Hassled - he fell from the DDs lap as the station fella passed her to me from the station.
However, I didn't see the exact moment, I just heard "oh no", from the fella so I'm not sure. Especially as DD had previously been very keen on chewing Cyril's nose.
I had got everything on the train - baby, buggy, me, bags and the train fella said; "why don't you try coach C there is more room" I said; "because my seat is booked in this coach" He said "pass me the baby" so I did and then he said; "no, no the train is going" and passed her back to me and that is when we lost Cyril.
How shall I put this? I had a 'healthy' debate this morning with the lady in the lost property office at Paddington. I showed her the picture and explained the circumstances of the loss. She went a looked and checked back to the beginning of May but nothing resembling Cyrilsquirrelfox has been handed in. I said that he was dropped either last weekend or Monday (your post didn't give a date) but even if he had been lost at the weekend when the office was closed she would have expected him to have been handed in on Monday.
The man behind me in the queue suggested calling Bristol lost property office as that is apparently 'where everything ends up' but I suppose that is only if he was lost on a train.
I can't understand why if he was lost on the tracks he wouldn't be at lost property but the lady did check twice. Sorry.
I was, let's say, persistent in my enquiry as I know how devastated my ds would be if he lost his favourite toy. I do find it odd though if he was dropped on the tracks why he wasn't handed in to lost property by a FGW employee. It is hardly as if passengers would be leaping on to the tracks to rescue a cuddly toy (at least not that I've seen!).
Stayingsunny - that's a lovely idea but I have to confess that DDs only 9 months, it really is me that is sad to see CSF lost. We had only had him a couple of hours and she had taken quite a liking to chewing his nose.