The Bear’s Caption Contest!

Every time I post a photo of Bear on Instagram or Facebook, I get loads of brilliant comments, some of them very funny. So I thought I’d run a caption contest. It may become a regular thing, if you like it! To enter, just leave your caption in the comments below and make sure you leave me an email address in the comment form! As with all AMR entries, you must be signed up to A Model Recommends: Exclusive, the free quarterly newsletter. You can do that here:

Entries will be judged by Mr AMR and my little sister, Crilly Style. I have no idea what the prizes will be yet, but I imagine they will be something nice. I’ll dig around in my beauty cupboard! Entries before August the 15th at noon, please!


© 2018 A Model Recommends®: all opinions are my own and any sponsored or paid posts will always be clearly marked as an AD in the title. I accept press samples and receive product and services to review as part of my job. *Outbound links are affiliate links, which means that I receive a very small percentage of any sale made. This does not affect my content in any way and does not cost you anything, but you are most welcome to Google the products on a new page if you prefer. Please see here for full "about" section and disclaimer. A Model Recommends and Ruth Crilly are registered trademarks.



  1. Sarah
    August 10, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    “Lets rub some of that slap off your face mummy”


  2. Beth
    August 10, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Watch me karate chop this pencil in half. HiiiYaaa!

  3. Jen Witt
    August 10, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Once I get my paws on this thing, OH the chewing I will do!

  4. Natasza
    August 10, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    “Wingardium Leviosa!”

  5. Cat Attfield
    August 10, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Wingardium leviosa!

  6. Annette Thomas
    August 10, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    That’s the lipstick done, now hold on and I’ll do your mascara…..

  7. joanna
    August 10, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    Come hither, human-and ravish me with Kitty Kibble.

  8. Sandra M.
    August 10, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    …Oh, and you are grounded from now until you’re thirty missy.

  9. Richelle
    August 10, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    “Oh, can’t find Ruth’s concealer! I will use this to erase my dark under eyes instead.”

  10. Richelle
    August 10, 2012 / 4:52 pm


  11. August 10, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    ‘Gimme that pencil! I’d do a better job at writing about beauty than you do missy, just look at me I’m Purrfect!’ xx

    • Stuart Anderson
      August 10, 2012 / 7:09 pm


  12. judelovesthis
    August 10, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    Look at the pencil, look at the pencil, the pencil, the pencil, not around the pencil, don’t look around my pencil, look at my pencil…. You’re under.

  13. ziloa
    August 10, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    “Yeah, I knew it, I’m already a cat but no such thing as the color pink to boost my popularity rating!”

  14. LuvJ
    August 10, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    “Really Crilly? You call that blogging?” *As Bear busts out his E.L. James pencil*

  15. Isabel
    August 10, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    -Had enough, this time I’m writing a letter of complaint.

  16. Hannah
    August 10, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    ‘1,2,3…and stretch! Really work those arms!’

  17. Rebekka
    August 10, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    Her theapist keeps telling me I have to play with her to keep her sane, but geez, a pencil? Really?

    • Ola
      August 11, 2012 / 3:26 pm

      That made me chuckle :)

  18. Anne Cathrine
    August 10, 2012 / 5:43 pm


  19. August 10, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    Enough of this medieval pencil nonsense – someone pass me a mouse!

  20. Katrina
    August 10, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    Masters? Pffft, let me write you a PhD thesis.

  21. Angela
    August 10, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    “Mummy told me that using hairspray on a toothbrush can smooth down my frizz. IT’S NOT WORKING!”

  22. Stefania
    August 10, 2012 / 6:24 pm


  23. August 10, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    Look into my eyes, look deep into my eyes… you are getting veeeery sleeeepy…

  24. Nims
    August 10, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    Bear tries out the new skincare craze- the catisonic! x

    August 10, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    “don’t worry Ruth, today I’m charge to your beauty post, let’s talk about hair care…”

  26. Stuart Anderson
    August 10, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    “Seriously! Is that all you got me from duty free!!!”

  27. Kathy
    August 10, 2012 / 7:17 pm


  28. Helen
    August 10, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    oooOOOoooo, this looks phallic!

  29. Deana
    August 10, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    ACatRecommends: Many of you have begged me to share the secret to my flawless appearance. Truthfully, I am a natural beauty. However, this rubber will erase any fine lines that you might have.

  30. Gabrielle
    August 10, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    Because of their size, parents are so difficult to discipline properly-let´s try with this. Kneel down before me!

  31. Katie
    August 10, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    “Come on, put that down now and play with me!”

  32. anna
    August 10, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    And they said we needed opposable thumbs..

