Monday, August 4, 2014

The Rafting Adventure.

The big launching and race.

I was so excited and so were all the other bears. Of course Prissy Pants was extra  scared. She kept telling me what happens if I fall out.
Well of course I told her nobody will fall out.

So we had a big instruction lesson before we started.
I sat them in the sun and told them,
1. no jumping around in the raft.
        2. no pushing and shoving each other.
  3. listen to what I have to tell you.
4. no trying to get out of the raft
 first. Take your time.

Then I realized some one was missing...
Where is Boof????
Well we carefully put the raft in the water and every one shouted Hooray!!!!
Because it floated.
Prissy pants and Teeny wanted to go first just in case they got too scared latter on.

Away we sailed. 
There were smiles all round.
Then the race started. 
Prudence some how, had conned a big bear with very big muscles to row her raft.
We could see them up ahead. Prissy was saying wait for us.
We were piped at the post. Prudence and her new rowing team won. 
We shook there hands and said well done. Even though we were wishing we won.

It was Boof's turn, so I thought we had a fair chance this time.
Prudence and her muscle men ran into a mob of ducks which slowed them down.
It certainly gave us and edge.
We were going so fast we couldn't stop in time, and got a bit of a spray from the waterfall. Oh well it was a nice day so not to worry. 
We headed back to shore feeling pleased with our selves.
That's where the trouble started.
Boof was teasing Tiny and he was saying I am getting out first because I am the best ... Teeny was distressed and was hanging on to his leg saying "don't be a bossy britches." WHEN all of a sudden Boof fell in. Teeny was still hanging on to him trying to pull him back. Poor Teeny was to small to help.
Boof's face went under the water and he was blowing bubbles. Of course I had to put my first aid into action. I dragged him out and gave him mouth to mouth. 
Thank goodness He spluttered, and started breathing.
What a scare. Now I didn't say anything to Boof then, we were so pleased he was breathing.
Prissy pants sunned herself on the lawn with a pretty umbrella.
Latter that night while we were around by the camp fire, I explained how important it is to listen to instructions, because we all need to work as a team and be safe together.

Phewwww!!!! what a day. 
When they were all tucked in bead, Prudence and I had SEVERAL cups of hot chocolate. 
Then looking up in the sky with all the stars. 
We both thanked our lucky star, that every one was safe.

Nigh Night... I'm pooped.
See you all next week.

I hope all my readers, know if you need to listen to instructions.
You don't know what might happen.

My thought for the day.
"Don't brag. It is not the whistle that moves the train."


  1. Hi Miss Granny,

    Funny how some of that rafting adventure didn't reach my ears. Prudence didn't say a word about the mishap at the end of the race. I was horrified but so thankful that the little ones didn't get hurt and that Wilbur was there for the rescue.

    The Mom ♥

  2. Dear Kay, thank you for this beary Rafting Adventure. I like this story.
    And thanks for your comment. In my shop it is a real "summer hole" at this times. I am very happy about your wishes. Hugs Iris

  3. Oh, this was horrifiying... but we're glad that Boof wasn't harmed - we bet he has learned his lesson now. You've done a wonderful job, dear Wilbur, and we're proud of you keeping a clear head in the emergency case. Don't be sad you didn't win, it's not about the winning but about participating... especially if the other team consists mainly of muscle bears... ;O)

    Flutterby + Birgit

  4. What a wonderful story, Wilbur. No wonder you are pooped. I was tired just reading of your adventure.*GRIN* I'm glad to hear that Boof is ok and all of you had a fun day. Looking forward to reading more tales next week. Stay Safe!

  5. WOW! reading this adventure my heart was bouncing like an idiot! THANK HEAVEN you all are safe and what a BRAVE bear you are Wilbur! Saving a!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, afterall you had a great time and LOTS of hot chocolate so, even when you are pooped, it was a great adventure you wouldn't have missed I believe!

    Looking forward to the continuing story!

    Sleep well dear friend(s) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs from Pink!

  6. Drama Drama! now I think I need a hot chocolate!! And Miss Prissy Pants looks ever so pretty sitting under her exquisite parasol. Oh! I do like the thought for the day "It's not the whistle that moves the train" .... must remember that.

  7. Hallo liebe Granny ubnd lieber Wilbur,
    das war ja eine aufregende Rafting-Tour. Ich hoffe das alles wieder gut erholt sind,.
    Liebe grüße

  8. Oh NO! There's NOTHING worse than wet fibrefill - ewwww! Still, we hope everyone's safe and dry now...


    The Clan, Jack & Boo

  9. Oh Wilbur, what an adventure! You are so brave! I love this post and for sure I love the thought of the day!
    All my best and a happy happy time - take care

  10. Dearest Kay,
    Almost kept my breath... very well told story about this adventure. Hope the pink fur cleaned up nicely.
    Love the quote at the end from D. V. RANGARAJAN!

  11. Ohhhhh Wilbur wat een spannende tijd hebben jullie beleeft, gelukkig dat het vlot goed bleef drijven. Maar
    ohhh was Boofs toch bijna verdronken. Ben trots op je Wilbur dat je hem hebt gered met mond op mond beademing.
    Wat zullen jullie allemaal geschrokken zijn. Het was me het dagje wel, genieten jullie nu maar van de heerlijke chocolademelk.....



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