Sunday, 28 October 2007

Magic Kingdom & MNSSHP

Saturday October 27th 2007

Today we went to The Magic Kingdom where I met Minnie Mouse again, she had a lovely dress on this time and was so pretty.
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I then got to meet Mickey Mouse, he was so much fun and was playing with us for quite a while.
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Finally I got to meet Cinderella and Prince Charming.
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Sunday October 28th 2007
Tonight was the night of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Nicki dressed me up in a pumpkin outfit, Lizzie went as Tinkerbell, Nicki as Peter Pan, Alan as a pirate and Jack a mad scientist. I had a fantastic time and got 6 bags of candy!

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We were out really late and didn’t get home until after 12 o’clock!

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Shamu! Shamu!

Thursday October 25th 2007

Today I went to Universal Islands of Adventure. Most of the rides were too scary for me, but I did get to go this ride
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It was great fun, Nicki and Lizzie got squirted by water jets!

Lizzie and I tried the harness for a rollercoaster called Duelling Dragons, I am so pleased that we were both too small!
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Friday October 26th 2007

Today we went to SeaWorld to see all the fish, dolphins and killer whales.
I loved watching all the shows that they had and got to meet lots of fish friends. I never knew that Rays and Dolphins were so friendly.
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We had a special dinner date today at 4pm. Nicki had booked to take us to Dine with Shamu. After eating lots of great food, a big Shamu came into the pool beside us. I have never seen anything so big in my life and he made some massive splashes!

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After we had dinner we went to see the polar bears. It was nice to see some bear cousins. Nicki took a picture of me next to the bear statues, I felt really small next to them.
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I got to meet a real mermaid too, she was very pretty and gave us lots of sweeties to take home.
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Friday, 26 October 2007

A Beary Special Day

Wednesday October 24th 2007

When I woke up today Lizzie told me that we were going shopping.
We got to this big shopping centre called The Florida Mall and went in search of a shop called Build-A- Bear. It shop was very big and filled with all kinds of lovely bear clothes and lots of bears to wear them. On closer inspection, I could see that all of the bears were a little under stuffed, in fact they were just skin!!!!! This was turning out to be a horror story. Lizzie chose a pink fluffy bear and then had to take it to the stuffing machine, where this lady (she looked so kind) put a tube in the bears back and pumped white stuffing in. I just squeezed my eyes tight and am so glad it wasn’t me! Then Lizzie chose a heart, made a wish and the ‘nice’ lady sewed up the bear. The lady told me that there is information inside the bear that enables him to be sent back to any Build-A-Bear shop and they can re-unite him with his owner. A bit like micro chipping for Teddy Bears, what a great idea. Lizzie fluffed up the new bears fur under an air-shower and then she had to complete and adoption process.

We sat down at a computer to fill in the new bears details and give new bear a name.
You’ll never guess what she called new bear?...............................LUCY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was so happy I cried, and so did Nicki.
So now I had a special Teddy friend to play with and remind me of my Lucy back home.

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After buying some clothes for Lucy and an outfit for me, we left the shops and went to Animal Kingdom.

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where Nicki and Lizzie took me on a rollercoaster called Expedition Everest. It was scary, but great fun too!

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After we left Animal Kingdom, we went off to a new hotel. Nicki said we were staying there that night as Jack (Lizzie’s Brother) and Alan were going off to get scared at a Halloween Party. I played with my friends while Lizzie and Nicki went swimming.

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and then we all went for a walk around the hotel and took lots of photos….

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Did you see the size of that puppy????

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Lobster and Rockets

Monday October 22nd 2007

I had a day relaxing today in the Villa with Flopsy while all the others went to a water-park. Nicki said It would be safer for me at the villa as she didn’t know if I could swim.

In the evening we all went to a place called Boston Lobster Feast. The lobster was as big as me!!!!!

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Tuesday October 23rd 2007

Today I went to Kennedy Space Centre to watch a shuttle launch.

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It was very exciting and we couldn’t wait to get there. We found a great spot to watch from and I sat down to read the guide-map with Lizzie while we waited for the launch.

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Launch time came and we all counted down from 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1….. and then I saw this amazing bright light in the sky, then heard the most amazing roar as the sound of the engines caught up with us.

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It was all over in a few seconds, but was awesome to see. Nicki says there are people in the shuttle going off to space, I think they must be crazy, you’d never get me in one of them shuttle things!

We had a look around the rocket garden before coming back to the villa for a much needed bearnap.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Blue Jelly Day

Sunday October 21st 2007

I woke up very early today. 4.30am American time, which would be 9.30am UK time.
We drove to a hotel called The Beach Club for breakfast, I had a huge bowl of fruit and shared Mickey Mouse shaped waffles with Lizzie. I got very sticky paws from all the maple syrup on the waffles. I’ve never had them before and they were very tasty!

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Suddenly this HUGE mouse appeared, I hid behind Lizzie until she promised that I’d be safe. It was Minnie Mouse and she was lovely.

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Then Minnie’s friend Goofy came to see me, he was dressed in a swimming suit and life jacket – a very funny choice out clothes to go to breakfast in, funnily enough I never saw them eat anything!

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Lizzie as holding me so tight that her finger slipped and poked me right in the eye! That stung a bit and she was really worried that she’d hurt me, but it was just an accident and I soon felt ok.

