teddy in the post office

Teddy Is HOME ! ! !

Wonderful wonderful fantastic news, TEDDY IS Back! This is just the best news ever! I’m so happy I just don’t know what to do (actually I did have an idea about having a party but Otter Keeper said no because it’s a weekday)

Anyway, It was still the morning time and Otter Keeper had gone to work. I had settled down to making a new missing Teddy poster and was feeling quite sad (I’ve been sad ever since Teddy went) but at about lunchtime Otter Keeper phoned up with THE BEST NEWS EVER! He had heard from the lady at the post Office, SHE HAD FOUND TEDDY!

After running round the room and lots of sofa bouncing I suddenly realised I needed to speak to Otter Keeper more to know what would happen next. So I returned to the phone. Otter Keeper explained to me that he would come home in his lunchbreak and we would be going to bring Teddy home.

It took forever for lunchtime to come and I was so excited it was hard to control myself, especially in the car on the way there (otter keeper pointed out this was why the booster seat was so useful) I said he was right and the booster seat was great and a most useful purchase. The booster seat genuinely didn’t seem to be as annoying because I was so happy we were going to get teddy!

I always love going to the post office but today it was better than ever. I told everyone I met on the way that we were going to get teddy. Otter keeper said I was just confusing people because normal people can’t understand me (only Otter keeper understands me) and they also wouldn’t know who teddy was. But to be honest I didn’t really mind what was happening because Teddy was back!

When we arrived at the post office I couldn’t see him at first but then otter Keeper lifted me up onto the special Otter platform and the nice post lady pointed to…. TEDDY!!! there he was!!!

Now Teddy is home life can go back to being brilliant and amazing again. The best thing of all is when I offered the post lady my yellow crayon and saved pocket money as the reward she said it was ok and I could keep them! This was fantastic. Ladies that work in the post office are just great and now I want to be a postman a bit more than an astronaut when I grow up. (But this is subject to change because I also quite want to be a professional gardener or a hotel receptionist this week)

I’m so happy teddy is back. I haven’t worked out why he wanted to go to the post office yet, he’s being rather closed about it – but I think he’s just a bit upset because he must have missed me and Otter Keeper lots which would be very distressing for him. At the same time though I am also a little angry with him for going to the post office exploring without me. I will be giving him some special training next week in how to not go exploring without your friends because it can be dangerous. I would never go to the post office without Otter Keeper for example in case a stranger talked to me or we needed to get on a bus (I find these things quite hard by myself) . otter and teddy

Otter Keeper says I must also say thank you for all the kind help and support I got when looking for teddy. Thankyou so much! Teddy is very grateful too and he promises not to go exploring by himself again. I should go now, it’s time for some Teddy interrogation – he has information about the secret inner workings of the post office and I must get it out of him whilst it’s still fresh in his mind.

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  1. Charlotte May 18, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Dear Otter,
    That is such good news.
    I have been very worried about you since I heard that teddy was missing.
    You must be so happy. Make sure he knows that with you is the best place to be. I lost my teddy once and I couldn’t sleep for a week.
    Once we rescued a little lost rhino from the lost property box at the cinema, no one came to collect him – he lives with us now and his name is Ed. I am very glad for the post office lady. You should draw her a picture with your yellow crayon to say thank you.

  2. another otter May 18, 2010 at 6:27 am

    dear otter,
    it is great to know that teddy’s home. look, me and my friends were so sad until this day.
    it is really really wonderful.

  3. Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Welcome home, Teddy!

  4. Jack The Cat May 18, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I was waiting for this story, it was so sad to hear Teddy was missing, but now he is back!!! You better keep an eye on him in case he decides he wants to go explore without you.. Take care dear Otter, and I’ll be waiting for your next story 🙂

  5. Grace May 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Yay! Yay! Yay! – I just asked yesterday if there was any news of teddy. So glad he is home and you are happy. So am I.

  6. Mary Beth (Cats, Books, Life is Good) May 18, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I’m so glad teddy is back but I bet he’s got lots of adventures to tell you now.

  7. otter May 18, 2010 at 7:37 am

    thankyou !!! … yes I’m considering a special harness for Teddy …. no more exploring when he feels like it!

