"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, January 23, 2023




 As I got to studying, I realized that I have a little of each one - so I will pick the top two. lol

 Rabbit and Tigger (my mind not body) - two opposites. Which fits me to a tee - as I feel at times, I run in two directions.

See descriptions below.



My favorite are - Pooh and Tiger.


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Winnie the Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh, or Pooh for short, is a soft-voiced, lovable and quiet anthropomorphic bear who is the protagonist. Despite being naive and slow-witted, he is a friendly, thoughtful, and sometimes insightful character who is always willing to help his friends and try his best. A prime motivation is his love for honey (sometimes milk and chocolate), which quite often leads to trouble. He is Piglet's best friend.

In the books, Pooh is a talented poet, and the stories are frequently punctuated by his poems and "hums". He is humble about his slow-wittedness, but comfortable with his creative gifts.

In the Disney adaptations, Pooh is just the titular protagonist of the franchise. He speaks a soft Anglicized American with a soft Anglicized American accent and he wears a red shirt. His catchphrases are "Oh, bother!" and "Think, think, think". He has been voiced by Sterling Holloway since 1966 until 1977, Hal Smith (1981-1983) and currently Jim Cummings.

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin is the sole human character in the story books, he has a cheerful and compassionate personality and is someone that Pooh and the others look up to. Despite being a child, he is much wiser and more mature than many of the other characters. Pooh considers both Christopher Robin and Piglet to be his best friends. Christopher crush on Anne in Now We Are Six.

Christopher Robin matures considerably over the course of the books. Several chapters in The House at Pooh Corner are concerned with Christopher Robin beginning to go to school and his increasing book-learning. In the final chapter, Christopher Robin leaves his stuffed animals behind and asks Pooh to understand and to always remember him.

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh re-imagines him as an American boy living in the suburban house 100 Acre Road whose backyard connects directly to the Hundred Acre Wood. His mother also appears in the series and Robin is apparently their surname in that continuity. Some of these elements were reused for The Book of Pooh, but the animals are once again characters in Christopher Robin's storybook. His hollow tree house does not appear from both series. He has a little sister named Darby, a 6-year-old girl who hosts My Friends Tigger & Pooh, but he only appeared in the show twice, due to him going off to college. By the live-action film Christopher Robin, however, he took a turn for the worse. Due to the education he received in boarding school, the death of his father, his work as a World War II soldier, and his job, he came to believe that the more he works, the better his family will be, even missing a weekend at his old house with his family so he could work, and planning to send his daughter, Madeline, to a boarding school so she could receive the same education he had, mistakes which end up distancing him from his daughter and his wife, Evelyn. He became completely workaholic, choosing to work instead of having fun with his friends and family, to the point of refusing to go with his family to Sussex for the weekend and helping Pooh find their friends due to him having to work.

In the Disney adaptations, he has been voiced by Bruce Reitherman (1966), Timothy Turner (1974), Jon Walmsley (1968), Sean Marshall (1977), Kim Christianson (1983), Tim Hoskins (1988-1995), Edan Gross (1991), Brady Bluhm (1997-1999), Tom Attenborough (2000), Tom Wheatly (2003), William Green (2002), Frankie J. GalassoKath SoucieJeff Bennett (singing voices) Paul Tiesler (2001-2003), Struan Erlenborn (2007-2010) and Jack Boulter (2011–present).



Piglet is a timid pig and Pooh's best friend besides Christopher Robin. In the books he is a timorous small animal, who often takes his lead from Pooh unless overcome by fear. But increasingly through the stories he shows himself to be very brave when faced with a crisis and given sufficient encouragement (usually by Pooh). His favorite food acorns.

In the Disney series he is kind, gentle and ordinarily quite shy, but with Pooh by his side, he often overcomes his fears. His catchphrase is "Oh, d-d-dear!". Piglet lives in a beech tree that he likes to keep neat and tidy, and can sing very well. He has been voiced by John Fiedler (1968-2005), Phil Baron (1983-1986), Steve Schatzberg (1996-2008), Jeff Bennett and Travis Oates (2005–current).



