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Do you sleep with stuffed animals? Do you collect them?

I do both. I have two very special stuffed animals, both were the only stuffed animals of mine that have ever needed an operation on. Sam was a 2nd birthday gift to my brother from two very special people in my life, and he needed an operation when Sarge mistook him for his own toy and ripped part of his face off. All he needed was a new nose and stitches before going back to play time with me and my brother. Sam is very special to me, and I made an unspoken vow that I'd always take care of him. He now sports a G.I. Joe army jacket with a Marine military pin my brother got.

Mr. Moose is also special. Sam and Mr. Moose were the only stuffed animals I brought with me when I fled my home because of the wildfires. Sam was the very first thing I grabbed before anything other belonging. Mr. Moose wasn't the most special stuffed animal at the time, but I decide I'd grab the cuddliest and most comforting, and now he's my trusty bedtime buddy.

I've collected other stuffed animals, but Sam and Mr. Moose are my favorite. They're also the only two stuffed animals who have ever needed an operation. Sam needed surgery when my German Shepherd mistook him for his own toy, and Mr. Moose was hugged to death and was flat. Nurse Mom saved the day on both accounts, and both are just as lovable as ever.

I'm curious if anyone else sleeps with stuffed animals or collects them? I slept with my baby blankie until 8th grade--I felt embarassed by it and gave it up, but I found myself uncomfortable to sleep without holding onto something, so I bought stuffed animals and over the years switched them on and off duty to give them all equal love. No one has ever really given me grief over it, but with some people I felt being judged, other friends were super nice about it, even offering their own stuffed animals upon a spontaneous sleepover.
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No, I don't like stuffed animals though you made a good post, they are not for me.
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Yep. Former T of 8 years gave me a special one when she left clinical practice a few months ago. It stays next to my pillow or in my arms at night. It travels with me, too.
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I don't sleep with my stuffed animals, and I wouldn't say I collect them, but I have a few that live on a chair in my bedroom.



My most sentimental one, was given to me, by a friend, when I was in university and going through a rough time. Sometimes if I'm having a rough time, I'll just sit and squeeze him.


My most fun one, is a cat - that's an exact image of the cat, from "Simon's Cat". It came complete with a cone collar as though he'd been at the vet. I got him as a reward several years ago for making a donation to a campaign to raise funds to do a longer, colour version of a "Simon's Cat" video.


As for sleeping with a baby blanket - grade 8 is nothing. I slept with mine until I left home to go to university, and I almost took it, until at the last moment it would be too embarrassing.
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I sleep with two stuffed animal Eeyores. One is getting flat and is going to need an operation to get fluffy again. The other one is newer. Then I have a collection of stuffed animals on top of my bookcase. Some people have given me, others I have bought. They just make me happy.
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I don't sleep with them though I have some that are special to me. One is a threadbare lion from my childhood named Clarence. Another special one is Chocolate the moose that my husband gave to me while we were on our driving vacation to Alaska. Well, husband-to-be. We got married in Fairbanks while on that trip.
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I have a stuffed erric cartman from the tv show south park. you squeeze his tummy and he's like oh my god, you killed kenny, you know what...
he's so cool.

I also have a melennium bug which I've had since the year 2000 which can say happy 2000, when you activate it

I have a stuffed tigger and a stuffed winnie the pooh

a stuffed dog and cat

a pufferlump (which I guess is like a bear)

an actual build a bear

a mouse

and I'm hoping next to collect all the animals from the lion king

I want a simba. he'd be so cute
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I want a simba. he'd be so cute
I have a good story. Simba and Nala were the very first stuffed animals I ever bought--I bought them right after giving up my baby blankie. Lion King is one of my top favorite Disney movies, and I bought them at the Disney Store in the mall.

Sadly, they were destroyed in the fire, but right after the fire happened I went into the Goodwill and there was Simba! He was the first stuffed animal I bought after the fire. I'm hoping to find Nala soon. The same day I found Simba, I also found Dug from the movie Up.
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I have an LED glowing polar bear......
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I sleep with a big Grumpy Bear (from the Carebears). I love him cause he's Grumpy, blue, and has a storm cloud on his belly! I also sleep with a big brown bear.

I have been sleeping with stuffed animals since I was a kid and they bring me a lot of comfort.
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