Quintana and Nalle had a meeting

Apr 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Mervi's stories

30.4.2017 by Mervi

When Quintana heard there’s still snow in Ranua she emailed Nalle and asked how it was. Of course, Nalle immediately answered: ‘You’re most welcome to see it yourself! I’ll be happy to be your host’.

Quintana didn’t hesitate but together with mama Giovanna took the first flight to Ranua. Isn’t it great that in our special world the Bear Force One is always ready to fly the passengers where ever they want to go! 🙂

– Dear Quintana, welcome to my home! Oh bear, your face looks a bit dirty but don’t you worry – I know exactly how your face will be white as snow, hahaa…..

Both cubbies spent a couple of hours rolling in the snow and had so much fun together.

– Dear Nalle, can we really eat that white stuff, too?

– Oh yes, it’s special polar bear ice cream. Of course, if the snow is very dirty it’s better not to eat it but here it’s very clean.

– We are so lucky living in our enclosures with our mamas. The keepers take such a good care of us, too. We have everything we need ….. My mother has told me that our friends in the wild are starving because the climate change has made their living conditions so difficult.

– Isn’t there anything we can do for them? The ice is melting very fast in their area ….. but we have lots of ice here! Couldn’t we send it to the Arctic? Let’s ask our mamas – they know everything!

Giovanna and Venus found the intention very good but sending ice wasn’t such a good idea. It would melt away and wouldn’t be a solution to the big problem.

– Dear friends, if you’re so concerned about your friends in the wild it would be better to try to open people’s eyes and make them realize the facts. Maybe a letter to every two legged person in the world – especially the leaders – would make a difference? You could also enclose some nice photos of yourselves in the envelope. Surely cute cubbies like you would make people think ….

Quintana and Nalle ordered lots of envelopes and nice stamps and wrote a little letter, too, where they asked people to think more of their environment and thus help Mother Nature to help the polar bears – and even other animals!

– Some people claim it’s wrong to keep polar bears in the zoos and animal parks but we’re happy – at least in most zoos! There’s always enough food so our mothers never have to worry about it.  We also have lots of enrichment and there’s medical help available if we get ill. The keepers and the visitors love us. We can consider ourselves privileged! We can only hope that one day even our friends in the wild can say the same!

Here are the photos Quintana and Nalle enclosed with their letter.

Giovanna and Quintana are enjoying the Spring.

Venus and Nalle love the Winter time but are also looking forward to the Spring.

Nalle keeps checking the trees and wonders when they will turn green  ……

Quintana can already play in the grass although the weather hasn’t been so warm yet. Well, she’s a polar bear and doesn’t mind the chilly weather.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the people were as concerned about our planet as our sweet little friends are!


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  1. Oh yes, dear Mervi, Quintana and Nalle, it would be wonderful !!!!!

    Thanks a lot for the letter and for telling the story/problems about the planet and the climate in such a touching, different and sweet way. I hope the best, but when I look around/hear what is said and done/not done, I have my doubts.

    Hugs Inge

  2. Dear Mervi
    You created a lovely story.
    The collages are very nice. 🙂
    Quintana has a beautiful home
    in Munich and Nalle the longest
    Winter in Europe – perfect for
    polar bears. Maybe they meet
    as a couple later – wouldnÂŽt
    that be wonderful ? 🙂
    GrĂŒĂŸe nach Malmö

  3. Dear MERVI – Again you did create such a charming and lovingly achieved mixture of report, letter, collages, and even an ethic appeal to ‘the (dammed!!!) human two legs/creatures’ to act more careful in the precious nature and with our co-creatures!

    Oh yes, we should make another appeal to the zoos:
    “Give LADY SUNSHIN (south = Miss Q aka QUINTANA in MUNICH)
    and Mr.MOON (north = NALLE in RANUA) a chance to find together
    when they will be ready for it!

    We DO hope that ‘LADY SUNSHINE and Mr. MOON’
    this time will get the chace to get a loving couple!


  4. Dear Mervi!
    You wrote a wonderful story with two lovely polar bear cubs.
    The collages are great.

  5. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for this nice and fanciful story with beautiful collages.
    My favourites are the first and the second, where the cubs are playing together and the one with Nalle checking the trees whether they turn already green. So cute with the ladybirds!