Tigger is an energetic springy tiger who introduced in 1928 storybook The House at Pooh Corner. He is Pooh's exuberant, happy, less-than-responsible and sometimes trouble-making friend. He loves to bounce, especially bouncing on others. He is full of energy, outgoing, and likes to have fun and is so overconfident that he thinks that any task is "what Tiggers do best". He becomes Roo's best friend. He already loved malt extract.

In the Disney films, Tigger commonly mispronounces words, like 'ridickerus' (ridiculous) or 'vill-i-an' (villain) and often causes chaos rather than good. However, Tigger is also shown to be tough, fearless, optimistic and resourceful. His main catchphrase is "Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!" when he is happy. He starts to annoy Rabbit in his garden. He has been voiced by Paul Winchell since 1968 until 1997, Will Ryan (1983-1986) and currently Jim Cummings.



Eeyore is a depressed donkey who is Pooh's ever-glum, sarcastic and pessimistic donkey friend who has trouble keeping his tail attached to his rear. Eeyore has a house made of sticks, which falls apart (many times in the Disney films) and has to be rebuilt.

In the Disney cartoons, Eeyore is slow-talking and more cautious than some of the other animals, and is often reluctant to go along with their actions, but usually does not bother trying to oppose anyone because he believes it to be futile to try. His catchphrase is "Thanks for noticing" as indicated to himself. He has been voiced by Ralph Wright (1966-1983), Ron Feinberg (1981), Ron Gans (1983-1986), Peter Cullen (1988-2010, 2017-present), Dylan Watson (singing voice), Gregg Berger and Bud Luckey (2011–2014) and Brad Garrett.



Rabbit is friendly, but irritable. He fancies himself the smartest bunny animal in the Hundred Acre Wood. He insists on doing things his way and is obsessed with rules, planning and order. He often loses his temper to others and bosses them around, but deep down, he cares a lot about his friends. In the Walt Disney films, he takes pride in his garden and hates when anyone (mainly Tigger, but also Gopher) messes it up. Rabbit is one of the characters not based on a toy once owned by Christopher Robin Milne.

Voiced in the Disney films by Junius Matthews (1966-1977), Ray Erlenborn (1983), Will Ryan (1983-1986), Ken Sansom (1988-2010) and Tom Kenny (2011-present).



Owl is a owl who presents himself as a mentor and teacher to the others. He was not based on a stuffed toy, so in the illustrations, he looks more like a live animal. Owl and most of his friends believe that he is the most intelligent animal in the wood, but he is really quite scatterbrained. He often rambles on into long-winded speeches and uses words that his friends do not understand. Though Owl likes to present himself as very knowledgeable, like most of the other characters he does not spell very well—he even spells his own name "Wol". When Pooh comes to him for help in writing a birthday greeting for Eeyore, Owl tells Pooh that he is writing, "A very happy birthday with love from Pooh," but in fact writes "HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY." Pooh, who cannot read or write himself, goes on his way happy with Owl's work and grateful for his help. When Rabbit (who is quite literate) comes to Owl to discuss a notice that Christopher Robin has left, Owl cannot read the notice. But rather than admit this, Owl anxiously bluffs his way through the conversation until he finally tricks Rabbit into reading the notice out loud, at which point Owl resumes his wise demeanor as if he had known all along what it said.

In the books, Owl has a superior but kindly manner towards the others. He can be cross and easily annoyed, especially when his friends ignore or interrupt his long-winded speeches. He sometimes wears reading glasses and he uses his talons for hands, not his wings like in the Disney version. He lives in a tree known as The Chestnuts, described as an "old world residence of great charm". That house is blown down by a storm in the eighth chapter of The House at Pooh Corner. Eeyore eventually discovers what he believes is the perfect new house for Owl, apparently without noticing that it is actually Piglet's house. Nonetheless, Piglet offers the house to Owl. Owl calls his new home "The Wolery".

In the Disney adaptations, Owl is much more jovial and friendly. He speaks a Strong Southern English with a Strong Southern English accent. He enjoys telling stories about his relatives, including his cousin, Dexter, whenever something reminds him of one, but many of his stories are pointless or absurd. His house blows down and he moves into Piglet's house in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, but these events are disregarded from Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore onward. In Return to Pooh Corner, Owl always wears glasses and loves to cook. He does appear in My Friends Tigger and Pooh.

He has been voiced by Hal Smith (1966-1995), Andre Stojka (1997-2007) and Craig Ferguson (2011–present).



