WARNING: This blog is ritten in Bear English, wich is phonetic. An that is mor than yu can say abowt the werd "phonetic".

Monday, April 23, 2007

St George's Day


Today is St George's day, the patron saint of England.

Dilly, being a croco-dragon, is kwite taken with the story of St George. I was surprised to hear this, given the tradishonal fate of the green character in the story, till I discovered that in the vershon SHE read, St George hadn't FOUGHT the dragon, he TAUGHT it. St George is therefore patron saint of teaching dragons how to make fires, boil kettles, and make tea.

This will account fer how he came to be patron saint of England, too, as every English vein runs with 60% tea. (5% Marmite-on-toast, 2% steamed pudding & custard, 10% biscuits, 3% roast Sunday dinners, 5% fish & chips, 15% misc.)

Dilly's full nayme is Dilly St George, in onnor of the Dragon hoo was "taught" in the story (sigh....) an so to help her sellybrayte her speshol day we gave her a card and an English flag (red cross on white backgrownd):

She desided to make the flag into a cape an go gliding rownd the howse making engine noyzes wiv the theme from "The Dambusters" blaring out...

I caught a brief shot of this on video. Hope yu enjoy!

(If yu carnt see it here, try here.)

Bye fer now!


Shrink wrapped scream said...

Oooh, Dilly sounds like my kind of a gal', but I also think she's very lucky to have you for a big brother. You and she seem pretty tight..

B.T.Bear Esq. said...


D'oh! Thanks.

I wish she had her own email. Then yu cud write to her and tell her how lucky she is.


matt said...

Do you lot ever see men in white coats hanging around or following you?

B.T.Bear Esq. said...

They wear white coats on the fish counter at Tesco's, but they're all far too bizzy to follow me out.

Frog said...

This video reminded me of the ride of the walkuries. Only the music wasn't right :)

Gage The Bunny said...

I'm with Frog on this one, very Wagneresque. Dilly is a very talented dragon. Has she always been able to fly?

- Gage

B.T.Bear Esq. said...

She suggestid The Ride Ov Der Valkerries but this was more British, so as it was fer St George's day, she went with this wun onsted.

As fer flying, I'm shor Dilly duzzent akshully hav eny wings. SHE sez they are just 'tucked in' an small, an that they will grow wen she's older.

Meanwhile she uses strap-on wings or a cape, like here.

She's a good climber, too. We often find her on top of bookcases.

Or rather, we find her on top of our heds, arfter she has glided DOWN off the bookcases.


margaret said...


VERY good technique there, Dilly!