Sunday, March 09, 2008

More Stuff That Roma's Learnin'

Hi, it's me, Klu. But this isn't a post by me. This is a post by Roma. I miss Roma somethin' fierce. Here's the post she wrote. I'm glad she's doin' some postin', cuz sometimes I can't think of nothin' to do some bloggin' 'bout.

Klu the Bear

PS. I wish I could see a moose.

Dear Klu,

You know I like learning ‘bout stuff, and moose are really, really interesting. I’ve been learning lots about them in books and on the internet (my dad helps me use the mouse for the computer).

Here’ a picture of a baby moose. They are SO different than human babies.

Moose babies are called calves. They can stand up in one day (my mom told me I couldn’t stand up ‘til I was like 9 months old!) AND they can swim when they are two weeks old. Can you believe it?

Mama moose are very protective of their calves (that means they take really good care of their kids) and they will chase people if they get too close. Moose can run super duper fast even though they look kinda clumsy sometimes because their front legs are longer than their back legs! They can run as fast as a car -- up to 35 miles per hour. I can’t even ride my bike that fast (though Uncle Kerms can, for sure).

Calves stop drinking their mom’s milk after about six months, and they only stay with their mom until they are one year old. Then they go out into the forest on their own. Would you be scared to live in a forest if you were one year old, Klu? I know you’re a bear and all, but wouldn’t you be scared? That’s really young to try and be all grown up already.

I’m glad I don’t have to live in the forest all by myself. I like living with my Big Mummy and Papa. We are moving to a house in the forest soon, but I get to stay inside at night by the cosy fire. Maybe my mama and papa will let me roast marshmallows. Could you come and visit me, Klu and all the kids? We could roast marshmallows together, ‘kay?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Uncle Kerms's New Drum

Hi, um, it's me, Klu the Bear.

This is a post 'bout Uncle Kerms and his drum. My Big Mummy gave Uncle Kerms a drum for Balentine's Day. She said she knew it was a weird gift for Balentine's Day, but Uncle Kerms liked it a LOT.

Uncle Kerms let me try playin' his drum, and I 'scovered it's real fun to do some drummin'. But Uncle Kerms had to hold me up so I could reach the top of the drum. Then Uncle Kerms got tired of holdin' me up and he went away. But I still wanted to do some drummin' so I tried standin' on the tissue box. But I still wasn't tall enough to reach the top of the drum. I was feelin' really 'scouraged, but then Speedy had a great idea. He stood on the tissue box, and let me stand on his back. (Turtles have hard shells, you know, so it didn't hurt him.) Here's a picture of Speedy standin' on the tissue box, and me standin' on Speedy's back, doin' some drummin'.

Klu the Bear