Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ode to "Teddy"

If you've met Bailey, you've met Teddy. In fact, the first thing Bailey does when he meets someone is introduce them to Teddy. So it seems fitting that I should introduce everyone to Teddy. My sister Casey gave Teddy to Bailey on his first Christmas, he was only 2 months old! Teddy has been well loved ever since. He's been on many adventures during his short two and half years: riding on horses, dirt bikes, boats, trains, four-wheelers, tractors, bobcats, backhoes, cars and trucks! Along with all of Teddy's adventures he's had some close calls too: he's been left at peoples' houses, left at the grocery store (on Daddy's watch:), fallen in the mud, fallen in the pool, stepped on, and as a result of all of these events he's had many baths! However, the single most tragic event that has befallen Teddy would have to be when the neighbor's dog snatched him out of our yard and dragged him into the woods. Jesse chased the dog through the woods for a good 15 minutes. All the while I'm trying to keep Bailey calm and remain calm myself. Teddy returned with a minor wound on his nose which Bitsy, jesse's mom, sewed up. It will be a sad day when we have to say good-bye to Teddy for good. "Teddy, we love you and we hope you stay around for a long, long, long time!"

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