  33. August 10, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    I am Shakesbear!!!

  34. Kate Brennan
    August 10, 2012 / 9:13 pm

    I’m never going to get the hang of this baton twirling! Need to rethink my
    Olympic entry, perhaps the “catapult” :)

  35. Nadia
    August 10, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    ‘ Wow I’m actually gripping this pencil real good even though I have no thumb and I’m all fur’ what is that rubbery looking pink thing on the end.mmmm hypnotising

  36. August 10, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    “HAiii-Ya! The pencil is mightier than the sword!”

  37. Gillian
    August 10, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    ‘Ruth- my creative ins-purr-ation!’

  38. Laura
    August 10, 2012 / 10:37 pm

    “Eat Chinese, she said. Raw fish, she said. No one happened to mention chop sticks require thumbs!”

  39. Emma j
    August 10, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    Yeah, I know I’m cute & smart – but when I get the time I’m going to write a cat story …

  40. Emily Paterson
    August 11, 2012 / 12:11 am

    “I could take on Andy Murray any day”

  41. Jessica
    August 11, 2012 / 12:57 am

    “i’m your new agent, just sign on the dotted line”

  42. Olivia
    August 11, 2012 / 7:34 am

    Deep thought for the day – “If the pen is mightier than the sword, is the pencil the mightiest of them all?”

  43. August 11, 2012 / 8:36 am

    Hmmm this new MAC whisker brush is just perrrfect!!

  44. August 11, 2012 / 8:53 am

    ‘There is no pencil…’

    (The Pussy Matrix)

  45. Linda Gray
    August 11, 2012 / 9:40 am

    The pen(cil) is mightier than the claw!

  46. Alice
    August 11, 2012 / 10:01 am

    Mum’s not the only one who can do beauty videos. I’ll show you how to groom your whiskers Mr. Bear style. :)

  47. Robin Palmer Hosking
    August 11, 2012 / 10:35 am

    Not content with me being generally cute and an internetz star, you now want me to be your scribe? I’m not being paid enough for this. Imma talk to my union about this… perhaps after a nap.

  48. Anna
    August 11, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Yep, that Hanky Panky thong review should do the trick

  49. Monika
    August 11, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    How can I sharp my pencil if Ruth has been using it to sharpen eyeliner pencils…? Hm…women :P

  50. poorani
    August 11, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    She gets the Elemis and I this?? Hmmph!!

  51. Chloe Elizabeth
    August 11, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    “Look, you need to keep your hand out the picture so it looks like I’m holding this thing – seriously your not helping”

  52. August 11, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    “we meet again, arch nemesis….”

  53. Clare
    August 11, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    8 out of 10 cats prefer well-groomed whiskers!

  54. Courtney
    August 11, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Dear Richard Simmons…

  55. Harry15
    August 11, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    ( spoken in smart sophisticated tone)

    ” A little to the left…. Too far…. A tad to the right… NO! Ruth , sweetie how am
    I supposed to draw your portrait when you keep
    Moving? “

  56. Jen
    August 11, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    In my head Mr Bear is a cross between Stewie off Family guy and Lolcats. You’ll have to do the voice in your head.

    Mr Bear: Egads Ruth! For the last time – Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.

    Ruth: I know this is just my initial draft…

    Mr Bear: Also, always avoid annoying alliteration and don’t use no double negatives!

    Ruth: Sorry

    Mr Bear: Give me that pencil. GIVE ME THE PENCIL! I’ll write it myself. I suppose you’ll take all the credit as usual…A MODEL recommends indeed! *grumbles under his breath whilst editing and rewriting the entire article*

    The End

    • Orla Kelly
      August 12, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      This comment made me laugh out load :) very clever

  57. Phoebe Lai
    August 12, 2012 / 4:34 am

    Meow ! Don’t steal my light you human . I’m the author of Bear’s blog.

  58. Jessa
    August 12, 2012 / 6:19 am

    Mummy! I told you! Enough with the eyeliner!

  59. Gillian
    August 12, 2012 / 8:49 am

    Mmmm shall I use regular or whitening toothpaste today?

  60. August 12, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    “You know what this is, Mum? It’s called a pencil. P-E-N-C-I-L. I know it looks like your eyeliner, but it’s actually what people used to write with. You know, before blogs, email and Twitter existed. Now, do you know what a PEN is? It’s a little bit different. Let me explain…”

  61. Jools
    August 12, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    Having spent an hour chasing his favourite mouse, Bear decided to reward him with a spot of personal grooming.

  62. Felicity
    August 12, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    Forget about fake lashes, I need fake thumbs! Then my memoirs will reveal what REALLY goes on Chez Crilly …

  63. August 13, 2012 / 11:31 am

    “Little do they know i’m only humoring them with this pencil chasing nonsense… I Shall commence writing my memoirs later “

  64. Debz Mercer
    August 13, 2012 / 11:34 am

    Darling – you know an artist needs peace to work, I’m writing about the latest in Feline Grooming and you’re in here cramping my style! How does one concentrate when one has his pet in the way all day with her camera?! Hmm?

