Monty in Sweden and Switzerland  
This is Monty with two Swedish relatives of Auntie Susan, "M" and "C", in their kitchen dining area. (You can see how much he loves Monty.)  The funny thing is, the moose is one of the most important symbols of Sweden, and in the yard you see in the background, there was a real moose just before Auntie Susan arrived. It stuck its antlers through the kids' basketball hoop backboard and made a big  hole in it. That's the only sign now that it was here. So everyone was thrilled to see Monty!
This is Monty with two Swedish relatives of Auntie Susan, "M" and "C", in their kitchen dining area. (You can see how much he loves Monty.) The funny thing is, the moose is one of the most important symbols of Sweden, and in the yard you see in the background, there was a real moose just before Auntie Susan arrived. It stuck its antlers through the kids' basketball hoop backboard and made a big hole in it. That's the only sign now that it was here. So everyone was thrilled to see Monty!
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We went to see "C's" basketball game and the team decided Monty must be their mascot. The big girls are on the team  and the younger children are siblings. Look who won the much vied for privilege of holding Monty! Unfortunately our side didn't win. But Monty didn't care. He had all these beautiful young Swedish girls playing for him! The young girl in the pink scarf is "C's" sister. They all really adore Monty.
We went to see "C's" basketball game and the team decided Monty must be their mascot. The big girls are on the team and the younger children are siblings. Look who won the much vied for privilege of holding Monty! Unfortunately our side didn't win. But Monty didn't care. He had all these beautiful young Swedish girls playing for him! The young girl in the pink scarf is "C's" sister. They all really adore Monty.
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Here is Monty in a wheelbarrow used to carry coal. This is in Skanse, an outdoor museum on Stockholm, with very old buildings and crafts, much like the Burnaby Heritage Museum.
Here is Monty in a wheelbarrow used to carry coal. This is in Skanse, an outdoor museum on Stockholm, with very old buildings and crafts, much like the Burnaby Heritage Museum.
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Remember the story of the gingerbread boy who ran away from the old woman, old man, cat, dog, cow, etc.? Then the fox enticed him onto his back? This  fox is licking his chops for Monty, ready to jump in the river with him, but you can see someone is coming to rescue him. So he was saved!
Remember the story of the gingerbread boy who ran away from the old woman, old man, cat, dog, cow, etc.? Then the fox enticed him onto his back? This fox is licking his chops for Monty, ready to jump in the river with him, but you can see someone is coming to rescue him. So he was saved!
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Then Monty made friends with a giant Swedish frog, who had no evil, tricky intentions like the fox had. But, do you think Monty tried kissing it? No, way!  He had enough beautiful Swedish girls who loved him, no need to kiss a slimy frog in the off chance it might turn into a princess.
Then Monty made friends with a giant Swedish frog, who had no evil, tricky intentions like the fox had. But, do you think Monty tried kissing it? No, way! He had enough beautiful Swedish girls who loved him, no need to kiss a slimy frog in the off chance it might turn into a princess.
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Auntie Susan, Monty Moose, and a REAL moose in Sweden!
Auntie Susan, Monty Moose, and a REAL moose in Sweden!
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Then enough with fake animals, Monty finally found two real Swedish moose. Unfortunately, they were too busy chomping grass to pay him much attention. But Monty truly was thrilled to meet his own kind, no matter how snooty they were.
Then enough with fake animals, Monty finally found two real Swedish moose. Unfortunately, they were too busy chomping grass to pay him much attention. But Monty truly was thrilled to meet his own kind, no matter how snooty they were.
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This is the beautiful place the Swedish family likes me to sit, in case another moose visits their yard. I like being inside a real house that looks like an Ikea display! Everything is simple and fresh and clean. A great spot to relax ....
This is the beautiful place the Swedish family likes me to sit, in case another moose visits their yard. I like being inside a real house that looks like an Ikea display! Everything is simple and fresh and clean. A great spot to relax ....
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My family has a bell foundry in Sweden. Here is Monty with Bo, the bell maker, and a bell he just made. It is going to go in a church in Africa.
My family has a bell foundry in Sweden. Here is Monty with Bo, the bell maker, and a bell he just made. It is going to go in a church in Africa.
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