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Egads It's Eeyore!

Updated on August 8, 2013


Let's face it, what would the world be without "wet blankets", "worry warts", and "party-poohpers"?

Let's face it, there would be nobody to cry in your beer, rain on your parade, or weep "woe is me" and snuffle in your handkerchief, that's what!

"Good morning Mary Sunshine" may be on the lips of every the optimist, but pessimists prefer pity pots thank you. And, if misery loves company, then there's probably no better Gloomy Gus to have around than A.A. Milne's beloved yet bemusing, bumbling beast, affectionately known as "Eeyore".

Weird Words from a Weather Wuss ... - Is the sky really falling?


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Eeyore of Ennui Sends You Glum Greetings

You're always on my mind...except when I'm looking for my lost tail of course!


"Eeyore" is a character in a very popular children's book by A.A. Milne called, "Winnie-the-Poo".

More precisely, "Eeyore" is a chronlogically-gifted, grey-haired, merry-challenged mule, technically known as Equus asinus.

Though able to read and write (only simple things), although his spelling and poetry composition leave a lot to be desired.

His biggest claim to fame is the fact that he's a little short in the self-esteem department. Not surprisingly one of his best known habits is misplacing his long tail which he is rather fond of which is only attached to him by a small nail that keeps slipping out. Missing tails do come in handy however as a bell-pull for Owl's front door.

Eeyore is a persistent personality who's willing to pitch in and help when asked, and willing to rebuild his house of sticks every time it has fallen down, been knocked down or been bounced upon.

While professional psychologists suggest that "Eeyore" may suffer from the sad-sack syndrome known as "dysthymic disorder" which can be attributed to a traumatic amputation of his tail leading to psycho-social environmental problems, (most notably, the challenge of finding him suitable accommodation).

On the other hand, members of the International People of the Pen Society suggest that he also embodies a mixture of pessimism, stoicism, sarcasm and cynicism, all qualities common to the stereotypical British character, (in other words, a real hero in the eyes of "stiff upper lip" folks).

Americans, bless their hearts, have always portrayed "Eeyore" as a loyal beast of burden, who despite his depressive nature, is a compassionate creature. (Some have speculated that perhaps their fondness for the "donkey" is due to their fondness for the Democratic political party, whose mascot is a melancholic mirthless mule).

Our happy-challenged hero!

Our happy-challenged hero!
Our happy-challenged hero!


Winnie-the-Pooh's Friendship Book
Winnie-the-Pooh's Friendship Book

Meet the whole gang from Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred-Acre Wood.

Winnie Ille Pu Semper Ludet (The House at Pooh Corner)
Winnie Ille Pu Semper Ludet (The House at Pooh Corner)

For Latin-lovers and funnybone followers only!

Pooh & Eeyore, Pooh & Tigger [With Learn Aloud CD] (Friends Collection)
Pooh & Eeyore, Pooh & Tigger [With Learn Aloud CD] (Friends Collection)

Who said Eeeyore's a bore...not with Pooh and Tigger around.



Get a grip...this is no time to be a Party Pooh(per)!

Although Eeyore was born on December 25, 1921 in England, Americans like to celebrate in their own way on their own day thank you very much.

After all, who could forget A.A. Milne's story about a depressed donkey who thought his friends had forgotten his birthday, only to discover that they had planned a surprise party for him.

Eeyore's Birthday Party began in 1963 as a spring party hosted by University of Texas students in Austin together with an English Lit Professor by the name of Lloyd W. Birdwell, Jr.

It's a day-long event featuring contests of all kinds, live music, colorful costumes, fresh food and lots of bubbly beverages.

So, pick up a honey pot, grab your tail, and let's get cracking!

Date: The last Saturday in April

Time: 11:00 am until dark

Venue: Pease Park, Austin, Texas

For more information: Telephone - 512.448.5160


From "Winnie-The Pooh" by A.A. Milne

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."



