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

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

March 2, 2015

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

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They frolic in the yard 

Also in the park

Mali holds Teddy close when she’s scared of the dark 

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Teddy’s small build would come in quite handy

Especially when it came to break into the candy

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There was just no predicting their various romps

Like when they went treasure hunting in the local swamps

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Teddy would help Mali chase neighbors’ cats

And afterward they’d knit each other snow hats!

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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!”

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Then Mali was thirsty and needed a drink

Teddy got her favorite – water from the sink!

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Hold on, there’s a camera lens in there

What have you been drinking, you silly old bear?

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“Never you mind” said Teddy with a smile rather funny

“This bear needs more than salmon and honey.”

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Their adventures did not slow, as Milo might have thunk 

For Teddy was a highly functioning drunk

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They spent all winter long playing in the snow

They built snowmen to play and snowballs to throw

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And then with the sudden change of the season

They became best friends with Wall-E for some reason

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“Try my fresh coffee beans, I’ve got a whole case

I imported them here directly from space.”

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“Or perhaps, if you’re sick of this rhymin’

We could take a day off and go mountain climbin'”

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Wall-E made a fine addition to their team 

Space had taught him to live life to the exXtreme

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“Let’s stare at the stars – don’t they all look so close?”

Say, when did Wall-E become so verbose?

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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”

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But fear not, sweet Mali – we shall meet soon again

For there’s nothing in this world better than a good friend.

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P.S – Teddy returned the next day in a candy jar.

 

All photos via Gabi Stickler.

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

March 2, 2015