dog will sit on the deck and download an

Audio book and crochet on christmas 

presents. And if mama feels well enough i will help her get the hitty  dolls dressed and arranged.  “PLAYING” is not only good for a person physically but also good for the soul. 

Take care all

Teddy bear yates




Post memorial day – out comes the white dresses

Hey everyone , 

Mama Mary is from “up north” originally and is very old fashioned.

She insists that you do not wear white   or linen until after memorial day and you put your whites and linens  away after labor day. This really dates her and some of you can guess her advanced Age!

So last week before Molly had her surgery she dressed me and 2 of my good friends becky bear and betsy bear in our sailor dresses. She was not satisfied with the pics and may do a “do over” outdoors.

The wonderful quilt was purchased on ebay already embroiderered. I 

Believe  it was from a stamped cross stitch baby quilt kit. Mama likes to do stamped cross stitch but had never seen this kit before finished or unfinished. It was beautifully crafted and she got what she calls ” a good “price”, another one of her favorite things.
Molly the dog is bouncing back miraculously from her surgery.

Too bad people do not heal as fast. We are having a hard time restraining her. She is a very active dig even at the age of 12.

Mama calls her “my circus dog” because she never walks when she can run, takes the stairs 3 at a time and jumps over beds,  you go girl!!

Take care, Teddy fear yates