From "The House at Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne

"It isn't as if there was anything very wonderful about my little corner. Of course for people who like cold, wet, ugly bits it is something rather special." -- Eeyore


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Ogden Nash (1902-1971), American poet, author and lyric-writer


"If anyone wants to clap," said Eeyore when he had read this, "now is the time to do it." They all clapped.

"Thank you," said Eeyore. "Unexpected and gratifying, if a little lacking in Smack."

-- Eeyore reads him poem, The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne.




Eeyore: Eeyore is melancholic, misanthropic, merry-challenged mule. Eeyore eats thistles for pity's sake. Eeyore's tail hangs on by a single nail. Eeyore is you. Eeyore is me. Eeyore is all of us.

Eeyore is pleasing pessimist living in a joy-filled optimist's world because he, more than any other cartoon character, is in a "No Exit" situation...(like most of us when venture up a creek without a paddle or a practical-joking Pooh to tell us what to do)!

You seem so sad, Eeyore."

"Sad? Why should I be sad? It's my birthday. The happiest day of the year."

"Your birthday?" said Pooh in great surprise.

"Of course it is. Can't you see? Look at all the presents I've had."

He waved a foot from side to side.

"Look at the birthday cake. Candles and pink sugar."

Pooh looked - first to the right and then to the left.

"Presents?" said Pooh. "Birthday cake?" said Pooh. "Where?"

"Can't you see them?"

"No," said Pooh.

"Neither can I," said Eeyore. "Joke," he explained. "Ha Ha."

Wisdom and wit from a down-in-the-dumps donkey!

Winnie-The-Pooh: The Tao of Pooh & the Te of Piglet
Winnie-The-Pooh: The Tao of Pooh & the Te of Piglet

For those who appreciate a new perspective on life.

Eeyore's Little Book of Gloom (The wisdom of Pooh)
Eeyore's Little Book of Gloom (The wisdom of Pooh)

Words of wisdom from the Guru of Gloom and Doom.

Eeyore's Gloomy Little Instruction Book (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Eeyore's Gloomy Little Instruction Book (Winnie-the-Pooh)

Make more for more wisdom from the Guru of Gloom!

Thoughts from Eeyore (The wisdom of Pooh)
Thoughts from Eeyore (The wisdom of Pooh)

A gloomy gift horse has much wisdom to pass on to a world that seems to have lost it's tail.



Who says a mirthless mule hasn't got a handle on how to handle life's little curve balls and calamities?

If all else fails and you've forgetten to pack your favorite pair of rose-colored glasses, remember to follow Eeyore's simple but effective advice. Who knows, at the very least, it will undoubtedly change your perspective on life!

"Some days look better upside down."


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From "Winnie-The-Pooh" by A.A. Milne

The old gray donkey, Eeyore, stood by himself in a thistly corner of the forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" - and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about. So when Winnie-the-Pooh came stumping along, Eeyore was very glad to be able to stop thinking for a little, in order to say "How do you do?" in a gloomy manner to him.


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This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it. -- Winnie-The-Pooh

No Give and Take. No Exchange of Thought. It gets you nowhere, particularly if the other person's tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation. -- The House at Pooh Corner

When stuck in the river, it is best to dive and swim to the bank yourself before someone drops a large stone on your chest in an attempt to hoosh you there. -- Eeyore's Gloomy Little Instruction Book

WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY...Cloudy with meatballs?

They say that "behind every cloud there's a silver lining" ... well, it'll be just my luck that today the gods decide it's time to rain cats and dogs on Donkey's Day.


One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.

The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway;

it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.

They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly..

Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.

He was astonished at what he saw.

With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.

He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal,

he would shake it off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up

over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!


Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt and lots of it.

The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.

Each of our troubles is a steppingstone.

So quit complaining, rise to the occasion and never give up!

Shake it off and take a step up ...and whatever you do don't play around any more wishing wells!


Not all dilapidated donkeys fulfill their destinies by making jackasses of themselves or are forever losing their tawdry tails like Eeyore!


More people lose their life every year due to donkeys than from airplane crashes.

-- Source:

Look, how many times do I have to tell you - I don't do red noses and I don't do "Ho Ho Ho"!

