Beautiful little bear !
It's a nice drawing. I don't have my first teddy bear any more (but a beloved one: a stuffed... Smurf!)
A sweet bear and a true quote!I lost my fav childhood bear somewhere in the past decennia, I think at my parents'place. He (or she?) was not in a good condition either, and somehow the bear has disappeared, vanished.. So nice to read your experiences - interesting how many of us always cherish sweet memories of our first bear (and smurf)!
It does seem to be a consistent theme. I think my bear spent many year's at my mother's place before finally coming to live with me.