Smokey Joe doesn't like to
talk about his past much. After all, it's hard
to explain how he became such a bear of a fellow.
Rumor has it he got to be the way he is by breaking
the rules a bit.
In the beginning Smokey Joe
was just your average bear. But when the chill
of fall rolled around and it was time for the
final forage before settling down for a long
winters nap, well, that wasn't quite
You see Smokey Joe has always
danced to the beat of different drum. So, instead
of scouring the land for nuts and berries, the
typical meal for bears before hibernation, Smokey
Joe stocked up on the greater things in life.
He gathered the
finest tobacco and bartered for
whiskey around. He even managed
to get his own television
with satellite dish so he wouldn't
miss a game and he's not ashamed
to say he's mighty fond of the ladies.
As you can imagine, Smokey
Joe's cave became the heart of a good time
and his neighboring bear clan became a little
gruff. While his brothers wanted to enjoy a
long nap, Smokey Joe didn't want to miss a beat.
That's when the transformation
happened. Smokey Joe loved the game of life
so much that he was lured away from the natural
instincts of his kind. A good smoke,
strong whiskey and a sporting good time made
him tick and it made him find his own way.
It was then, on the night of
full moon that he was cast out on his own. The
combination of the tides and lunar eclipse turned
Smokey Joe into what he is today.
So, don't ask Smokey Joe about
his past. Just be thankful he's done what he's
done. If you see him, make sure you buy him
a drink and offer him a stogie. If you're not
one of the lucky one's who meet Smokey Joe in
person, make sure to raise your glass
to him when you're enjoying his lair.
Instead of hibernating, Smokey
Joe has created a haven for kindred spirits,
a place where a good time is always
waiting in the comfort of friends year