Picturesque Friendship Between Golden Retriever And His Teddy Bear Takes Unexpected Turn

Photographer Gabi Stickler has been taking fabulous shots of her Golden Retriever, Mali, for years. Some of Gabi's most adorable shots, however, tell a heart-warming tale of friendship between a Golden Retriever and his best bud, Teddy. As you might imagine, Teddy is in fact, a Teddy bear - nonetheless, this takes nothing away from their bond. Thus, today I ask you to gather round, BarkPosters, for I shall tell ye this tale of a friendship stronger than the seas. (Visit Gabi's shop here!) The Adventures of Mali and Teddy Mali was a retriever so bright-eyed and golden When one day her heart became quite beholden To a little brown fella with curly brown hair His name was Teddy and he was quite the bear 10945042_786039664804614_2827803879839928037_n They frolic in the yard  Also in the park Mali holds Teddy close when she's scared of the dark  250381_795349660540281_4365517491251562821_n Teddy's small build would come in quite handy Especially when it came to break into the candy 1454646_794471133961467_5812500613287724065_n There was just no predicting their various romps Like when they went treasure hunting in the local swamps 10702166_763984663676781_1237045074726173747_n Teddy would help Mali chase neighbors' cats And afterward they'd knit each other snow hats! 10885579_772694139472500_6206113896079384392_n Though life's day-to-day can come with its struggles There ain't nothing that cannot be fixed with a snuggle This bond of friendship would not easily sever "I wuv you Mali, let's hang out forever!" 10922747_785554621519785_7676046682638519167_n Then Mali was thirsty and needed a drink Teddy got her favorite - water from the sink! 10500391_800600960015151_6128159459850041821_n Hold on, there's a camera lens in there What have you been drinking, you silly old bear? 10888570_772811469460767_7706879340100092961_n "Never you mind" said Teddy with a smile rather funny "This bear needs more than salmon and honey." 14930_783980201677227_3435746321647189080_n Their adventures did not slow, as Milo might have thunk  For Teddy was a highly functioning drunk 644402_792965004112080_2038590891218052930_n They spent all winter long playing in the snow They built snowmen to play and snowballs to throw 10888855_771557306252850_2450937865515441764_n And then with the sudden change of the season They became best friends with Wall-E for some reason 10320400_787479161327331_6342112123944784812_n "Try my fresh coffee beans, I've got a whole case I imported them here directly from space." 10898095_785068324901748_9013742306239385133_n "Or perhaps, if you're sick of this rhymin' We could take a day off and go mountain climbin'" 10409640_787047908037123_3844947770917974677_n Wall-E made a fine addition to their team  Space had taught him to live life to the exXtreme 10933691_786468398095074_532509798647977044_n "Let's stare at the stars - don't they all look so close?" Say, when did Wall-E become so verbose? 10897028_778835398858374_6869739748550213938_n Then Teddy asked for some Mali time alone  They liked Wall-E, but it was time he phoned home Teddy said "Alas I must travel to see the world wide I'm not in debt to the mob, I'm not trying to hide" comp_DSC04076b-Fertig But fear not, sweet Mali - we shall meet soon again For there's nothing in this world better than a good friend. 10600359_783449905063590_4491146400466680314_n P.S - Teddy returned the next day in a candy jar.   All photos via Gabi Stickler.

Hope Bobbitt Writer

7 years ago

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