After breakfast we went to EPCOT and had fun on lots of rides. I posed for a photo outside one of the rides called The Living Seas with Nemo.

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We all started to get tired so left and headed back to our villa to have a break and get ready for dinner. When we were ready and got back in the car, Lizzie was worried that I wasn’t safe in a big seat all on my own

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So she made me a special seat that I travelled in every day.

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I ate lots of vegetables at the restaurant and then Nicki (Lizzie’s mum) said that I could have dessert. I have never seen such amazing coloured jelly in my life! I just had to choose a bit of each colour

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After all that food we were so tired, so went home to bed, ready for another exciting day tomorrow.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Flying to DisneyWorld

Saturday 20th October 2007

Today I started a new adventure. I still miss Lucy, but was excited to meet my new friends.
We drove to this place called an airport, I sat with a very nice rabbit called Flopsy and Lizzie who gave me lots of cuddles.

I had to travel through a machine, Lizzie told me not to be scared, but it was quite frightening for a small bear! I wanted some pictures, but Lizzie told me that we were not allowed to take any there and we had to wait until we had got on this thing called a plane.

Lizzie made sure I was strapped in and off we went. Wow! We went so fast and then I felt like I was floating! It sure was exciting! Lizzie and me watched some films and played some games until at last we back on the ground in America.

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Monday, 22 October 2007

Visiting The Library

Saturday 13th October 2007

After a good night sleep, Lucy told me she was going to take me to the library. I had no idea what this meant, but you know me, up for anything!

Lucy got a little coat for me and hugged me tight so I wouldn't get lost or get cold.

We got to the library and wow, how many books has that place got! I found one very interesting one and had a good read!

In the evening I started to pack my bag to go to my next adventure. Lucy and I had a cry together as we will miss each other, but this isn't a goodbye, this is a see you soon!

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Scarlett's arrival at Lucy's

Thursday 12 October 2007

So here I am, I finally arrived at Lucy's house! The journey was eventful, those delivery vans are not all that comfortable but luckily Lisa packed me with some goodies that kept me entertained on my journey!

I met Lucy and we had big cuddles and what lovely cuddles they were!!

I got a bit hungry so Lucy and I shared some grapes and then I met one of Lucy's cats, Felix. Felix and I shared a ride in Felix' buggy! What great fun that was!

Lucy and I were tired as it was getting late, so Lucy read me a story and we both snuggled up for the night! Night night all!

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Hello From Scarlett

Well hello..... welcome to my blog! My name is Scarlett and im an official fundraising representative of Greyhound Gap Although my profile says im really 20 years old ssshhhh im not but blogger wouldnt let me keep you up to speed with my adventures if I didnt tell a little bit of a porky. Us bears are ladies and its not fitting for me to tell you my real age.

This blog is too keep track of my fundraising efforts in aid of the pointies that find themselves in emergency situations landing in the care of Greyhound Gap.

Behind all this are two very special people. Lucy is just 6 years of age and wanted to do something to help raise funds in the memory of a very special lady Elaine Parkes. Elaine was very special in two ways, she was a vibrant unique fun loving lady and also Lucy's Mum Heidi's best friend.

Sadly recently at just 47 years of age Lainy lost her fight against cancer. Lainy adopted both of her dog's from Greyhound Gap and the charity and the hounds themselves were both close to her heart.

In Memory of Lainy and also to help special needs emergency dogs the Elaine Parkes Memorial Fund is being created.

So why am I Scarlett? Well the day after we sadly lost Elaine a VERY special little 6 week old puppy crossed the path of the rescue. Lucky events over the 24hrs before and the day that Elaine left us brought Scarlett into the rescue's care. Scarlett's needs were so great that her costs within 6 days mounted to a huge £2000 and medical care is still ongoing. Although the rescue's fundraisers worked hard all Summer this amount paid directly straight out to the vet hospital drained their resources. With a special fund and money set aside this means that dogs like Scarlett can receive the necessary treatment without taking away from the other dogs needing the help that Greyhound Gap provide.

Scarlett bear will be travelling for what already looks like nearly the next 2 years!!

A message from Scarlett Bear herself...... I am honoured that in the Memory of Elaine so many people are willing to welcome me into their home, share their holidays, their life and their special occasions with me.

Each home that takes Scarlett in for a week's period will be contributing the sum of £5 to the Elaine Parkes Memorial Fund.

Scarlett will continue to travel for as long as the demand is kept up. Each location will add their own blog updates during Scarlett's stay with them and she will leave each location with a postcard of the area filled in by her Guardian's to take to her next family.

Once Scarlett is done travelling and we hope that wont be for a long time yet she will be heading home to join Lucy permanantly. Greyhound Gap WILL be sending Lucy adoption forms and making her legal..... so unlike so many other bears and hounds out there little Scarlett Bear is ALREADY lucky enough to be guaranteed her own sofa and special little girl to love and cherish her for the rest of her life.

Please keep checking back for regular updates..... Scarlett's adventures will begin next week when the dreaded postal strike ends and she will start her journey with time with Lucy. I believe one of Scarlett's first visits will be with a family who are planning on taking her on vacation to Disneyland.... every little bears dream.

Keep watching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!