lost teddy poster

Missing Teddy – Please HELP!

Terrible Terrible news, TEDDY IS MISSING! This is just the worst news ever! Last time I saw him was the other week when we were exploring. But then, when it was time to get ready for bed I looked for him as usual…… and he was…GONE!

At first I wasn’t too worried Teddy does have an odd habit of wandering off back to do something in the place where we were last playing together – I tell him off, but he is quite stubborn and keeps doing it. Anyway, when I still couldn’t find teddy the next morning, I started to get worried! What if Kate has trapped him? Or maybe he’s even run away because he doesn’t like me anymore (we had an argument last week when we were marking househould objects out of 10. He said the toaster should be a 6 when it is clearly worthy of a 7 – he’s biased because he burnt his paw – I did tell him not to touch it)

Otter keeper said I was being silly and that I’d just misplaced Teddy. He said when he got home from work we’d have a proper look together. This cheered me up as activities with Otter Keeper are always fun – even if it is on a sad occasion like searching for a missing friend. We looked everywhere that evening but we STILL COULDN’T FIND HIM. I was really very upset that night and although he didn’t seem worried on the outside, I knew Otter keeper was also really really sad and missing Teddy lots on the inside – maybe even more than me). Otter Keeper and Teddy are a bit like that, they find it hard to show their feelings for each other sometimes.

where is teddy

I was desperate to do something to help find teddy so Otter keeper helped me make a little sign, so that if anyone finds teddy they will return him to me. Otter Keeper also suggested I offer a reward for Teddy’s safe return. This was quite hard because it meant giving up some favorite Otter things. After thinking long and hard about how much I love teddy I offered my yellow crayon (my second favorite colour) some sweets and even a large sum of my pocket money I’ve been saving. £1.72 is a lot of money so teddy had better appreciate it. I will probably make him pay it back to me actually.

I’ve put the poster up in our window – and hopefully everyone will see it. The postman was very nice (Otter Keeper let me show him the poster) he said he’d keep an eye out for teddy whilst he delivers all his post, I was very grateful – I do really like the postman – he’s a good friend.

I should go now , I’m keeping a watch at the window just in case teddy has got outside somehow (or in-case I see Kate leaving her house with a suspicious teddy shaped parcel) – I’m also trying to wave at people walking past, to point at the poster. Sadly they don’t usually see me because I’m quite small, and we have an annoying garden in the way.

I really hope he comes back soon. I miss him so much. Exploring is just no fun without him there, and I keep thinking of him all lonely and trapped in kate’s horrible house.. it’s times like this that I think back to the time when me and teddy requested mobile phones, Otter Keeper said no. If he’d just let us this would never have happened (I could phone Teddy to find out where he is – or where he is trapped). If you look at it this way the whole thing is actually Otter Keeper’s fault really. I put this theory to otter keeper but he just said that in Teddy’s absence I was having to resort to blaming things that went wrong on him instead of Teddy! He’s just being mean because he’s worried about Teddy, I understand.

teddy trap

If you can please spread the word about Teddy’s disappearance, or if you see Teddy, do get in touch – he can be quite shy so probably won’t respond if you call to him. If you have any trouble I suggest you tie him to you with a string and then come and find me and Otter keeper as soon as possible.

If you want to leave me a comment (and please do because otters love comments – Keeper reads them to me and it makes me happy) about this story please go here: www.iamotter.co.uk/story



  1. Ana April 29, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Dear Otter!
    I’m really sad to hear about Teddy being lost! I’m sure you’ll find him soon!He probably is just preparing a surprise 1st of May picnic for you and had to go and check where you’ll be spending your picnic day!
    Hope everything turns out o.k.
    Love and kisses

  2. Lucy April 29, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I hope you find Teddy soon. Your otter stories always make me smile, but this one is very sad, I’ll keep an eye out for him x

  3. otter April 29, 2010 at 6:21 am

    A May Picnic … now I hadn’t considered that … I do hope so!

  4. otter April 29, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Please do Lucy … and if you see Kate.. and she’s acting suspicious then she almost certainly has Teddy … (inwhich case.. PHONE OTTER KEEPER !!!)

  5. Anonymous April 29, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Oh Noes! This can’t be! You and otter keeper just have to look harder. Did you try the washing machine? Or the clothes hamper? This is very upsetting.

  6. otter April 29, 2010 at 6:24 am

    the washing machine … ofcourse !!! …. *runs to washing machine* …. nope he’s not there. But that was a very very good try

  7. Grace April 29, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Oh dear my name did not show up on my comment. Anyway, to help out I tweeted this story and put it on my facebook page. Now we will have more people helping to look for poor Teddy.