    There is one point these sweet dedicated cubs should also think about.
    In their special bear dream world it is possible and climate-neutral to reach each other with Bear Force One.
    But since they are really interested to fight climatic change they should tell everybody in the real world to avoid flying around the world without a compelling reason – with real planes that use dirty fuel and blow their exhaust gases into the atmosphere!
    Just a thought…


  6. Mervi, Quintana und Nalle.

    Alles ist so romantisch. Danke vielmals.


  7. Liebe Mervi,

    eine ganz zauBÄRhafte Geschichte mit einem sehr ernsten Hintergrund.

    Wie oft stehe ich bei Giovanna und Quintana an der Anlage und denke,
    wie gut es die Beiden haben.
    In der Natur gibt es bald keine EisbĂ€ren mehr und im Zoo leben sie zwar in Gefangenschaft, aber….

    Vielen Dank fĂŒr diesen zum Nachdenken anregenden Beitrag.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe

  8. Dear Mervi,

    Thank you for the wonderful story
    And amazing collages!

    xo k-j

  9. Dear Mervi
    On a rainy night it is nice to be indoors reading KWM.
    Tha meeting of the bears in Ranuacrecalls the heady days when
    Flocke visited Knut.
    It seems as if China has at least decided to honour its obligations
    on climate.
    Qintana and Nalle make great messengers.

  10. Dear Mervi
    There is no one who can tell stories as heartwarming as you do!
    Many hugs from Lanoweiler!

  11. Dear Mervi, definitely the world would be a better spot for all living creatures if certain humans would open their heart to the needs of their fellows whether they have 2, 4 or 8 legs. We are all sharing the same little world and we all have to take care of it.
    Thank you for this lovely story and now: let the May flowers come!

  12. dear Mervi,
    Nalle and Quintana have both a wonderful childhood whether in the snow or in the grass
    They can live in cosy enclosures, have lovely Mothers and good keepers.
    And they have many good friends. Your collages are as sweet as always.
    I send many good wishes to Ranua and to Munich.
    Thank you for your nice story dear Mervi, dear greetings

  13. Liebe Mervi!
    Danke fĂŒr diese bezaubernden Bilder und die wunderbare Geschichte. Es ist leider wahr, dass diese beiden und all die anderen EisbĂ€ren in den Zoos ein bessere Leben haben als ihre Artgenossen in der Wildnis, wo die MĂŒtter nicht wissen, wie ihre Jungen ĂŒberleben können.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe, Erika

  14. Liebe Mervi,

    vielen Dank fĂŒr die zauberhafte Geschichte, die auch sehr nachdenklich macht.
    Die Collagen sind wunderschön.

    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe

  15. Liebe Mervi,

    wie gut, dass die Bear Force One jederzeit fĂŒr die BĂ€ren bereit ist.
    So konnte Quintana Nalle und den Winter kennenlernen und viel Spaß im Schnee haben.

    Deine Collagen sind wunderbar und dieses Mal hat deine schöne Geschichte um die BÀren auch einen ernsten Hintergrund.
    Quintana und Nalle sind kluge BĂ€renkinder. Ihre Idee mit dem Brief ist großartig.

    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe

  16. Liebe Mervi,

    Eine nachdenkliche, aber wunderschöne Geschichte hast Du erzÀhlt. Diesmal mit wunderschönen Collagen von Quintana und Nalle.
    Ich glaube, Quintana wĂŒrde es in Ranua sicher auch sehr gut gefallen.
    Aber sie hat ja auch ein schönes Zuhause, wo sie geliebt wird.

    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe

  17. Liebe Mervi,
    ich kann mich nur anschliessen.
    Danke fĂŒr die wunderschöne Geschichte und die Collagen!
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe Moni K

  18. Dear Mervi!

    Thank you for the nice story and the beautiful collages.
    The story is very nice, but also makes thoughtful.
    I wish all Quintana and Nalle continue a beautiful life.

  19. Dear Mervi,

    Thank you so much for this lovely story and the outstanding collages. Yes, snow is polar bear ice cream and it’s really all up to us whether they’ll be able to enjoy it in their polar habitat for generations on end.
    Whet a great idea of Nalle’s and Quintana’s to write about their point of view and spread the news via Bear Mail.

    Wishing you and Vesa a smooth journey to Ranua and lots of fun with Little Nalle, his mom and dad.
    Please blow lots of kisses especially to charming Nalle!

    Hugs and pawwaves