If you’ve seen my profile on any social media site, you’ve probably seen Selkirk Bear.
A few years ago, I decided I needed a new profile image right now, but didn’t have a plan for what I was going to change it to. In the end, I grabbed a small stuffed teddy bear from the Hotel Selkirk, put him on the shelf in front of my writing books, and took a picture. I liked it enough that the next time I wanted a new image, Selkirk Bear was also the model. I’ve continued with that, except for November when I switch to my NaNo icon. I suspect Selkirk Bear will be my stand-in for some time to come.
The Hotel Selkirk is in Fort Edmonton Park. Every room has a little teddy bear waiting for you when you arrive, and you are invited to take it home. I’ve only stayed in the hotel twice. My Selkirk Bear therefore almost had a twin, but I gave it to my niece instead. I’ll just have to go back again later 🙂