Ferdie has a bear he loves more than anything. He has it near him all the time and bear is often an emotional barometer as to what Ferdie is feeling. Sad or happy or tired or lonely or needing some affection. Bear is everything to Ferd. Well, yesterday we left Bear behind in Collinsville when we went back to the seminary. Actually Ferdie took him into the backyard in the afternoon and we forgot to check there when packing up the car. I called Dale when I realized this and asked if he'd bring him in to keep safe til we could get Bear on Sunday.
But last night was tough. At one point Ferdie went upstairs and I could hear him going room to room searching for Bear. He was panting very loudly, so desperate was he to find that bear. Then he came downstairs and went into every room looking to no avail. He ended up laying down in the living room and gave the biggest, saddest sigh I've ever heard from him.
Here is what he looks like on a normal day.