  8. otter April 29, 2010 at 6:36 am

    thankyou so much Grace, teddy would be very happy if he knew how much you have helped!! I will be sure to tell him all about it when he gets back !!
    I’m quite hopeful we will find him now !!! yayayayay

  9. another otter April 29, 2010 at 6:53 am

    dear otter,
    don’t worry because teddy’s not gone or trapped, i know for sure he’s just slumbering somewhere. keep looking for him and you will find your friend e.g. on the bookcase.

  10. Jack the Cat April 29, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Awww….so sorry to hear about this, but i am sure Teddy will turn up soon. Maybe just need to look harder, he is probably hiding somewhere. I hope you find him soon 😉

  11. Delecia & Angel Precious April 29, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Is Teddy back yet?? I’m SO FURRY sorry he has gone missing. One MUST take special care of SPECIAL frinz like that – cause they are the ones we can NOT do without!! I REALLY hope he is home by now!! All our loves, De & Angel Precious

  12. De & Angel Precious April 29, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I’m SO FURRY sorry to hear about Teddy!! Is he HOME yet? I do so hope you have found him by now. Frinz like Teddy are the one we have to take SPECIAL care of – cause they are the ones we can NOT do without!! Hope he is home SOON! All our loves, De & Angel Precious

  13. otter April 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

    @another otter
    the bookcase … thats another good idea, he could be practicing his reading…
    but nope he’s not there… 🙁

  14. ikea April 29, 2010 at 8:33 am

    otter, have u checked the cage-looking thing next to the stolen otter toys?

  15. otter April 29, 2010 at 8:39 am

    @Jack the Cat
    Thanks Jack .. yep I will step up a gear in teddy finding, I have a few new ideas of where to look!!!
    wish me luck!

  16. otter April 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

    @Delecia & Angel Precious
    yep ,… when i do find him again I’m going to tie him to me permenantly I think (unless otter keeper has any objections … he does have a habit of ruining good otter plans sometimes)

  17. canillion April 29, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Poor Otter! I hope you’ll find Teddy soon!!

  18. Graysongirl April 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Oh my goodness! Teddy has clearly been kidnapped by the evil Kate, there’s no other explaination for it. I can’t believe Otterkeeper tried to make you believe you’d lost him- I bet that nasty Kate has been plotting this for days. Weeks even!

    What you need to do is create the biggest and bestest EVER Kate-trap to rescue Teddy. I know you can do it!

  19. otter April 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

    thankyou .. me too .. I’m trying to be brave!

  20. otter April 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

    This was exactly the angle I took on the situation at first too !! .. I think we’re right and otter keeper is just being a bit slow again. I wish he would understand how serious the problem of Kate really is !! (very serious!!)

    but your plan is perfect.. I need to try extra EXTRA hard to make THE ULTIMATE kate trap!!! ( this will be hard without my helper (teddy)) … but It has to be done … it’s the only way !!!….

  21. rainbowlite April 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I think you should check the local preschool. Little kids like teddies especially other people’s teddies.

  22. Heather April 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Oh Otter that is aweful! I agree he has been Teddynapped, if there wasn’t something wrong he would have been back already. I think your reward is great and I know it must be hard to give up that yellow crayon, but maybe you need to throw in something else like “Dinosaur on a stick”. Maybe that will be enough for whoever took him, to give him back. I know it would be a huge sacrifice, but remember friends are more important. Good luck and I will keep a look out for him.

  23. Jimmylee April 29, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Dear Otter, I am so sad to hear about Teddy.

    I can add some See’s Caramel Lollipops to the reward (I have 24 at home that Rick sent me) – you can only have one, though; they stick to your teeth and you have to brush up afterwards. And I can add the $25 that’s in my wallet (that’s about $12.50 in UK money). Maybe that will help.

    I’m hoping maybe he’s just gotten lost in the dark under Otter Keeper’s bed? Or in the garden somewhere? Or in your basket that you hide in before the post comes? I’m sure if he’s at Kate’s house, he was just enticed there by some show on television or a cookie lying about. She probably hasn’t even noticed him yet – she doesn’t strike me as terribly smart, just lucky in her escapes from your clever traps.

    I hope he turns up soon – the story made me so sad for you, and now I am a bit worried! I know Otter Keeper doesn’t need to come home to a house full of otter tears!

  24. maybeedeluxe April 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I hope you just misplaced Teddy and will find him soon. Otherwise, i’ll throw in £1 and a nice orange marker to your offered reward 🙂

  25. APRIL April 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Teddy! Hope you find him very soon. I’ll do my best to look for & help you find him.

