Last Sunday, Coyote and I were cwtched up on the sofa watching Planet Earth Live on BBC One. Have any of you seen it? It's quite spectacular; real-life animal dramas from baby elephants in Kenya, macaque monkeys in Sri Lanka, grey whales in the pacific, lions of the Masai Mara...and black bears in Minnesota.
It was the black bears that grabbed our attention. The team are following an experienced black bear mum called Juliette and her three cubs - Sam, Sybil and Sophie!
Of course, when Sam and Sybil were mentioned we smiled. Although Samuel and Sybil Slate are foul-mouthed, uneducated and generally uncouth buggers...they're our dear friends and we love them. In a purely platonic way, of course.
Naturally, we'll be watching Sam and Syb's progress very closely. We hope they teach Sophie a thing or two about slate and BOFmobiles...
...or just teach her how to eat tourists.
The next episode is on BBC One tonight (10th May 2012) at 2000hrs. Enjoy!