How does a merry-challenged mule celebrate the Ho Ho Ho holiday season? - With his favorite Bah Humbug beverage after hauling around precocious Piglet on his ba

MERRY-CHALLENGED MULE MEMENTOES - There is only one Sensational Sad Sack - Eeeyore!

For those who are enthusiastic Eeyore fans!

SII Disney Eeyore Tutone Watch
SII Disney Eeyore Tutone Watch

If nothing else Eeyore will help you keep the time so you don't miss any important dates with the Mad Hatter!

Disney Store EEYORE Christmas Ornament
Disney Store EEYORE Christmas Ornament

This dilapidated dude looks much better in a Santa cap!


Eeyore, needs every friend he can say something, preferably something positive. Otherwise, he may whomp you with his long tail or a big bunch of thistles, (provided he can summon up the courage to do so). After all, he is a mild-mannered mule (unless provoked by pesky pets or persnickety people).


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      alex89 lm 5 years ago

      so cute! I have always loved eeyore, this is a great tribute to him.

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      Chocolatealchemy 6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I love what you've done - you've created a fabulous Lens. Eeyore's voice (from the movie) is stuck with me forever - so when I see a picture of him I hear that gruff depressed long suffering grouchy voice - that voice was a perfect choice!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh Eeyore, what a guy! You have certainly captured his character well here. Blessed.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My favorite winnie the pooh character of all time! I hate when people call him emo or look too much into his gloomy attitude, he's a wonderful character, very smart and sweet. Well done lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have always noticed you Eeyore

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I just love eeyore, always have, always will, and then i found myself a husband....called Eian very own E.Orr, how lucky am I. xxxx

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      Steven Cousley 9 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Just a quick welcome to the group. Eeyore is certainly a name to be proud of. ;)

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      MyChildCreatesowner 9 years ago

      Great lens, very cute...well done

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      RedPanda25 9 years ago

      Oh my gosh! I LOVE Eeyore. Great lens, good job! ~5*~

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      crazedmama 9 years ago

      Ohh I love eeyore.. i think because he reminds me so much of myself! lol.. Great lens!!!

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      Sensitive Fern 9 years ago

      Your lens has captured the very essence of Eeyore! I could never write a lens as well as you. Oh well. I shall carry on as best I can with my own meager contributions to Squidoo and perhaps, someday, someone will notice them. Or not. ;) 5*

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      I think Eeyore is my hero! What a wonderful lens! Thank you! A visit with Eeyore is always a treat!

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      tandemonimom lm 9 years ago

      What a great lens! Thank for all the eeynformation!

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      Tammy Winand 10 years ago from McleodGanj HP India

      omg I LOVE Eeyore. When we went to DisneyParis I refused to leave until we found a pair of adult size 7 woman's Eeyore slippers which I wore constantly until the bottom ripped out last year!

      very cool lens!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Eeyore has always been my very favorite...his sad little face, always makes me smile, and feel happy. I have to walk with a cane, and Eeyore is with me constantly, he dresses for the season, I have many different ones, they all go with me one time or another, he even had his own tux when my sone got married. It is amazing how many people say they watch for me to see what Eeyore I have...and then there are some that look at me like I am totally nuts....hey,life is way too short, laughter and a good sense of humor is what the doctor ordered....and the glass is always half full

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      DonkeyoftheDayShirts 10 years ago

      Agggm Eeyore, the original donkey!

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      mekon1971 10 years ago

      My wife absolutely loves eeyore! Great lens!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I LOVE EEYORE!!!! I have a tattoo of him holding his tail now trying to find a pan for my wedding.

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      teamlane 10 years ago

      Very well done! Gotta love Eeyore! ;)

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      Susan 10 years ago from Texas

      Totally my favorite Pooh character. Although the Eeyore I keep on my desk at work does actually have a smile on. Hmmm.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 10 years ago from Northern California

      I still have my stuffed Eeyore that sat on my bed during college.

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      GypsyPirate LM 10 years ago

      Ah yes, I do love Eeyore - poor little sad soul that he is, he always keeps going, doesn't he?


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