Earlier this month, Unfair Park's Eric Nicholson broke news that internet celebrity, Teddy Bear the talking porcupine is a Dallasite.
We're only human, so after learning distance wasn't a barrier we sent Ted a formal invitation to visit our home office. We etched the address into a sweet potato, couriered the thing over to his Zooniversity bachelor pad and waited.
HE ACCEPTED, THEN THE WORLD BECAME MAGIC.
We learned a lot about Teddy Bear, porcupines and friendship that day. We also discovered that Ted's natural musky odor and prickly undercoat proved a fitting match for an office of jaded, over-caffeinated, under-bathed writers, so we had him sign a freelance contract. He's our new outdoors correspondent and Dallas Observer spirit animal.
Video intern Sarah Passon captured the experience in video. Let us all take a moment and give thanks for large talking rodents.