  8. otter May 18, 2010 at 7:37 am

    yayyyyyyy it is good news isn’t it, thankyou Grace .. and thanks for all your help!

  9. otter May 18, 2010 at 7:37 am

    he says he’s very happy to be back!!

  10. otter May 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

    awwww thankyou so much !!! I think everyone was sad.. especially ooteer keeper .. although he hides his emotions towards Teddy very well ( I knew he really misseed him!!)

  11. otter May 18, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Drawing her a picture .. thats a fantastic idea *goes to get crayons*
    she deserves one seeing as she didn’t even want the reward … post lady’s are great !!

  12. Val May 18, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Yayyy! I’m so happy Teddy’s back and you can be a happy otter again. Perhaps you could have a little party at the weekend. It was very kind of the post lady not to take your crayon or pocket money, did she have any of your sweets?

  13. Rainbowlite May 18, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Hi Otter and Keeper,

    I am very happy that Teddy is back home. I hope you two had a joyous reunion. Give Teddy a hug and a cuddle for me.

  14. otter May 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    yay !!! i’m happy I can be happy again too … I don’t lkike being sad… and yes I really think a party would be a good way to celebrate teddy’s return!! … I just need to convince OtterKeeper.
    Nope post lady refused sweets too !! which is odd because they were the best colours! .. I think really kind people don’t eat sweets because they want other people to have them!

  15. otter May 18, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I will do !! I’ve been cuddling him lots since he’s been back but also trying to explain to him that we have a very hectic exploring schedule for the rest of the week because of his abscence!!

  16. Heather May 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

    This fantastic!! I am soo happy for you and that Teddy is now safe at home. I sure hope he learned his lesson, no exploring alone!

    Happy times again!

  17. Kitsune May 18, 2010 at 8:53 am

    This is so great and surely made my day!
    I’m so glad Teddy’s back home, now you both have to be more careful and enjoy your friendship.
    Did the post office lady tell you how Teddy got there? I’m curious about that and all Teddy’s adventures.

    Ah, I almost forgot: maybe I’m not a normal person ’cause I think I can understand you as well as Otter keeper.

  18. otter May 18, 2010 at 9:05 am

    yup .. teddy is under strict instructions … no more self initiated exploring without otter !

  19. otter May 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

    hehe yes you do understand me , some other people do , special people 😉
    yes I’m going to be interrogating Teddy for the next few days to find out how this happened. Otter keeper said we I had left him there when we went to post an ottershop parcel a few weeks ago.
    but he’s wrong! Teddy must have gone by himself… I wouldn’t forget to take Teddy back!! ?
    atleast… I don’t think I would ?

  20. Toni Mush May 18, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Yayyy im so glad Teddy is home, i remember when i used to lose my Rabbit when i was younger it always made me really really upset, so now he lives in my room so he cant get lost =) im 22 years of age, but i still remember tht horrible feeling of losing him, bad times! but still Teddy is home safe and now its time for Tea & Cake =D

    Lots of love and Coffee,

    Toni Mush x

  21. otter May 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

    @Toni Mush
    THanks Toni. Yup losing your friends is really annoying at times, but it sounds like your have rabbit under control now!!
    I need to work on Teddy a little bit yet …
    his basic training in not wandering off starts tomorrow!!
    .. and I will be suggesting tea and cakes to Otter Keeper …
    if he won’t let me have a party then it’s the least he could do !!

  22. Sock May 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

    What a kind post office lady. 🙂
    I think tea and cake sounds very nice. I’m sure teddy’s glad to be back too, he must have been lonely, sitting up their on his shelf, without Otter to cuddle… :'(
    But, hopefully back to happy days with Teddy now.

  23. Dee May 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Hello, Otter. I read about Teddy going missing and I was worried for you. (I’d have said, but I couldn’t find the comments, sorry.) I’m so glad that he was at the Post Office, those are usually safe places. It could have been much worse! So I’m glad for you that it turned out all right. But somehow I just knew that it would.

