Sisu wishes you all a COOL NEW YEAR!

Dec 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Ranua 2017

30.12.2017 by Sisu with a little help from his secretary Mervi, Photos by Marko Junttila, Ranua Wildlife Park

Dear friends! The year 2017 is over but what a year it has been for me and my mama! We want to thank you all for being here with us. Our special thanks go to Marko Junttila who has taken such great photos and videos of us!

Oh bear, am I’m going to start the new year without my head ….

Hihihii, just kidding! My head is right where it’s supposed to be! 🙂

Sisu: Mama, I’ve heard we can make wishes for the new year.

Venus: Yes, that’s true but we have everything we need here in Ranua. Maybe we can instead make wishes to our  two- and four legged friends?

Sisu: OK! First I wish my big brother Ranzo will be happy with his two girlfriends. When I get older I want to have at least three girlfriends!

Venus – Dear boy, why three? What if you and Quintana will be living together?

Sisu (blushing): Well, that would, of course, make a difference. One Quintana would be better than three other polar bear girls!

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Sisu: I wonder what I should wish for the two legged creatures ….. maybe I wish they will finally learn to live side by side in peace?

Venus: That sounds as a very good wish! Let’s also hope they will learn how to take best care of our planet!

After this discussion mama and I decided to go diving. The water is so refreshingly cold!

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Did you know we can play hide and seek on the ice – or rather under it? :- Mama was wondering where his little boy went.

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Venus: Sisu, you really mustn’t scare me like that!

Sisu: But mama, that was only fun! I’m a polar bear cub and I’m supposed to play games with my mama! Don’t you remember when you were a kid? Of course, you’re very old now ….

Venus: I didn’t hear those last words!!

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Treasure hunting under the ice is one of my favourite hobbies this time of the year.

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I think I saw something ….

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…. I’d better take a closer look!

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Excuse me for showing my boomsie to you – although it IS a cute boomsie. You must admit that! 🙂

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I found a thing that seems to be a piece of cloth of some kind.

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Do you think I can make a wish when I throw it? In that case I wish all my friends in the wild will have a better new year than the last one was! I also wish best of luck to all the newborn polar bear cubs in the wild and in the zoos!

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My wishes are flying!

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I hope they will come true!

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Oops! It landed on my head. I take it as a good sign!

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You must agree my mama and I are really cool polar bears! Did you know that in Finland even the two legged creatures like to swim in icy water after the sauna? Maybe they are polar bears dressed like people …. hmm, that’s a very interesting theory!

Mama and I wish everybear and everybody a very HAPPY AND COOL NEW YEAR!

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    Not only your head is right where it’s supposed to be but also your maximum beautiful paws and the Lakritze nose are! That’s a master-piece of MASTER JUNTTILA . . . [ ts-ts-ts: it just came across my grey material that there is a well known theater piece of BERTOLT BRECHT, called ‘Herr JUNTTILA und sein Knecht MATTI’ . . hmmmm I am wrong – sorry: it’s called ‘Herr PUNTILA und sein Knecht MATI’! ] . . . Sure, any of the little brothers want to have always ‘always TWO TIMES MORE’ of whatsoeven than the big brother has got 😉 . . . But I am quite convinced you are right: QUINTANA is worth at least three other most beautiful and active little polar bear ladies!!

    I DO LOVE very much the conversations you have with your MAMA!, little cheeky boy!
    But only the idea to be forced to enter a pool compared to your winter ‘bathtub’ makes me shiver with cold.
    I need at least moderate warmth more than ever (your Knuipe/KWM-KNUTi-friends can tell you why!).

    It’s gift to see you so happy!

    The color of the piece of cloth you have found and took it as a lucky sign shows you certainly would be very WELCOME in Schöneberg (some may know what’s meant . . 😉 ) . . Thank you for having thought of us and for your good wishes. I am convinced they can only get true . . .

    This was again a wonderful co-operation between your greatest fan and Godmother MERVI (assistance in writing and gifted collage creator – simply gorgeous and lovely!), your court photographer MARKO JUNTTILA, and last not least yourself (funny, cheeky, lovely polar bear youngster!).

    Let’s say HAPPY BIRTHDAY from here to your compatriot RISTO who does celebrate exactly TODAY and a friendly HELLO to his beloved wife MIRJA – using all your four beautiful paws!! 🙂

  3. Dear Mervi & Marko

    The photos are wonderful.
    In Finnland the bears have
    the ideal conditions with
    much ice and snow. 🙂

    I wish everybody in KWM a Happy New Year!
    Maybe with more peace and less idiots in the
    governments all over the world. The climate
    change will be a big challenge for the animals
    in the arctic and antartic regions. 🙄
    So lets hope the best for the cubbies !

    Chris 🙂

  4. DUMBA – nearly a KWM-Pasch! 🙂

  5. Prima – vielleicht auch ein gutes Zeichen!
    Lass uns mal von dem Schlumbrger schlürfen, den ich eben in ‘Die KNUIPE’ gesetzt habe! 🙂

    an Dich und ALL/e und heute besonders natürlich ans Geburtstagskind RISTO und Frau!

  6. Video ist übrigens auch ganz toll aber . .. ‘brrrrrr – mir fröstelt!’

    Und ganz vergessen zu erwähnen:
    das BOOMSIE-Foto ist natürlich DER Silvester-KNALLER! 😉 🙂

  7. . .. . Und die letzte COLLAGE, liebe MERVI, ist süßer als süß !!!!!