  26. Kitsune April 29, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Otter, this is so sad 🙁
    Hopefully Teddy is ok. Maybe he got lost but was found by a loving family who’ll help him return to you as soon as possible. He’ll be back soon, I promise.
    In the meanwhile, please don’t blame Otter keeper, he’s just trying to help you, ok? And I’m sure Kate is not such evil for doing this (just a little evil :P).
    Don’t give up!

  27. otter April 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I do hope so .. but what if he then wants to stay with the new family ??? they may be really good at exploring and he’s want to stay .. or maybe they have and otter and he’d become friends and then when they marked househould objects out of 10, the other otter would also think that the toaster was a 6 … oh no 🙁
    I must be brave .. teddy WILL be back!

  28. otter April 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

    oh thankyou so much for helping to look !!! the more people that look the more chance we have of finding him … people are letting me know whwere he’s not … which so far means he is not in whitstable or dallas!

  29. otter April 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

    thats sooooo kind sabine!! teddy will be so happy you care… the kidnapper will be sure to come forward now … they’d be a fool not too . with your £1 and my money we almost have a whole £3 !!

  30. otter April 29, 2010 at 11:47 am

    caramel lollipops ?? that sounds great .. we can add the one to the stash i have waiting for the kidnapper .. with yours and other kind donations I seem to be amassing a fair prize for the kidnapper! I think teddy will be home in no time !!

    otter keeper says the same as you,.. that teddy is probably down the side of the bed, or in the garden …. this could be true (i hope it is) but i can’t think where else to look, and Keeper has been quite busy and (in my personal opinion) not helping me look as much as he should

    ANYWAY , i’m having a short break to draw a picture and then I’m conducting a full search of the bedroom for the second time this week… wish me luck !

  31. otter April 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

    the dinasour head on a stick … but I love my dinosaur head on a stick!! i can’t give up that… i’ve been playing with it all week. But then again … I do love teddy more, and i really do miss him.
    and maybe Otter keeper would understand and buy me a new dinosaur head on a stick to make up for it?
    maybe i could even trick the kindapper and keep my dino head on a stick .. then i’d have teddy back and TWO dinosaur heads on sticks !!!!!
    I could really turn this around!!! yayayayaya

  32. Dozer Edwards April 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Dear Otter,

    We have put your poster on our website http://www.dozerandcoop.blogspot.com with a request that all our canine friends be on the lookout for Teddy. You may wish to read our note and if it does not meet your requirements, please email us and we will edit. Does Teddy have tattoos? It is always nice to have something that differentiates you from the rest of the world. Just a thought.

    Love, your pals, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper Edwards in Oregon, USA

  33. the pittie pack April 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    howdy there dear otter
    the houston pittie pack here , we saw your poster over at dozer and coop’s bloggy and came right over. wanna be furryends??? we’ll be most happy to help look for your special friend. their is 6 of us in our pack and thats a lotta snooters to sniff out the runaway teddy.
    we’ll update you if we find any ting pupticious.

    pibble sugars
    the pittie pack

  34. maybeedeluxe April 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I really wonder if Kate might have kidnapped teddy……

  35. Louloute April 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    O poor Otter,

    I’m so sad Teddy didn’t turn up yet. He must miss you so much – as much as you do and he must be hungry like a real bear because he hadn’t eaten since weeks now. He’d even eat brussel sprouts so hungry he’d be.

    This disappearing is so strange but, please, don’t feel guilty. I spoke with TT : teddies are so loyal they won’t let the otter they made friend with, NEVER. So, don’t bother about that !!! When he’s still at home, you’ll find him soon and he’ll be over the moon to see you again. And I’m sure he won’t follow someone he doesn’t know even if he’d promise him sweets! Perhaps you didn’t explore enough Teddy’s bagpack though : there may be an indication about activities you didn’t know from Teddy. Keeper says I’m a bit silly but I think Teddy could have a double life and doesn’t tell you everything about all he does : he could be exploring some secret tracks and fall down somewhere you don’t hear his wailings. Teddybears are very independant in Britain my keeper says and she told me a story yours must tell you : it deals with a bear who was found with a tag where you could read the name “Paddington” and he loves to travel.

    My conclusion is Teddy may only be the victim of an accident or of teddynapping and the last would be awfull. I don’t want to think this could happen and according to me, it could only be Kate’s fault. Otter keeper is not to blame : he can’t stay with you all the time since he must work if you need more money for the reward or to pay the bearnapper.

