I’ve been busy trying to learn how to make PDF files accessible, so I’ve recruited a guest blogger today. He’s in a foul mood though… Sorry about that.
He wanted send a message to Google about today’s Google Doodle.
I give you, Rupert the Bear.
This morning when I logged onto my computer home page I couldn’t help but notice that you are paying homage to Paddington Bear on the anniversary of his 50th year. While I don’t mean to take away from Paddington’s celebrations, I must admit to feeling a little left out. Only three years ago I celebrated my 85th anniversary, and did anyone at Google make me a Google Doodle? Nope. Not even a sketch. I mean, 85 is awfully old for a bear.
You may or may not know, but Paddington and I have a long-time rivalry. Here in the States, where I’m now staying with Dona and her family, no one knows who I am. Everyone thinks I’m Paddington. They don’t even know I was around first!
Dona tried a website about my adventures, but the rhyming scheme just got too much for her.
But I digress. Google, I’m fully expecting that in the year 2020, on 8 November, you will dedicate a Google Doodle to me for my 100th anniversary. I even made one for you, so you don’t have to do any work. Just put it on your Google calendar. Or send yourself a Gmail.
Formally of Nutwood.
PS I’m not that other bear either — the one that cannot spell and who lives in the Hundred Acre Woods.
5 thoughts on “Rupert Bear’s open letter to Google”
Oh, Dona, Rupert is adorable. I’m sorry he’s in such a foul mood, though I certainly understand why. I hope tomorrow is a better day for him.
Rupert has a good point. I do hope Google takes him seriously.
Many Rupert & Paddington & Pooh books have passed my way over the years. I’m a devoted fan of all three bears.
Tina – Rupert is fine now. He rarely gets grumpy. Thanks for the concern.
IB: Me too!
Deloney: Cool — so you knew who Rupert was! He is happy to hear that.