Kanga is a female kangaroo and the doting mother of Roo. She had crush on Pooh Bear. The two live in a house near the Sandy Pit in the northwestern part of the forest. Kanga is the only female character to appear in the books. She was based on a stuffed toy that belonged to Christopher Robin Milne.

When Kanga and Roo first come to the forest in chapter seven of Winnie-the-Pooh, everyone thinks Kanga is a fierce animal, but discover this to be untrue and become friends with her. In the books, when Tigger comes to the forest, she welcomes him into her home, attempts to find him food he likes and allows him to live with her and Roo. After this, Kanga treats him much the way she does her own son.

Kanga is kind-hearted, calm, patient and docile. She likes to keep things clean and organized, and offers motherly advice and food to anyone who asks her. She is protective over Roo, almost obsessively, and treats him with kind words and gentle discipline. She also has a sense of humor, as revealed in chapter seven of Winnie-the-Pooh when Rabbit connives to kidnap Roo, leaving Piglet in his place; Kanga pretends not to notice that Piglet is not Roo and proceeds to give him Roo's usual bath, much to Piglet's dismay.

In the Disney adaptations, Kanga's personality is unchanged (though she is a little more sensible and does give Roo some level of independence), but she plays a slightly lesser role and does not appear as often as Roo does. Additionally, Tigger lives in his own house instead of with Kanga (Although he is seen frequently visiting her house). Kanga also has a love for carrots. She speaks Australian with an Australian accent. She has been voiced by Barbara Luddy (1966-1977), Julie McWhirter (1983), Patricia Parris (1988-1990), Tress MacNeille (1994-1999, 2011-present) and Kath Soucie (2000-2010).



Roo is Kanga's cheerful, playful, cuddly and energetic joey, who moved to the Hundred Acre Wood with her. His best friend is Tigger, whom he looks up to like an older brother. Roo is the youngest of the main characters. He also speaks



acorn hollow said...

I have no idea who I am like it changes from day to day lol

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My favorite character would be Pooh the bear himself. He is kind and very giving of himself. He's a good friend and was always loved at our house. Your family is growing up and changing a lot just has mine has. Anything done with family is the best. There is no one quite like them!

MadSnapper said...

my age prevents me from living the life I want to. would if i could type thing. my favorite is Eyeore and Tigger. I am Eyeore most of the time

Sandi said...

I'd like to aim for being like Kanga. 😊

photowannabe said...

I am like Sandi..I aim to be like Kanga and Maybe a bit like Pooh too..
Somedays I can see myself in all of the characters.
Good question and very interesting synopsis of the books and characters.

Mevely317 said...

Great idea for a post!
I've never read Winnie the Pooh, but love all the quotes and memes.
From these definitions, I'm partly Eeyore and part Rabbit.

Prims By The Water said...

Well I always liked Rabbit. But also Eeyore! Janice

Julia said...

I like Pooh and Tigger. I'm somewhat a bit of a pooh myself. lol...
I like Tigger's enthusiasm.

I had never studied all the characters until you posted this. A fun read.

Take care, hugs.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am more like Pooh for sure! What fun!!

Lee said...

All of them!!!

I try to forget my age every day. I find it hard to believe I am this age. I think I'll stick to being in my second childhood! :)

Terri D said...

I don't know who I am most like but I have always enjoyed seeing Pooh's philosophy on life when it pops up on Facebook. xo

Red Rose Alley said...

I always love the Winnie the Pooh quotes when I hear them. I like the relationship between Pooh and Piglet. I'm not sure which one I resemble the most, but it was fun reading about them. That surfer woman on the ironing board cracks me up haha. I LOVE The Velveteen Rabbit verse. I've heard it many times, and never get tired of it. It's a good one. Oh my, those red roses swimming in water, how pretty is that? Your posts are delightful Sandie.

Have a wonderful week.


Granny Annie said...

As much as I hate to admit it, I am RABBIT.

Debby said...

I'm closest to Kanga. At times I can be Owl.

Cute post.

Linda said...

I know which one Louis Dean would be - TIGGER!!!
I am more of a Pooh Bear....

Donna said...

At times...Tigger...but mostly, Pooh.

Donna said...

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Have a super day!