Original Curly

Welcome

Curlypaws is the nickname of a bear - Curly.  There is more than one Curly - in fact there are quite a few.

Each bear has his own niche in life, and this site explains who a few of them are and what they do.  Curly is actually a Ty bear, but sadly has now been "retired" by them and is no longer available in the shops.

  • If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…

    Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited)
  • I have a good mind not to take Aloysius to Venice. I don't want him to meet a lot of horrid Italian bears and pick up bad habits.

    Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited)
  • I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.

    Woody Allen
  • A bear teaches us that if the heart is true, it doesn't matter if an ear drops off.

    Helen Exley
  • In a world where everyone seems to be larger and louder than yourself, it is very comforting to have a small, quiet companion.

    Peter Gray
  • Bears sleep by day. At night they stay awake to chase away bad dreams.

    Jesse O'Neil
  • A teddy bear does not depend upon mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved - and therefore he lives.

    Pam Brown
  • You really don't have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear.

    Rachel Newman
  • There's just something about a Teddy Bear that's impossible to explain. When you hold one in your arms, you get a feeling of love, comfort and security. It's almost supernatural.

    James Ownby