Well, the 2-day bear-hunt has ended on a good note. Thank you for all your well wishes during the exhaustive search.
Things got confusing mid-way through the hunt because Sid actually has THREE bears. The one he was looking for is the one in the middle (confusing, right?!):
Sid was very relieved to find this particular bear. It had taken him months of chewing it, soaking it with saliva, and patiently allowing it to dry out in order to get this little bear to its state of “crusty perfection”.
In a show of his appreciation for my role in the search party, Sid was kind enough to pick up all his toys off the floor and put them back into his toy basket.
Ok, I lied. I did that part.
In reality, this is what he did immediately after I had put away all his toys:
(Yes, the little turd is LAUGHING IN MY FACE!)