Teddy Bear is our darling cat.  He was my daughter's pet for her entire life, all four years.  May of 2010 Teddy passed away and my daughter took it pretty hard.  She cried many nights at bedtime until she figured out we could have happy, funny memories of Teddy. 
Teddy was a very calm, mild mannered cat.  Knowing this makes the stories that much funnier.  The biggest risk Teddy would take was sitting in the window to watch the birds fly by. 
We miss him very much but we are glad to keep his spirit alive through our stories.