  24. ikea May 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    hehe, it seems to very mysterious how teddy got to the post office on his own! if u do find out, please let me/us know, coz although a bit sad, it sounds very adventurous.

    very happy for you otter now! me, Saab and Volvo also celebrated the finding of Teddy as soon as we found out about it on twitter, so they send greetings to all!

  25. otter May 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    yes he must have been lonley !! poor teddy .. but then again it does teach him a valuable lesson not to go exploring without me !!!

  26. otter May 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I’m glad he was somewhere safe, I think the post office lady and her friends looked after him, they even gave him a little post office badge… and I’m a little bit jealous but otter keeper said we would have to share it…
    I’ve told teddy you were worried and he says he’s very sorry for worrying you !

  27. otter May 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    yay!. i’ve yet to find out exactly what he was doing there but i’ll tell you when I get it out of him!!
    so glad your celebrating!! me otter keeper and teddy are too… we’re watching tv together and I’ve got a yogurt!
    I’m so happy he’s home 🙂

  28. bev otter May 19, 2010 at 5:59 am

    We are so happy that Teddy is back!!! He does look quite sorry. Thank goodness you found him again, lets hope he stays close to you from now on.

  29. bev otter May 19, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Thank goodness Teddy is back. We are so happy 🙂 I’m sure he will stay close to you from now on xx

  30. cats_n_cheese May 19, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I am so so so pleased teddy is back!!! Naughty teddy for wandering off exploring but I do hope he has lots
    and lots of post office secrets to tell you 🙂

  31. Maria May 19, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Dear Otter,
    I am so relieved and glad that teddy is back!!
    I hope Otter Keeper lets you have a big party to welcome back Teddy!!

  32. Squeak May 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    This is such good news and i’m doing a ferret wardance to celebrate! I can do this as I’m a ferret. Did you know we’re very distantly related?

    I’ve gotten my pet human to type this message as my paws are a bit big for the keyboard and there’s a nice smell that I must investigate now.

  33. Catherine and Ferret May 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Dear Otter:
    This is just the BEST news! You made our day so happy with the news of Teddys’ safe return. We are so happy for you – and know you must be busy with the reunion celebration, sofa bouncing, catching up, and the all important Teddy interrogation. I can only imagine how he got to the Post Office- make sure you get all the Teddy details so as to avoid further heartbreak in the future. That lady in the Post Office is a wonderful person- I am just glad she made the Teddy reunion possible for you. Dont be too hard on him- he is after all Teddy. Our hearts are happy now that Teddy is home- and now we can sleep soundly- as Otter can too- tonight will probably be too exciting- but the next few nights you will probably sleep well with Teddy by your side. Teddy must know how fortunate he is to be home- I have adopted SEVERAL Teddies from different places- and a few other lost, innocent creatures too. Enjoy the reunion- and when you have time, please give us the details – the whole story- of his disappearance and time away- he was gone quite a while! Happy Day for Otter, Teddy, Keeper, and all of us that love Otter so much

  34. Kate May 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Dear Otter,

    I was so concerned for you (and for Otter Keeper since I’m sure he felt your concern). I’m so happy to hear that Teddy is back home. Give him a big hug and make sure to keep him in your sight!

  35. roundredhead May 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Dear Otter,
    I am also very glad to hear that Teddy is back. It is terrible when your loved ones are lost, but it is also lovely when you are reunited.

    I have only just discovered your website and I really enjoyed reading your blog. You are so charming. I particularly like the way you love otter keeper and are always trying to think of nice things for him.

    Do you ever go swimming? Every otter I have ever met loves to swim.

    Please keep writing and tell otter keeper that we love his drawings.

  36. Lindsay and Bjorn (her polar bear) May 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    That’s wonderful news, Otter! Maybe Teddy was trying to find a cheap way to get to Alaska so he could hang out with other brown bears (the cost of air travel is prohibitively expensive these days).

  37. Shauna June 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    So happy for you Otter…we all need our Teddys. I think the Post Office must be a safe place, it was for Teddy!! Do you think the nice Post Office workers kept an eye on Teddy??

    I wish you a wonderful reunion….

    Come to think of it I could really use a Teddy too about now.

  38. Sukie June 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    good news about teddy !!! you sure are one charming otter !!

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