It was a fortnight ago that the toy, better known to his young owner as Bubba Cat, got lost during a family trip to Thorpeness in Suffolk.
When teashop owner Liz Everett was handed Bubba by a customer, she launched a Facebook group entitled ‘I’m lost. Help me find my family’ in a bid to reunite the furry feline with Ned. It soon attracted more than 9,000 fans.
Ned’s family soon came forward and Bubba’s – so called because the toddler couldn’t pronounce ‘baby’ – journey back to Northiam, near Rye in East Sussex, began.
Sure, happy ending – but the article didn’t mention the screaming. And oh, my, yes, no doubt there was screaming.