  8. DUMBA – CHEERS! 🙂

    Ja, das Boomsie Foto ist klasse! 😀

  9. Dumba, Chris,

    The boomsie photo is my favourite, too! 🙂

  10. Liebe Mervi, lieber Marko und alle KWM-Freunde,

    ich möchte Euch allen einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr wünschen. Kommt alle gesund rüber.

    Ich werde mich Anfang Januar noch ausführlicher in den einzelnen Threads zu Wort melden.
    Mich hat seit einigen Tagen eine heftige Erkältung erwischt, und ich habe zurzeit nicht die Musse zu kommentieren. Ich hoffe, Ihr habt etwas Verständnis.

    Ganz liebe Grüße

  11. Dear Mervi,

    Charming dialog!

    Thank you, Marco for the great photos!


    xo k-j

  12. Liebe Mervi,

    danke für die Fotos und Geschichte. Bei einigen Eisfotos im Wasser ist mir ganz schön kalt geworden 🙂 .
    Nun, macht nix, bin ja kein Eisbär.

    Für Euch alle einnen guten und gesunden Start ins Neue Jahr.

  13. Dear Mervi and Marko!
    Thank you for these gorgeous pics from Sisu and Venus in their winterly paradise!
    I´m freezing just watching them but for the bears everything is perfect like this.

    The conversation of mother and son is funny and charming but it contains a true and serious core.

    I love that boomsie photo too!

    Dear Risto!
    Happy Birthday and all the best for the coming year of age: health, happiness and well-being!

    Happy New Year to everyone!
    May some stupid and ugly people, especially in several governments, disappear and everything turn out for the better in 2018! I also hope Sisu´s wishes will come true!

    Liebe Monika!
    Gute und schnelle Besserung! Komm gut ´rein!

    Liebe Grüße, Hugs

  14. Liebe Mervi,
    Deine Kommentare zu den wunderschönen Sisu/Venus-Fotos von Marko Junttila sind allerliebst. Na, da haben beide mächtig viel Spaß im Schnee und Eis. Das Tauchen im Eis ist für die Zwei ganz normal. Oh, da bekommt ich ‘Gänsehaut’ – nur vom Zuschauen. Ganz bezaubernd. Das Pummel-Popo-Foto ist der HIT.
    Ganz herzlichen Dank auch für die süße Collage. So lieb!
    Dir und allen KWM-Freunden wünsche ich nur das Allerbeste für das neue Jahr!
    Mit besten Grüßen,

  15. I just watched the video again and now I wonder if Venus found a smartphone under water?
    It really looks like one.

  16. Anke, it certainly looks like a smart phone … but I hope it’s not. People ‘loose’ all kinds of things and even though the keepers try to remove them it’s possible something has not been found.

  17. Dear Mervi, I was just watching pics and video and now I have a serious question. Could it be that Sisu is actually a girl? While watching the pics, I was missing a very important detail, namely, his pissiewissieken.

  18. Dear Patricia – Errare bearanum est! 😀 It could be possible. As we know there have been ‘mishaps’ when the zoos have determined the gender of their cubs. 🙂

  19. Liebe Mervi!

    Wir wünschen Euch allen einen guten Rutsch und ein wundervolles neues Jahr, besonders natürlich unseren vierbeinigen Lieblingen.
    Viel Glück und Gesundheit und alles Liebe,

    Erika, Peter und Denise, Innsbruck

  20. Dear Mervi, dear Marko!
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures of Sisu and Venus in the snow and in the ice cold water. It is clear, they are polar bears.
    The video is very interesting too. It looks like Sisu found a smartphone in his pond.

  21. I have come back very late here to KWM after meeting an old friend for an Indian Thali meal in London
    Dear Mervi and Marko you have brought us a lovely mixture of words and pictures about Venus and Sisu.
    I wonder if Patricia Roberts will be proved right.
    I join in Sisu’s wishes for the humans and Polars in 2018.

  22. Dear Sisu, Marko and Mervi!

    Thank you for your this delightful story!
    May Sisu’s wishes come true!

    Dear KWM and Knuipe friends – Happy New Year to all of you!

    Hugs and happy howls
    Bärgit & Tommi

  23. Dear Marko
    Dear Mervi

    This is what happy polar bears look like!!!
    Happy new year !

  24. dear Mervi, and dear Marko,
    thank you so much for these wonderful pictures from Ranua
    terve dear Sisu,
    how wonderful to see you and your dear Mama in the snow and in the ice cold water, I can imagine how you both enjoy the winter wonderland, have much joy and fun together, I love every picture of you
    I wish you and your Mama a wonderful and healthy year 2018,
    big paw waves to all and happy new year, buon anno nuovo

  25. Liebe Mervi und lieber Marko,
    tolle Bilder und liebevoll getextet!
    Danke, für ein super Jahr mit Sisu und Venus!

    Wünsche allen ein gesundes und glückliches Neues Jahr!
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  26. Liebe Mervi,

    du hast uns mit den phantastischen Bildern von Marco viele einzigartig schöne
    Geschichten dazu in diesem Jahr geschrieben, dafür möchte ich ganz herzlich danken!
    SISU ist ein echter Herzensbär oder vielleicht auch eine Bärin? Wir werden sehen!
    Ganz besonders liebe ich deine humorvollen und klugen Dialoge zwischen Venus und ihrem Sohn.

    Meine besten Wünsche für die Beiden in Ranua stehen ganz an oberster Stelle, gefolgt von
    den allerbesten Wünschen für dich und alle hier im KWM für 2018!

    Vielen Dank für alle deine wundervollen Einträge im vergangenen Jahr.
    Liebe Grüße