    Have you told keeper he must phone all the hospitals since he perhaps needed to be brought to a teddy clinic where they could cure the paw he burnt on the toaster and he suffered so much that he called the emergency number to be taken there by ambulance. That’s the first thing to do !!! I know this since that’s the first thing they do in criminal films on TV when somebody disappeared and they verify the phone numbers he called before too. What could have happened if he dialed the wrong number and phoned Kate ?

    Then, when you didn’t find him this way, you must ask him to have an eye on E-bay : it’s not enough to watch Kate’s movements in-and outside the house since, if she wants to sell Teddy incognito(to pay taxes for instance),he’ll use E-bay or ask someone to do it for her. He is surely more clever than you and keeper may imagine. Let’s never underestimate our ennemies !

    Me and TT we are really bothered since we got your message. That’s why I told our sponsor immediately that we lost one of our space agents and that he could have been bearnapped. I reassured him that he wouldn’t tell anything about our otter space program because he’s very good in keeping secrets instead of me. So, our sponsor prepared a little bag with Teddies portrait I made for him and he allowed me to select some of his famous salmon and some of his sugar pebbles if this could help getting Teddy back soon.

    This evening I spoke with keeper too because neither me nor TT could sleep so excited we were. We had an idea we must tell her indeed : I heard from people getting lost and sending bottle mail since they were generally surrounded by sea. Keeper said we would try to print your story today and put it into a bottle and we’ll throw it into the river we live next to and keeper allowed me to write to my friends that they make a bottle they also could throw into the rivers where they live. It would be great fun if there would be a spontaneous Teddy meeting from teddies all over the world living with otters. We could found an otter-teddy and anti-kate association and work together with FBI, Interpol, Scotland Yard to prevent Teddy disappearences in the world !!!

    Louloute and TT XXXXXXXXX

  36. Catherine and Ferret April 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    This is the first very sad Otter story- we had so hoped and prayed Teddy would have come home by now. Ferret says if you have a neighbor you can truly trust to have their ferret over for a visit! He says (it is true) that ferrets can reach ALL KINDS of places that humans can’t -he truly believes that if Teddy is still in the house, that a Ferret Search Team will be able to locate Teddy! I examined all the details of Missing Teddy Story- I must try to keep a clear level head- and think logically- I simply can not bear the thought of Teddy gone permanently!-How could Teddy have gotten out of the house by himself? If he did, where would he go? Perhaps make a list of possible Teddy hang-outs and begin the search a new with Keeper. I am trying to remain optimistic- and am inclnned to agree with Ferret that Teddy is stil in the house- and perhaps he is nursing a wounded ego- and wanted to teach you a lesson?? As you said, he really doesn’t say much -so this may be his way of showing you (a very drastic way) that he is much loved, needed and appreciated. He realizes he has gone too far, but wants YOU to go to him. I too believe another Ferret would find him. The thought of Kate having Teddy is just too hard for us to bear- Ferret is offering ALL the coins in his ceramic grey Piggy Bank-that would be $5 to $7 US dollars. Right now I can give you all I have on hand and that is $13.65 US dollars. I hope it helps- we will do ANYTHING to help Otter locate his precious Teddy. I went to the Big Otter website and again studied the layout of your home- take a minute and pretend you are the Teddy Locator Police – and methodicaly search the house as they would-retracing yours and Teddys’ last steps together – and bring a Ferret! I bet you find him! If not, (Kate theory- I shiver and shake) I am sure with all the reward offers pouring in from all over the world, one of Evil Kates’ greedy pals will turn on her and arrange a safe and proper return of Much Loved Teddy. Our hearts are breaking for you – Ferret is also offering HIS MOST prized possessions as part of the reward (I bet a few of my missig items turn up!!) He is goig thru the back pack you suggested I get him as we speak- and his ready to surrender his most favotite things !!I will wait to hear from you – I dont want to take up vital Teddy search time- we are wishing and praying REAL HARD that Teddy is found tonight. Otter must know how loved and cherished him and Teddy are all over the world. The next Otter Story will be all about What Teddy did while missing. now don’t be too hard on him when you are reunited- and DONT LET Keeper yell at him! I agree with you – stick Teddy to you- how about velcro for when you each want privacy! Let this sad Otter Story serve as a lesson to us all about keeping our favorte things close to us at all times. I am going to go look over the plans to your house again and see what Ferret is offering up as part of a reward. Good luck with the Teddy search- we love you Otter – and Teddy, too- and want nothing more than you to be back with Teddy. PS Ferret is also working on the ultimate Kate Trap Plan. I will retweet your poster and also post it on my twitter and myspace page,Take care and we look forward to your next adventure with Teddy.

