Well... we just want you to know the truth. That's all. Throughout the years, many people have been allowed to give their opinions on our business. And, as soon as we have posted our side of the story with links to credible resources, our information has been removed. It is because many people (Berta's friends) have not wanted the truth out there. So, we are using this contest as a lighthearted way to encourage people to seek the truth.
We haven't given up on the contest, for those of you that have been waiting. We've been waiting for Bobbie Ripperger to clear up her mess. She has mislead and lied to many people throughout the years. She knows that we still own Thread Bears®, and she knows that our disclaimer had nothing to do with that separate registration, just with the one we were applying for. Since we have put her on the spot to tell what she knows, Boisterous Bobbie has turned mute...at least, publically.