Teddy had a rough start in life. He had apparently been abused before being dumped off at a veterinarian's office. His previous owners had named him Dirt. (There was no way I was letting that name continue!) I first met Teddy after just getting out of the hospital from heart failure and soon decided to adopt him into my family as we both needed some loving companionship. His personality, appearance and soft coat made it necessary to rename him Teddy Bear, because he really is! He loves to play ball at all hours of the day and loves any toy that squeaks.