“What’s wrong with Barnaby Bear?”
“Nothing, but the white bear’s gonna get stinky and die; the TV man said so.
When Leo was tucked up in bed, Barnaby snuggled in his arms, I turned on the evening news.
I welled up as I watched the bear and her cub gingerly tiptoe across the ice flows.
“Polar bears face extinction as arctic ice begins to thaw,” the serious-faced newsreader began.
If they could be saved from extinction they could be as ‘stinky’ as they liked.