According to Baines Wainscot’s best seller, A Brief History of Teddy Bears, Pickles became sentient after Ellie saw her thrown out of a fast moving truck as she herself was hanging on to the boomerang of a speeding stretch limo hurling down a Boston thoroughfare. Ellie leapt from the limo, wrestled a tumbling Pickles to the ground, performed what looked like a Vulcan mind meld and within moments Pickles was chatting up a storm. The two went their separate ways, not seeing each other again……..
While Ellie hummed the peppy Blackie and the Rodeo Kings song “Let’s Frolic,” the authentic smell of Espanola’s finest Chinese restaurant wafted up to the rooftop where Ellie busily organized black velvet hoods for distribution throughout the teddy bear community. As she smelled and worked, Ellie heard the unmistakable agony of a teddy bear in trouble. She stopped and looked around…the sound was above her…not directly above…but close by. Ellie honed in on her quarry, Pickles was caught dangling from a high power hydro line a couple hundred feet away.
Ellie mustered a strong telekinesis connection and like lightning Pickles was on the rooftop, her one hundred days of sentientism nearly up. Before collapsing, Pickles explained she created two sentient teddy bears, Beersey and Butsey, and that they were in MAJOR trouble in Canso, Nova Scotia.