he Old Grey Donkey. Though often gloomy and solitary, Eeyore’s nature is kind and generous. Friendship, fellowship, and the Proper Exchange of Thought are essential, as is philosophizing about the weather. Eeyore offers a very hungry Tigger his favorite patch of thistles to eat for breakfast, and later shows great aplomb when Tigger bounces him into a stream. Sensitive and stoic, Eeyore effectively deals with losing his tail (which Pooh finds at Owl’s House) and having his friends forget his birthday (not for long).

"After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday..."

 


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