  37. MsDarkstar April 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Dear Otter, it has occurred to me that perhaps Teddy inadvertently stumbled into one of your Kate traps and has been stuck there. I have also considered that perhaps Teddy has gone undercover and was not trapped/Teddynapped by Kate but is, rather, infiltrating her flat to gather information.

  38. ikea April 30, 2010 at 3:10 am

    ooh, i just had a dream where i saw teddy somewhere near the crayon cruncher.. has u checked that?

  39. otter April 30, 2010 at 4:08 am

    ah that the crayon cruncher picture is where i imagined teddy might be if in Kates house ….
    so he could well be there !!!
    I just need to work out how to get into Her house!

  40. otter April 30, 2010 at 4:09 am

    ahhhhhhh what a great idea … yes .. tedy may have gone undercover..and he couldn’t tell anyone, even me because his plan was so top secret !!!
    I do hope so … what a clever teddy he is…

    although I still think he should have told me … he knows how much I love going undercover too !

  41. Maria April 30, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I hope you find teddy soon!!! I bet he is playing a mean trick on you and he is hiding in a secret place!!! He’ll eventually have to come out, he will be hungry!!!

  42. otter April 30, 2010 at 8:29 am

    thanks so much for your offer of help !!! with 6 of you looking… we’ll find teddy in no time .. although teddy may be scared of dogs I don’t know … he’s not met one before… you all sound very friendly though!!
    whats a snooter ?

  43. bev otter April 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    We are all worried about poor Teddy. It’s the not knowing that is so hard, but hopefully he is having quite a good time where he is. We will keep our eyes open for him and hope he turns up soon :s

  44. Aineotter May 2, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Hi there. I’m a wild otter. I lost my Bear once too, but he came back in the end. I hope you have a happy ending to your story like I did. I’ll keep a look out and tell him you miss him and he should go home, if I see him.

  45. Debby May 2, 2010 at 7:41 am

    This is just too terrible. At least Keeper will be a comfort to you even if he is not as attuned to Kate’s treacherous motives as he should be! It may be prudent to go ahead and submit your picture of Teddy along with one of Kate (“last seen with”) to the Otter Feed company, as I’m sure they will be happy to print their packaging with the “Missing Teddy” information to help spread the word.

  46. MegSong23 May 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Did Teddy perhaps go to visit some of his family? Maybe an emergency came up so he hasn’t been able to to call.

  47. Maythus (An Otter also) May 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Wonder he went….

  48. Pan May 4, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Chin up Otter! I’m sure Teddy will turn up soon!
    I’ll keep a look out for him as well, and by the amount
    of comments there are here, you have a lot of friends all
    looking for Teddy too, so we’re bound to find him!

  49. Yuvia May 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Dear Otter: I will post the poster on my blogs and facebook! I want to do what I can to help you find teddy! Keep me posted!!

  50. Coolio May 8, 2010 at 8:15 am

    How will you make drawings of Kate traps without your yellow crayon? I hope you find Teddy!

  51. Lindsay and Bjorn (her polar bear) May 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Bjorn and I found Teddy’s disappearance to be quite disturbing. After discussing it at great length for several minutes, we came up with a list of possible whereabouts:

    – At a train station.
    – Visiting honey farm.
    – Hanging out with a boy named C. Robinson.
    – Shopping at the super market, in the aisle where they keep peanut butter. (This was mostly Bjorn’s suggestion, as his diet is 90% peanut butter. I tried to explain to him that all bears don’t share the same penchant for peanut butter, but he couldn’t hear me over his peanut butter sandwich-related lip smacking.)
    – Actually trapped behind the washer door.

    Best of luck, Otter! I know I would be at wit’s ends if Bjorn and I were to ever be separated. (Actually, we almost were, once, on a flight to London from Los Angeles three years ago.)

  52. Sock May 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Oh no! I’d like to say I have only just found your amazing website, and I am already in love with it!
    I’m so sorry about Teddy, I do hope he turns up soon!

  53. Grace May 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    What is happening with teddy? Have you found him yet? I am very worried.

  54. otter May 18, 2010 at 3:23 am

    HE’S BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! yayayayayyayay

  55. Steve May 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Oh no! I’d like to say I have only just found your amazing website, and I am already in love with it!
    I’m so sorry about Teddy, I do hope he turns up soon!

  56. emma September 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    dear otter
    sorry i hevent seen teddy
    I am new to your website but I alredy in love with it
    hope teddy is returned to you soon
    love emma

  57. otter October 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I found him Emma, it’s OK, he’s back home safe and sound. I was very worried for a little bit, but he was just at the post office!

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