Friday, July 13, 2012

Animal Cruelty

In the hot afternoon sun, walking across 37th Street, I came across a stout bear - rather worn about the eyes -  slumped glumly on a bench.  The sign about his neck:

Spring is in the air ...
Take us home to hibernate ...
$89.95 each
$150.00 for the couple

Spring had passed, & in summer (as in spring) a bear like this would more likely be fishing, or scooping honey from trees, than planning to tuck itself in for the season.  Even a city bear would be foraging in trash cans or housebreaking.  He might want a little shade though. This bear looked too old and overheated for any exertion.  Just how long had he been stuck outside the florist's?  When I Google-mapped Scott's Flowers there he was, with his partner, but I don't know when that was, & where the other bear ended up.  It seemed cruel to have split up the pair - like an elderly husband and wife sent to separate quarters in the workhouse.  I hope he finds a home.

3 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

It looks like the heat is unbearable. (Sorry.)

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Hmm!

Goggla said...

Aww, he needs a slurpee! :)