My son lost his Jellycat rabbit when we were in a car accident this weekend. We had a horible time in the rain at the side of the M4 after spinning accross the carriageway, hitting the central reservation barrier and coming to a stop in the middle lane. The whole experiece was incredibly scary but the thing that is upsetting my 5yr old most of all is the loss of 'Rabby'.
I have tried contacting all the different people whose cars we sat in - Police, recovery truck, taxi etc but either they are not around or dont have it. Anyway, if i don't find it i would really like to see if i can find another one like it but Jellycat don't do the same ones anymore and i wondered if anyone knew where i could get one?
As he is five I am thinking of taking DS to the shop and letting him choose a toy that he wants that may not even be a rabbit. I think that a replacement, unless it is exactly the same is just never right. Even an exact replacement isn't always right, as the smell etc isn't the same.
I'm going to e-mail the picture to Jellycat to see if they can help.
Still hoping to find the original under the seat of my car but as it is about 40 miles away at the moment I can't really get to it.
Maudy, you may be surprised. 4 years ago we were in a 70 mph smash on the M6 and ended up upside down on the hard shoulder. DS1 (then 3) had taken his shoe off before the crash and it was found by one of the police inside our car and returned to us. When dh went to the recovery place to collect our stuff and look at the car he was amazed at how much stuff they had managed to retrieve from the car and road.
Do look after yourselves, it must have been very frightening, and I hope your toy turns up soon. x
Oh no. Just had a clearout and couldn't believe when I found a Jellycat rabbit, BUT not not the right one!!! I am on a mission now... look out, TK Maxx. Hope you find him...and hope you recover well from your trauma
I have now had confirmation from the car recovery people that it is not in my car, or their truck and i've checked with the taxi company who took us home and its not there either. Unfortunately we sat in 5 different vehicles that night, so tracking Rabby down has not been easy. I rang the police station and the duty seargeant was really sweet, in fact everyone has been so helpful and has really tried to help find it. The car recovery people even said they would look on the motorway next time they were out that way!!
On the plus side, i found a little version of Rabby amongst our collection so DS is momentarily placated with 'Baby Rabby'. He also is very keen on the idea that we go to the shop to buy something new on Saturday, so i have a feeling we may be ok.
Try eBay I always get my daughters horsey on eBay I have seven now they are second hand but generally in good condition and tell the wee one that teddy has been to the beauty salon when you get it and they think its there own, all the very best
Hope you're all ok now. I managed to track down an old Jellycat dog at a shop called CE Bears IIRC a couple of years ago. They were online. It was easier once I had tracked down the exact name of the dog via a collectors website.