They said it wouldn’t last. Friends, neighbors, even strangers on the street when asked would immediately react to the announcement that a skeleton was dating a stuffed bear. Often with disbelieving looks and the wry comment: “It won’t last.”
But thus far, the relationship has held together and so has Skeleton.
“Oh, sure, we’ve sometimes had a bone to pick with each other,” Bear said.
“But it never got so bad, we couldn’t bear it,” Skeleton said, finishing the bear’s thoughts as couples often do.
They sometimes still get hate mail or calls in the middle of the night where the caller yells something hateful and then hangs up. Once a woman walked up to them in public and said they should be hanging out with their own kind.
“But we are,” said Bear. “We are hanging out with those that care.”