  65. August 13, 2012 / 11:52 am

    Ahhh! One of my favourite multi-taskers. Ruth’s been in Greece so this is the purr-fect opportunity to show you her lovely pink pencil. The top end doubles as both a blusher and lip gloss and it’s a wonderful whisker-smoother, too.

    (A special thank you to Catatonic Productions and my video director “Hit Paws” for making this clip paws-ible.)

  66. August 13, 2012 / 11:56 am

    “I am the only cat in the world who can make a pencil fly with the power of my mind. I even pick a bright pink one that matches my nose, just in case it may help to draw her attention to me. You know her passion for everything beauty related… Does it work? Not really she keeps blogging!!!
    Cat’s life is a mess. Maybe painting my claws in neon pink was a better idea in the end…”

  67. Kristina
    August 13, 2012 / 11:59 am

    “Ohhh… Ok, I will play with this pencil, if it makes you so happy…”

  68. Monica
    August 13, 2012 / 12:34 pm


  69. Sophie
    August 13, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    “Mum stop working RIGHT NOW and give me my 4pm cuddle or I shall DESTROY all your stationary, starting with this pencil. I demand your love!”

  70. Kat
    August 13, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Mum, a postgraduate thesis does not write itself…..can I suggest you put this in you hand instead of moisturisers, lip glosses and hair serums…xxxx

  71. Nicole
    August 14, 2012 / 2:35 am

    High five to the face!!!

  72. Samantha
    August 14, 2012 / 3:29 am

    Here is my screenplay for a short movie clip:

    Mr. Bear [Singing, whilst shaking pencil]: Shake it! Shake it! Shake it like a polaroid piiiiicture! Mewww know what to do! Sh-shake it….

    Ruth [as if she is speaking to the camera whilst filming, purely out of habit]: Oh, that’s just “the cat”… [Tweets picture of Bear thwarting her work on school assignments YET AGAIN – suspicious! Decides she will take a little break from being prolific herself, since clearly she can’t access her pencil whilst it is being used as a microphone, and asks her viewers/followers/fans to be prolific instead, in the form of a caption contest!]


  73. Leia
    August 14, 2012 / 6:49 am

    ‘miaow first we must erase any im-purr-fections to achieve a pawless base…’

  74. August 14, 2012 / 7:42 am

    *Duh! Duh, duh duh! Duh duh duh! Duh duh duuuuuh…. Eye of tha taaaiiigerrrrr!!!*

  75. Kelsie
    August 14, 2012 / 11:12 am

    If I wiggle it fwast enwuff it wobbles!

  76. Di T
    August 14, 2012 / 11:32 am

    “Oh the stories I could tell” said Bear as he continued to grapple with the pencil…

  77. LadyEllner
    August 14, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    Somehow, Mr. Bear had managed to persuade the beautiful cat next door to let him ‘draw her like one of his French girls’

  78. Alicia
    August 14, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    ‘look into my eyes, look into my eyes, your under!’

    Quoting a little Britain sketch! Xxx

  79. Debbie LeShirley
    August 14, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    You wannit, you wannit??… Gotta catch me first!!

  80. August 14, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    Today I’m lifting pencils, tomorrow I’m taking over the world! Mwahahahaha!

  81. Regina S
    August 14, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    do I look like pink would be my color, I am named MR. Bear after all

  82. Kirsten Ralley
    August 15, 2012 / 9:23 am

    2HB or not 2HB that is the question?

    • Richelle
      August 27, 2012 / 10:25 am

      that reminds me of “2B or not 2B” that I read in a book which is a bit funny because William Shakespeare quoted “To be or not to be.

  83. Alison Andrews
    August 15, 2012 / 10:52 am

    “My friend, Frank, said that if I loosely wiggle the pencil in my paw like this, it’ll turn into rubber. Um yeah…Frank officially needs to ease up on the catnip…

  84. Beth
    August 25, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    This will be the last time I’ll ask . . . Have you chosen a winner here?

    • Ruth
      August 26, 2012 / 5:57 pm

      Not yet! My sister is picking and she’s away! Soon xx

  85. Eileen
    September 8, 2012 / 12:01 am

    I know the contest is long over but I cant resist sharing my Bear deep thoughts line.

    Bear: Hmmm let’s see, if my calculations are correct, I could indeed fit 6 mice on here.

    Thank you & carry on.

  86. sare
    April 3, 2013 / 10:26 am

    “is this the new Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place eye pencil? You have 150 of these Ruth… where are the Brunswick sardines you promised me? do we have a problem with the family budget?”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *