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cuddly giveaway!

Isn’t this FP teddy bear as cute as can be? He’s very soft and huggable, and he’s looking for a nice cozy home, maybe yours! All you have to do for a chance to have him come live at your house is leave a comment on this post telling about your first or favorite stuffed animal or comfort blanket, etc… You know, the one that is all grimey because you loved it so much and couldn’t be without it! Tomorrow at this time, we’ll pick one comment at random, and if it’s yours, we’ll send you the cute bear! As you can see from the picture above, Trixie really wishes she was eligible to win this giveaway…
P.S. Don’t forget to leave your email address with your comment so that we can contact you if your comment is the one picked!



Justina -July 15, 2009, 2:06PM

My first favorite stuffed animal was a brown and white horse that I named Marble! I still have him and he is still used as my security blanket :)

Katie -July 15, 2009, 2:13PM

Awe this makes me miss my first blankie so much. Until I was like 10 years old i couldn’t sleep without it. It was pink and so soft and had a bajillion holes in it. Unfortunatly though, when we went to hershey park for vacation one year, i left it in the hotel room and never got it back. So sad!!! I cried for a good hour and a half.

Kevin -July 15, 2009, 2:23PM

When’s the Trixie giveaway? She looks cute

Lindsey -July 15, 2009, 2:27PM

When I was four I begged my mom to buy me a stuffed bunny. I knew it was love at first sight. I sleep with bunny every night and have taken him on every single vacation I have ever been on because I would honestly miss him too much if I left him home. You can never be too old for a security blanket.

Robyn L -July 15, 2009, 2:27PM

My first stuffed animal’s name is Fluffy. He is a Le Mutt dog, and on of the first gifts I was given. My two sisters and I all have identical Fluffies! When we were little my mom would do little shows for us with our dogs, so for her birthday a few years ago we got her her OWN to join in the fun. They look so funny all lined up together — the oldest is practically bald, mine is flattened from being cuddled too much, the younger sister’s is gently used because she favored a teddy bear instead, and mom’s looks brand new. We love them, no matter how much physical evidence shows. However, mine could use some friendly company (let alone a reprieve from all the smushy cuddling we do!)

Miriam -July 15, 2009, 2:34PM

I had a tiny Corduroy Bear with an overall button and an eye falling off. I hear I wouldn’t go anywhere without it. It lives on a shelf in the guest room now I think….

Priscilla -July 15, 2009, 2:36PM

My first stuffed animal is Belly, a pink bear who currently donnes pinstripe overalls and a crocheted cap – she looks much like a train conductor. Anyways, Belly was a gift from my grandma and one year I attempted to give her a bath because she fell outside. While her fur regained some of its original color, the music box was not so well off. Nonetheless, I still love her and bring her to most of my trips abroad. :)

jociandi -July 15, 2009, 2:40PM

My bro had a cute teddy bear. He (my brother) is 13 years older than me, so I had to steal the bear from him. Some years later he found the teddy in my bed. He wasn’t too happy! :) The teddy is still in my bed now – for 25 years.

Francesca -July 15, 2009, 2:48PM

When I was young I had a stuffed animal from a T.V. show. It followed me everywhere, even to our trip to California… where I then lost it. Completely devistated, my dad pointed out a stuffed animal store where I met JJ, a stuffed dragon. He followed me everywhere and I even played “hair-dresser” with him. I was so afraid when he needed a trip to the washer machine but my mom assured me that he would not drown. Those simple days were the best.

brittney -July 15, 2009, 2:49PM

When I was a baby my great aunt knitted me a blanket which i carried around everywhere for years. I called it booboo. It has really soft silky lining around the edge and it was my favorite color, yellow.

shelley -July 15, 2009, 2:53PM

What a cute little bear!! My favorite blanket is one that I made a few years ago with vintage hawaiian shirts I picked up at a thrift store! It is so cuddly and warm!

Cam W. -July 15, 2009, 2:55PM

My first stuffed animal was a stuffed turtle that my mom got for me after I had surgery, it was the cutest thing and I named it squirt because I had adored the movie Finding Nemo!”

Caitlin -July 15, 2009, 3:02PM

my favorite stuffed animal ever would have to be my stuffed dog i creatively named “doggy” when i was five. it was one of a pair that my mom bought when my grandpa (her dad) died. there was once a smaller one that was supposed to be mine while the larger one was hers. eventually i completely took over both and then later lost the smaller one. i fine it hard to sleep without doggy even to this day

kellsey -July 15, 2009, 3:04PM

My favorite stuffed animal was a doll my mom picked out for me at a craft sale. She was made entirely of cloth and had a really cute blue floral dress.

Cortney -July 15, 2009, 3:04PM

Never to old for a soft cuddly creature! He’s adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win somethin’ so sweet!
cmacwher at gmail dot com ! ;0) Happy Wednesday!

Jessica Jean Benson -July 15, 2009, 3:05PM

Oh my goodness, is that not the cutest bear ever??? I’d call him Bear Blue Eyes ;) I love stuffed animals. I’ll admit it. I am 23 and love them, I still sleep with a couple. Honestly, this might be one of the coolest bears I have ever seen. He is so colorful which I love!!
My first/Favorite bear was named Gumdrop. He was one of the Gund bears that were shaped to hug, chocolate brown with a white half-moon shape on his belly. I carried him everywhere. Unfortunately he had an accident with an electric heater when he fell off my bed and because fried orange gumdrop, but I still love him… that’s right, I still have him to this day 23 years after the fact. I think he needs a new friend :)

Stephanie Silva -July 15, 2009, 3:05PM

My first stuffed animal was a baby panda that I got (21 yrs ago today) on the day I was born. I still have it is is fuzzy and has a secret pouch where you can put little things. I used to carry a poly pocket toy set in it where ever I went as a little girl. and to this day it still sits on my bed. I cant sleep with out it.

kelly k. -July 15, 2009, 3:08PM

My favorite stuffed animal was given to me because I had the chicken pox. My little brother picked out the biggest doodle bear he could find at the toy store. It was only a few inches shorter than me and I carried it around everywhere with me and named it Fuzzums after Dede’s bear on Dexter’s Laboratory. I’ve never been able to get rid of it and I had to bring it with me when I was living in the dorms at Purdue.

Linsey G -July 15, 2009, 3:09PM

My first and favorite stuffed animal was Pladdy the Platypus! He was adorable and so unique! Perfect for toddler hugs and naps. I loved his beak off…literally :]

Angela Y. -July 15, 2009, 3:10PM

Instead of sleeping with a cuddly soft stuffed animal, i chose to sleep with a yellow plastic spatula when i was younger. My parents tried to switch it for a bear or some sort of animal but i just loved that spatula!! they would try to hide it away in the kitchen but i would go search it out.. His name was Henry and he was my best friend :]

Elainea -July 15, 2009, 3:11PM

My blanket’s name is Scooby. i take him everywhere even now and i’m starting college in the fall. Scooby is extremely soft and of course has scooby-doo on it. When i was little i used to never let my mom wash him and he would get jelly and milk all over him. It would get so gross that she would sneak and wash him while i was playing. Of course now i wash him all the time but i still love him just as much.

brittney k. -July 15, 2009, 3:11PM

i had a white tc kitty cat and i took it everywhere with me. One time i remember we were getting off our boat and it was like in the fall so fairly cold and i dropped the kittie in the water , i was so horriified and i jumped in after it, the water was really cold but at least i got my cat back!

Elle -July 15, 2009, 3:12PM

My first bears name was Teddy (extremely original, right?) And, even though I’m 26, own a house & business, live with my boyfriend, etc I still have him hanging out in my bedroom. I’m not planning on growing up any time soon (and feel pretty lucky to live with someone who doesn’t think I’m completely nuts !)

Tara -July 15, 2009, 3:18PM

My favorite stuff animal was Rolly from 101 dalmatians. My twin sister gave him to me as Christmas gift. I took him every where with me. After many adventures in the rinse cycle of the washing machine he lost his collar and his eyeballs started to rub off. I had to perform many magic marker eye operations. I still have him today…tucked away :) I just cant seem to throw him away.

Anna MacChesney -July 15, 2009, 3:19PM

My favorite stuffed animal is a white bear with a big brown nose. His name is Schlepp! He’s very soft and adorable with a big round belly, black eyes and long brown nose.

Valerie Bonk -July 15, 2009, 3:19PM

I love this bear!
When I was born my Mom picked out a blanket for me as an extra blanket to put in the closet for when we needed it. When I was old enough to recognize the colorful animals on it I became attached. No, I am 21 and STILL attached to the see through blanket with “pets on wheels,” little red, blue, yellow and green animals on wheels. I still call it my “binkster,” a little embarrassing when I moved into the dorms in college and had to bring it with me. I still can’t sleep without it. The most adorable quality about it is the fact that I practiced my sewing skills on it with my Mom throughout the years. With about 15 different styles and colors of threads and stitches this blanket is truly something that connects me and my Mom.

Lindsey -July 15, 2009, 3:22PM

My first stuffed animal that was a purple bear. My mom worked with Eddie Debartolo (owner of the San Francisco 49ers) and he got it for me as a present along with a 100 dollar bill. I loved it and i still have it. I was also a child model and i had a shoot with the purple bear :)

Shanna -July 15, 2009, 3:23PM

my stuffed dog cinnamon was my fave stuffed animal of all time. my family would always take trips to carmel, ca with my grandma every year. there was this amazing toy shop there and i was allowed to pick out one toy…of course when i saw him he was fluffy and had this amzing glossy coat. i knew that he was the one for me. so my grandma got him for me and throughout my childhood i would go on all of my adventures with him. my grandma would even make clothes for him. now that im 19 he is pretty worn down but i dont think iwill ever get rid of him because he holds soo many memories. :)

Diana -July 15, 2009, 3:24PM

i absolutely loved my baby blanket. it was a soft quilt that i took with me everywhere and slept with every night. one day when i was older, i saw an old home video of my older brother as a baby with the blanket. i asked my mom about it and she said i used to pick on my brother all the time and i stole the blanket from him. haha woops.

Katie -July 15, 2009, 3:24PM

My first stuffed animal was a bunny rabbit that wore green pants and a pink shirt. I loved it so much my mom had a portrait done of it that hung in my room!

sherry -July 15, 2009, 3:25PM

my first stuffed animal was actually a blanket/puppet, which was (very creatively) named bun-bun. he’s been all over (not sure why it’s a he, since he’s pink) and has even been through the mail a few times since he’s pretty easy to lose in a hotel bed. even now, at 18, he still has a place of honor on my bed (:
ps. trixie looks just like my puppy, paris, although paris would most likely attack the bear instead of looking on enviously

Sophie Case -July 15, 2009, 3:26PM

My favorite stuffed animal is a plush uglydoll named Big Toe. It isn’t the most attractive looking stuffed animal in the world, but that is why I love it so much! I know it’s probably odd that a 17 year old still has stuffed animals, but he works great as a travel pillow too!

georgette -July 15, 2009, 3:26PM

My favorite teddy bear was given to me by my grandfather Pop Pop. The bear’s name is Tum Tum…fuzzy little brown guy with a squeeky in his tummy. Well, most of his hair is loved off and the day my Pop Pop passed a way the squeeky stopped working. I still love him much and squeeze him often, even if he doesn’t respond. :-)

katiehov -July 15, 2009, 3:27PM

my favorite was a little bean baggy bear guy made of slubby yarn. he is floppy and has a befuddled expression. i’ve had him since high school or junior high. his name is mookie.

Darci -July 15, 2009, 3:27PM

My first was a bear named Toby. I got him when I was 2 and he’s at least 3 feet tall. I’m in my early twenties and recently moved. Yes, I did keep him. Both of his eyes are severely scratched and there is stuffing come out of his back. I’ve sewed it a bunch of times, but it always seems to come undone! My parents gave me an upgraded version of Toby when I was 12. He went to Goodwill. Toby will always be with me. :D

Eleanor -July 15, 2009, 3:28PM

Ever since i was born i have had a crochet blanket that i got as a gift. I am 15 years old and i still have to bring it everywhere. It may have pulls and holes in it but it is still usable.

Lauren Jones -July 15, 2009, 3:30PM

I still sleep with my first stuffed animal..its a white rabbit named bunny puff. He is wearing a little outfit with tiny pastel colored stars all over it. Even though his fur is matted and not really white anymore, he is still my all time favorite childhood toy.

Anonymous -July 15, 2009, 3:31PM

awww this is so adorable! My first stuffed an animal was a dog I actually stole from my day care center! My mom’s friend picked me up and had no idea it wasn’t mine! His name is “woowoos” because when I was little I couldn’t pronounce the “woofwoof” sound a dog makes and instead I would say “woowoo” so that’s where his name came from. I used to bring him everywhere I went and I even still have a special place on my bed just for him :)

Keri-Lynn -July 15, 2009, 3:32PM

My favorite stuffed animal was a Polar Bear. She was strong, beautiful, gentle and funny.
I found out when I was older that the Polar Bear was one of my animal guides.
Not sure what happened to her, I just remember her being my friend when I was a child.

deedee -July 15, 2009, 3:32PM

my favorite bear is J a c k. he always wears a scarf and a headband and too many bracelets. he is about twelve years old and doesn’t do anything, but c u d d l e and watch movies. sometimes if i need a h u g i just wrap his arms around my neck and it feels r e a l.

Felisca -July 15, 2009, 3:34PM

I did not bond with any of my stuffed toys when I was a baby. When I was 3, my Dad bought me a talking baby doll dressed in a rainbow knitted romper and hat. Her name is Mila. She is still with me now that I have a baby boy whom we named Liam. Mila accompanies liaM and I at all time….

Susan -July 15, 2009, 3:36PM

I had a baby lamb named Percy. I loved to snuggle with his long ears and he was well worn with love. He disappeared and I was devastated. All of my family remember Percy and we still talk about him.

Emily Maybee -July 15, 2009, 3:36PM

My fave stuffed animal was a little dog with a music box inside. I named it lizzy because my little cousin lizzy gave it to me when her and her family were moving to new zealand. I slept with that doggie for a long long time and when I’d get sad, I’d play the music to fall asleep. I still have it and fortunatly it still plays the music even after 19 years!

Lindsay -July 15, 2009, 3:39PM

This bear would look so nice in the house (or maybe just MY room!) that my three roomates and I are moving into in 2 weeks! All four of us are huge Freepeople fans! But my first blanket is still with me! It’s just one of those simple, flannel blankets you can probably still buy at Target, but this one is special to me. Its about 20 years old and has been left in a few hotel rooms by accident, but was always safely mailed back to me!

Georgi -July 15, 2009, 3:40PM

I had this oversized pink teddy (3, maybe 4 feet tall I’m sure!) when I was younger that I LOVED. Obviously HE couldn’t go out with me many places due to his enormity in size, but he was nonetheless loved way more than all other toys I could bring along with me. But one day my mom decided to donate a lot of me and my sister’s toys… and my beloved supersize teddy went along with! I was told that I should be happy because he was some place making someone that had no toys happy. But I can’t imagine they kept him when he reached wherever he was going- he was so incredibly tattered and his pink fuzz had become somewhat nappy. I can still remember his big, reddish-brown beady eyes. But you know, come to think of it… my mom probably just wanted to get rid of him! And I know it would seem ridiculous being that I’m 22 now, but I swear I’d still have that giant fuzzy pink bear propped up in the corner of my room now! :)

Brynn Lally -July 15, 2009, 3:40PM

My first stuffed animal was a cat named boots. He is awesome and i still have him up in my room

Kelly -July 15, 2009, 3:43PM

When I was a little girl, my absolute favorite and most beloved thing was my pink, blue & yellow blanket. It was attached to my hands 24/7 and I treasured it above all my stuffed friends. It was my superhero cape and my shield against the evils of vegetables.

Nina -July 15, 2009, 3:50PM

My fav stuffed animal is Theodore from Alvin and the Chipmunks. I got him for my first Christmas, 26 years ago, and will never get rid of him. He is missing most of his hair, half an eye and has had both his shoes replaced making him unique. He has def been well loved!!!!

Olivia -July 15, 2009, 3:51PM

My first stuffed animal was jingles. He is a little grey, white, and black puppy. This stuffed animal went everywhere with me. I even put him on a leash and dragged him around! My dog chewed him up and tore off his nose, but I cleaned jingles up and sewed up all the holes. I still have him and he stays under my pillows when I sleep.

Kristi -July 15, 2009, 3:52PM

My favorite stuffed animal is a soft white teddy bear I got from my boyfriend about nine years ago as a Valentine gift. I still have the teddy bear, although his fur is not as vibrant white as the first day I got him and I still have the boyfriend too!

Rhys -July 15, 2009, 3:52PM

When I was little I had Broun, the stuffed dog that spoke in an accent and secretly was treated to bubblebaths when mom wasn’t looking.

Lindsay -July 15, 2009, 3:53PM

My very first stuffed animal was a hippopotamus named Hip. I would take Hip everywhere! I remember one time my sister stole him and I wouldn’t speak to her for days! Man, did I love that stuffed hippo. I still have him too, a little worn and missing an eye, but it’s all about the wonderful memories we shared together!

Sarah -July 15, 2009, 3:55PM

When I was born, my parents gave me Bingo- a tiny white bear with a silky hat. I loved him so much til I was about 5 when my younger brother stole him from me and renamed him Hee-hee, because of his silky hat that has now been reconstructed many times over! at least I was a good sharer.

Emily -July 15, 2009, 3:55PM

my favorite stuffed animal was a ballerina teddy bear my parents gave me for my first ballet class, i had named clara after a nutcracker dancer. i loved it because it had a little ballet costume that matched mine. unfortunately during a trip to chicago she got lost :(

Laura -July 15, 2009, 3:56PM

My most favoritest stuffed animal was a rainbow brite “sprite” he was orange and fuzzy. He had rainbow legs and stars for ears. Not sure why I loved him so..but I carried him with me everywhere. One afternoon on the way to my grandma’s house. my brother was teasing me and dangled him out the window by his leg. I think the wind blew it too hard and he went tumbling down the highway. I cried and cried!

Cadi -July 15, 2009, 3:58PM

I had two stuffed animals that I absolutely adored when I was a child. One was a stuffed bear that was tie-dyed yellow, green, and pink..he looked like rainbow sherbet so I named him Sherby! The other one that I slept with was a Pee Wee Herman doll. It had a cord you could pull and he would say things and laugh. It’s quite creepy now that I think about it…hahaha

Nani d'Ettorre -July 15, 2009, 4:00PM

I had Mr. Rag. (Senor Trapo in Spanish) My mom says that I was not really attached to anything until my brother came around (I was 3 years old) and we were buying stuff for him. I picked the ugliest stuffed pig in the store and would not let it go for years LOL!

Taylor -July 15, 2009, 4:01PM

Hes so cute!! My first stuffed animal was a big furry raccoon named Raffie, whom I still have today! Although he has seen better days and many washes through the washing machine, he has been through just about everything with me! (i.e. going to Disney, sleeping by my hospital bed when I got my tonsils out!) I love him and he will see college in the fall!

Katie -July 15, 2009, 4:01PM

I have a stuffed bear named Sophie that I got when I was born (22 years ago!!). I used to use her as a pillow when I was little. I would sleep on her stomach, which is now all flat because of all the years I slept on it. I also rubbed her nose when I was little because it was made out of suede and it’s just fabric now because all the suede is worn off. It took her everywhere with me, on airplanes, on road trips, to my grandparents house, because I couldn’t bear to sleep without her! I still have Sophie sitting in my room even though I don’t use her as a pillow anymore!

melanie -July 15, 2009, 4:01PM

My favorite stuffed animal was a brown dog that my dad had won at a carnival when I was a baby.

Jordan Krieble -July 15, 2009, 4:02PM

my first stuffed animal was a bear. he was tiny, and i named him Bob.

Kieshaun -July 15, 2009, 4:02PM

My first teddy was actually a Panther, Pink Panther that is! I still have him 30 years later :) After a few surgeries with a needle & thread he’s still going strong :)

Jessica -July 15, 2009, 4:02PM

Growing up I was always attached to stuffed animals and my blankie that my older sister of 16 years made for me when I was just a wee one! I always tried to hide my blankie from my mom because she would wash it and it wasn’t my blankie anymore because it didn’t have that familiar “smell” to it! I still to this day have my blankie, even though it’s torn and tattered from the over 24 years of having it! It’s just something that can’t be thrown away, esp. since my sissy made it for me =)

Eila -July 15, 2009, 4:03PM

I’ve always loved stuffed animals! Sadly, most of my old ones (from childhood) and my favorites, have been left at our house in Manila when i moved here. I hope they’ve been safely kept in boxes and that I’ll see them again soon! But here I started collecting cute and cuddly creatures again :-) My favorite so far is a monkey named Otto. He’s originally from New York, loves to hang out with his BFFs Frederick the leopard and August the lion, and is basically an all-around fun guy to be with :-)

becky -July 15, 2009, 4:05PM

my favorite stuffed animal is my neon green stuffed frog named Filop. My dad who passed away when I was 15 gave it to me when I was little. I sleep with it every night.

Licia -July 15, 2009, 4:05PM

My first stuffed animal was Hippie the Hippo. He was pink with a white tummy and a blue bow tie. He was plush and pastel and a great companion. He had a rattle inside of his belly. Unfortunately when I was seven; vacationing with my family in Disney World, he was taken out of our hotel room- never to be seen again. If I were the lucky recipient of this teddy I would name her Lola and cuddle with her in my FP nighties, and love her for ever more! :)

Alice -July 15, 2009, 4:06PM

My fav stuffed toy and still is my panda. I’ve had her since I as little,I think it might have been won at a fair. She has a pretty flowerly dress on and now I’ve given her loads of accessories. One is a big flower like Carrie had on sex and the city movie.
She is really soft and cuddly but has sadly lost one eye :( but will always be there for me :)

Jordan -July 15, 2009, 4:09PM

I have a stuffed Monkey names Bongo that my Granna and Papa gave me one year for Easter. I would sleep with it everynight, and when my Papa died it gave me comfort. I still have Bongo, he’s all ratty and messy, but he’s sitting on my bookshelf with the stuffed monkeys that my boyfriend gives me every anniversary, but Bongo will always stand out as the most special monkey.

Katherin -July 15, 2009, 4:10PM

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoe.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say “Good night.”
-Author Unknown

Ashleigh -July 15, 2009, 4:11PM

My favorite animal was a stuffed zebra that I won at the San Diego Zoo. I was called on stage as a volunteer at the magic show, and at the bottom of a hat, attached to a long strand of scarves was a zebra that I got to take home.

sonya -July 15, 2009, 4:14PM

My first stuffed animal was a bear named Goldie. I went everywhere with him and still have him. :)

Verena Kaiser -July 15, 2009, 4:15PM

His name is Snoopy, a little yellow stuffed animal with long brown droopy earlobes and black round eyes, accompanied me everywhere I went. He’s unique because he has a message written on his belly “I love you this much” and his arms spread open wide always reminding me how much my mom loves me (still, even at 27 :) He is bilingual like me, and his message was the first English phrase I learned as a toddler. Snoopy is not the most beautiful little stuffed dog, but he was/is mine, and I cherish every memory I have with him by my side. Snoopy has a special place in my room (still, even at 27 :), and brings a smile to my face when I’m reminded of how much comfort he gave me as a child.

kyle mackenzie -July 15, 2009, 4:18PM

My favorite stuffed animal is Zeuz the Moose. I believe him to be the master of all the moose. Zeuz the Moose went everywhere with me and we were known as a pair. I bought him in Denver which was my favorite place when I was little, so I think that gave us a special connection. Zeuz is still my cuddle buddy when things aren’t going to great.
p.s. the bear is so adorable.

Anna -July 15, 2009, 4:19PM

oh my I am pretty sure I just feel in love with him! My 1st (& only) blankie is a orange & green plaid pillowcase my Mammie gave me when I was 2, in the hospital with spinal meningitis. She got it at the SOMA (kind of like a goodwill) for a dime! It has a redheaded girl on it so she thought I would like it. I have slept with my “feelie” for the past 26 years. It has went everywhere with me! It has a million rips & worn spots to show for it. I even used to put in in the fridge before I went to bed so it would be cold while I feel asleep. I have a feeling this bear & my ugly plaid pillowcase could be friends.
& I am pretty sure his name should be Twinks.
Thanks, great giveaway!

Kendall Ciesemier -July 15, 2009, 4:28PM

I have a blanket that I got when I was born. I called it “blankey” . Blankey went everywhere with me when I was little, the grocery store, the car, or anywhere else i could manage to sneak it. It got me through some of the hardest times of my life (numerous surgeries at hospital stays) as I was born with a chronic liver disease. Today, blankey is nearly shreds and has a giant whole in the middle. I am determined to preserve it and keep it with me as long as possible!

lexie -July 15, 2009, 4:29PM

my favorite stuffed animal is a cabbage patch kid named pinkie donna who i’ve had since i was 3. i got her for my birthday and for the next 12 or so years i slept with her every night holding her hand so much that the right hand which i always held was small and dirty from being squeezed through the night repeatedly. now that i’m 21 i don’t hold her hand all night but she still sleeps right next to me on my night table my favorite stuffed animal is a cabbage patch kid named pinkie donna who i’ve had since i was 3. i got her for my birthday and for the next 12 or so years i slept with her every night holding her hand so much that the right hand which i always held was small and dirty from being squeezed through the night repeatedly. now that i’m 21 i don’t hold her hand all night but she still sleeps right next to me on my night table <3

Anonymous -July 15, 2009, 4:32PM

im in my 20’s and still have a bear, it suffers from too much loving and doesn’t have arms anymore. he’s been repaired many times, to hide the stitches my mom made him a sweater.

Elizabeth -July 15, 2009, 4:34PM

My favorite stuffed animal that I ever had was Noel. I know that that doesn’t mean much but I can explain. You see right after my grandparents on my father’s side passed away I took the stuffed animal, which was a dog named Augie, back from their house. We needed to wash it so we put it in the washer and it got torn to shreds. For Christmas the next month I got a new stuffed puppy named Noel and I have had her ever since. She is my comfort and she is who I always gave to people when I was little and knew that they were in pain and she sat next to my grandmother on my mom’s side as she struggled with cancer before ultimately dying. Some advice, always wash stuffed animals in pillow cases and allow stuffed animals to share love with the people around you.

maddi -July 15, 2009, 4:35PM

To the days of my security blanket !!
He, named “Snuggies Jr. The Third” started as a white knitted square and has worn into a knotted grey colored love-ball. I think in almost every photo I have found in my parents possession, he makes an appearance. Also, my fondest memory was one knot in particular that (some how) molded into a doughnut shape, which fit perfectly around my thumb and rarely left my side until he was not allowed to come to kindergarten.

Samantha -July 15, 2009, 4:35PM

“Protector Bear” was my first and very favorite stuffed animal of all time. He’s a huge black bear that my grandfather gave me for a gift. I slept with it every since.
Even today he sits upon my bed in an old tshirt I wore as a toddler.
Oh the love of my life, my protector bear.

michelle -July 15, 2009, 4:40PM

thumb in mouth with binky hanging in hand was my usual toddler self-portrait painted for the world to see. i loved my binky’s soft silky edging to tickle the end of my nose and comfort me as i snuggled with whomever was close. all was perfectly swell in my world as long as i had these two best friends hanging out. thanks for the trip down memory lane & reminder of how life really is about the simple things!

Lisa -July 15, 2009, 4:40PM

Before I was born, my sister had always wanted a little sister named Jennifer. My aunt gave her a ballerina teddy bear and named her Jennifer. When I was born, my sister was disappointed that our parents named me Lisa, but passed down the ballerina bear to me. When I was old enough to talk, her name changed to jennybear and I still have her, even though she is missing an arm and almost all of her stuffing is gone.

Jolee -July 15, 2009, 4:41PM

I had a small blanket with a bunny head attached to it that would never ever leave my side! I still have him today and he’s actually in impressive shape!

Monse -July 15, 2009, 4:41PM

Growing up I never really went for the stuffed animals, it was all about barbies for me. Until my first love gave me this stuffed puppy with long floppy ears. After we split I did something horrible! I kind of tore the stuffed puppy and took off one of its eyes. It was horrible of me! The best part is that we got back together for a while, so I got the stuffed animal and tried to sow him back together. Now he looks like he’s seen better days, but after breaking up with my bf for the second time I just decided to keep the stuffed puppy and I love it! Reminds me of him in a good way :)
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Megan -July 15, 2009, 4:42PM

My favorite animal was my Muffy I made at the Muffy factory! It was my best friend until my dog chewed it up…
This animal is wayyy too cute!! I love Free People!!

Jenn -July 15, 2009, 4:42PM

When I was 6 I had a Holly Hobie doll. My Grandma took me down to a beach house for vacation and of course she went with me. My 2 older cousins (boys) took her away from me one night and played keep away from me with poor Holly Hobie. While trying to get her back one of the boys ripped her arm off. They stapled her together to fix her. I cried and cried till we got back home and my mom sewed it back on. I still have Holly and I can see the rust spots where she was stapled.

Quinne -July 15, 2009, 4:46PM

So cute! Well, it wasn’t my first animal by far, but definitely my favorite. When we first started dating, my boyfriend gave me a pink stuffed cat. He calls me Kitty and my hair was pink for almost 4 years. It was a long-distance relationship, and I slept with the cat every night for a few years (I was 15!). I only stopped sleeping with it because she got so dirty and worn! Five years later, here I am sitting at a laundromat while we do our laundry together. I am staying with him for the summer, and my pink cat is sitting on a chair at his apartment.

Alicia Wilby -July 15, 2009, 4:47PM

My first and favorite stuffed animal was a yellow and turquiose giraffe. He has a few holes in him now , but I still have him. When I was little I thought he was a camel, so I appropriately called him Camy, only to find out he was a giraffe.

ali erickson -July 15, 2009, 4:57PM

my aunt gave me a big momma snuggle bear( from the fabric softner commercial) and my older brother gave me the baby snuggle bear in the hospital when i was born. i love then sooo much! they have been with me for 22 years. hopefully they will get passed down over and over through generations to come!!

Lacee -July 15, 2009, 4:58PM

Awww! Wow. I have so many…
I suppose I have to mention Tigie (like Tiger). Tigie, an orangish blanket with black stripes, was my first and only baby blanket I’ve ever had! When I was little, we moved around states a lot. I don’t think you’ll ever “meet” a blanket that traveled as much as Tigie did! You can honestly ask any of my friends, there are only a few occasions when you don’t see me sleeping all wrapped up in Tigie’s s0ft warmth :)

Yvonne Smith -July 15, 2009, 5:02PM

My favorite stuffed animal is my little pug, named Piki. I went to a store with a million stuffed animals when I was 4 years old and I immediately fell in love with her. I even cried and begged to get her, which resulted in my sister buying her for me. Ever since then, Piki has gone everywhere with me. Sea World, Disneyland, numerous restaurants, and Japan. I even took her on my recent abroad study in Italy! She’s my support stuffed animal. She is currently sitting on a special stand on the wall in my bedroom. I think the bear and Piki will make great friends!

Lauren McNee -July 15, 2009, 5:03PM

My first teddy bear was a little white teddy bear with a red ribbon around her neck. Her name is Beary. I still have her, and now she looks very loved!

Brandi Brumbaugh -July 15, 2009, 5:07PM

my first stuffed animal was a brown bunny… i still have it although it is obvious that he’s been through a lot… and yes he may be one-eyed and bent whiskered but i’ll never give him up:)

Deirdre -July 15, 2009, 5:08PM

That is the cutest teddy bear ever!!!! I would be so lucky to own it!!!! Its soooo adorable!!! Thanks free people!:)

Marian Smith -July 15, 2009, 5:08PM

My favorite stuffed animal was a black and white dog that I named Conkleshell. I named him that because my mother taught me all the names of the shells when we vacationed at the beach in NC.

Lindsay -July 15, 2009, 5:10PM

Your bear is so cute and huggable! My first teddy bear was a “harry and david bear” from the pear and gift catalog. He went on many adventures with me as a kid. Riding in a red wagon, swinging with me in one of those baby swings and sleeping every night on my bed. Now, he sits in my closet, lonely. His poor nose is hanging on by a thread and his seams have holes. I have been inspired by your bear design. Who says a girl is too old for her bear? I am going to give my bear a new lease on life. A little first aid with colored threads to hold in his stuffing. I think I will make him a quilted jacket to wear too. Thank you for inspiring me and reconnecting me with my bear!

Lily -July 15, 2009, 5:22PM

My favorite stuffed animal was a bunny beanie baby. It was originally my sister’s, but i took it from her, because it was sooooo soft and i had to have it. I don’t have it anymore, i gave it to my sister’s daughter.

Krystal Kay -July 15, 2009, 5:23PM

Aww I need this cuddly bear!! He makes my heart go pitter patter :) I would give him a good home and love him up all the days of my life! hehe

nicole cupcakes -July 15, 2009, 5:25PM

my favorite stuffed animal was my teenie baby,sunshine she was this beautiful rainbow bear i loved her everytime i would walk in my boring room i would see her on my bed and everything just seemed better, i had it for atleast 7 years, she died when my little sister’s puppy was at the stage of teething and she had went in my room and bassically massacred sunshine
i would love to own the free people stuffed animal it is as unique and wonderful as my own.
xoxo nicole

Amanda -July 15, 2009, 5:27PM

y first stuffed animal that I love and still have was a cute little mint green horse that winds up and you hear the music to twinkle twinkle little star

ellen -July 15, 2009, 5:31PM

my first stuff animal was a white fluffy cat unfortunately when i was two i had to have surgery and ended up throwing up on the poor thing afterwards. it was never the same after it went through the dryer :(

Gabi -July 15, 2009, 5:31PM

when I was in kindergarten, a boy gave me a pink teddy bear with a patchwork stomach for valentine’s & said the name of the bear was Gabi. so cute. I still have the faded-pink bear in display in my room next to other sentimental stuffed animals collected over the years.

Orange -July 15, 2009, 5:41PM

Free People Rocks …what else is there to say? ;-)

Christina -July 15, 2009, 5:42PM

My favorite stuffed animal was a bunny I had when I was 5-icarried it around every where even to school!

Leslie -July 15, 2009, 5:42PM

Trixie is adorable! My favorite little comfort toy is a tiny baby doll in a onesie. It’s very 1970’s and the body is made like a little bean bag. She even has a little tiny notch so she can suck her thumb. The doll is so faded because of all the washes through my childhood :)

Christina -July 15, 2009, 5:42PM

My favorite stuffed animal was a bunny I had when I was 5-icarried it around every where even to school!

Margaret K. -July 15, 2009, 5:44PM

When I was a baby I had to undergo surgery. I was put in arm restraints so I wouldn’t touch my face. Since I wasn’t capable of holding anything, my mother would wrap a blanket loosely around me so I would have something soft. I slept with that blanket every night until after too much love and wear and tear, it sadly fell apart.

Bridget -July 15, 2009, 5:45PM

The nose of this bear actually reminds me of my favorite chilhood stuffed animal, which was a big flat dog (probably half the size of me at the time) named Sizzle. I could’ve sworn that that dog was a human and would tell it all of my problems and cry to it when I would be sent to time out; it was my best friend (corny, I know). I actually had a few birthday parties for this stuffed animal – great childhood memories come from it! I’m really glad this post came up; thinking about all of this made my day!

ktpearpicker -July 15, 2009, 5:51PM

Throughout my entire life I have possesed a small white plush canine who I call Lauren. Lauren is now a bit on the gray side with squished stuffing and bald spots from many years of over-love. There was a time in which i would refuse to leave my home without the presence of this lovable intimate creature.

Samantha -July 15, 2009, 6:00PM

my favorite stuffed animal was a large and really soft bear i picked up at the drug store on my 11th birthday. i refer to her as my purple bear even though she’s white because she has a purple flower jumpsuit and lace bib. i still have her in my room 14 years later!

hannah -July 15, 2009, 6:01PM

My verrryyy favorite blanket was called “Boongie” (i have no idea why i named it that) but i loved to death. To literal death. I hugged it till it was scrunched and picked at the strings till now only a strip is left. This strip now is tied around my verryyy favorite teddy bear that has also been hugged to death, its name is Lizzie. “shes” from my 7th birthday when me and my friends went to buildabear and one of my verrryyy best friends named hers Hannah and i named mine after her, she ended up moving in 4th grade so its nice to have a memory of her :)

Kelso -July 15, 2009, 6:05PM

My comfort blanket I sleep with every night is pink and white and the softest, warmest, and most tattered blanket ever. I’ve had it since birth-20 years now.

Lucy -July 15, 2009, 6:06PM

My very first Teddy is one that I slept with for 12 years… each and every night… he is now buried in a shoebox in my closet and has no hair, maybe a little bit of his nose left, and two beautiful gleaming eyes… though they look a bit sad.. I loved him and could not sleep without him. His name was ‘teddy’ .. and once in a while i still peek at him and smile knowing he was my comfort and best friend.
i have been collecting teddys since and i love them and find each and every one of them to be ‘precious’ in their own special way! I took one look at Trixie and fell in love!! I would love to give her a loving and ‘free people’ home… My very first Teddy is one that I slept with for 12 years… each and every night… he is now buried in a shoebox in my closet and has no hair, maybe a little bit of his nose left, and two beautiful gleaming eyes… though they look a bit sad.. I loved him and could not sleep without him. His name was ‘teddy’ .. and once in a while i still peek at him and smile knowing he was my comfort and best friend.
i have been collecting teddys since and i love them and find each and every one of them to be ‘precious’ in their own special way! I took one look at Trixie and fell in love!! I would love to give her a loving and ‘free people’ home… <3
thank you soooo much!!! :))
xoxo.... lucy

Ashley Jean -July 15, 2009, 6:08PM

Awe so cute. I love the stiching.
My favorite stuffed animal when I was younger was a dog named Scotty becasue he was a Scottish Terrier. (boy was I orignal lol) I’ve lost him since then, who knows where he may be, but I loved that dog with all of my heart. :)

nadia ghods -July 15, 2009, 6:08PM

My favorite stuffed animal is miss piggy, who is actually a lamb but because of my love for the muppets and the fact that I believed she was a pig till age 8 she was deemed with that lovely name. I saw miss piggy at some department store when I was 3 and it was love at first sight, I wouldn’t leave till my mom bought her. I carried miss piggy everywhere and when I say everywhere I mean it. She was my sidekick! One day I couldn’t find her and I wouldn’t go to sleep, so because of my persistent crying my mother believing that I had left miss piggy at the bank, went to the bank and knocked on the door hoping that someone would be there. Long story short my parents found that miss piggy was somewhere hidden in the car. After many years of loving miss piggy became all torn up and lost all of her stuffing, my mom tried having her repaired but the lady just made her look like an obese lamb and looking nothing like she did before!

jessicap -July 15, 2009, 6:19PM

When i was four i traded my older brother broken headphones for the stuffed bloodhound doll my grandmother had given him. I named him bruno and twenty years and seven houses later he is still with me. Granted he’s lost an ear, his arm is literally hanging from a string, his nose has rubbed off and his russet color has morphed into a yellowish-white. He’s been attacked by little boy cousins, rabid dogs and even held hostage for a case of ramen by college next store neighbors. But i love Bruno, and no matter what mess i get him into he is always happy to see me.

AnnieO -July 15, 2009, 6:40PM

I have a carebear (Wish Bear) and he has been with me for twenty years now! I first received him as a gift from my next door neighbor when I moved in from Vietnam. I grew attached to him and I am older now but I still carry him around the house with me, sleep with him by my side, and sometimes I do talk to him as well. By now, he has shrunken in size due to the loss of cotton, the wearing of his furry plush skin, and his eyes have no color, it is just a blank white! Friends think he looks sooooo scary, but I totally adore him. He is quite dirty and his heart nose is totally bitten by my dog, and the stitching on his stomach is all loose. I just don’t know what I would do without him.

abby -July 15, 2009, 6:41PM

My first and favorite stuffed animal was Stinky the Bear. My dad and sister brought him back from a trip for me when I was little, and I’ve loved him ever since. He’s old and tattered now, and my mom accidentally put him in the wash with my sheets before I came home to visit from college. He got a big old hole right in his heart (except on the right side!), and I patched it up with a Free People tag as you can see from the picture at that link. Now his heart is healed and he’s wearing my favorite brand, too! :-)

Alex -July 15, 2009, 7:01PM

My favorite stuffed animal is a moose. His name is Moose and he has beans in his butt and the bottom of his feet. He is incredibly floppy, and when my room is very bright in the morning I put him over my face and he’s the perfect eye mask. I’m 21 and I still sleep with him every night, and feel no shame for it!

Vanessa -July 15, 2009, 7:03PM

miss my bear,
but he’s still there
i’m the one who left.

dez -July 15, 2009, 7:03PM

My most favorite stuffed animal was my purple snoopy I got a fair when I was 3 yrs old. I literally carried him EVERYWHERE and couldn’t sleep with out him. When I was 10 his head fell off and so I took a scarf and tried to “heal” him that way. During the packing process for our move to WA in 96′ my dad threw him away while I was at school and I balled my eyes out, I couldn’t believe it :(
I miss him…

Jill -July 15, 2009, 7:07PM

My house burned down and so i got rid of most of my childhood stuffed animals. For christmas when I was 18 my dad got me a stuffed bear that I have kept with me thru college and moving across the country. I named him man bear. He is still on my bed. My new puppy loves to hump him pretty much every day. I will always love both man bear and my puppy.

mamatank -July 15, 2009, 7:16PM

i have an ancient pillow that belonged to my mother. i named it Cuddle Pillow because it was made for cuddling and comforting me. for the longest time i thought it’s pillowcase was a strange shade of gray… but yesterday i poured some oxi clean into the washer with it and later discovered that its actually YELLOW! i love it even more now :)

AutumH -July 15, 2009, 7:27PM

I’m 28 with 3 kids but I still have my stuffed animal from when I was a baby. It’s a ratty little orange beanbag tiger that holds a lot of sentiment and love for me. It’s been passed down through my kids when they were babies and it is now put up in a special place. Never had a name for him but man did I love him, can’t believe he’s made it this long.

katy s -July 15, 2009, 7:31PM

My Humpty Dumpty has been with me for as long as I can remember. He is extremely old (it’s his 30th birthday!) and I still can’t fall asleep without him (and I’m 22 years old!) Humpty reminds me of my childhood and my family, and that’s why I love him so much.

Ashley -July 15, 2009, 7:35PM

That is so cute! My first fav animal was a bear puppet, and I named him Honey Joe. He was basically just a bear puppet head stuck on a blanket, and I had this favorite part of him I would suck on when I was a baby. I still have him, but he’s all torn up and super grimy lol! But I’d never throw him away :)

Leslie -July 15, 2009, 7:40PM

My first stuffed animal was an (apparently) male bunny rabbit named Bunny Wunny. He had/has long limbs stuffed with old cotton, and I’ve had to patch him up several times.
he was always the boyfriend to my American Girl Dolls.

Anonymous -July 15, 2009, 7:55PM

A white cat that my husband used to propose to me almost one year ago. Knowing of my kitty obsession, he placed a tape recorder inside the tummy so that when I held it, I heard his voice singing a song we like but switching some of the words to “meowy me now, meowy me meowwww”. Little did I know that meowy translated to marry… he later translated it for me because I didn’t realize it was a proposal. :o) I love that kitty and I love him.

Molly B. -July 15, 2009, 7:56PM

A white cat that my husband used to propose to me almost one year ago. Knowing of my kitty obsession, he placed a tape recorder inside the tummy so that when I held it, I heard his voice singing a song we like but switching some of the words to “meowy me now, meowy me meowwww”. Little did I know that meowy translated to marry… he later translated it for me because I didn’t realize it was a proposal. :o) I love that kitty and I love him.

Lexi -July 15, 2009, 8:01PM

My favorite blanket didn’t have a specific name, but was usually called “blankie”. Blankie slowly turned from a beautiful pink color to a white, see-through, fluff-less blankie. My grandma was always sewing up holes, probably at least once or twice a month. Blankie never left my side and was always under my head for bedtime. Unfortunately, two years ago, in San Francisco, I lost Blankie in the sheets at our hotel and even after many calls to the hotel we were never able to find my Blankie. I cried that night and for my birthday, my mom bought me another Blankie to try to make up for it. I still sleep with a Blankie every night, but none are ever the sane.

Emily -July 15, 2009, 8:01PM

When I was younger my grandmother gave me a little bunny rabbit stuffed animal, and my twin a chicken- now named Bunny and Chicken! I loved Bunny so much that I carried him everywhere- once I even left him at an airport and made my parents retrace their steps to find him (he was lying on the floor!) Also, my parents thought I was getting too attached to Bunny, so they tried to replace him with a look-alike; I could tell the difference between the two. So the new bunny is Bunny’s cousin, Rabit, and they both live happily ever after on my bed. Bunny’s hanging on by a thread, but he always cheers me up on cloudy days : )

Mishaela Korenak -July 15, 2009, 8:03PM

i have a blanky that is a king sized that i stoled from my parents when i was 2! i was so attached to it i even brought it with me in its own suitcase to europe :) i love my blanky hehe

JolieLaid -July 15, 2009, 8:10PM

My favorite stuffed animal is a Magic Nursery bear I got when I was 6 for the secret I kept so well-i kept the secret about my grandma’s 60th birthday surprise party and they got her a stripper for it! It always reminds me of her.

mar -July 15, 2009, 8:13PM

I had a polar bear that my dad sent me while he was living in South America. We were apart for most of 11 years because of his job and I dearly cherished that bear.

Enid Kypragoras -July 15, 2009, 8:22PM

I had a plush Hello Kitty that I slept with when I was a little girl. I am 29 and still a big Hello Kitty fan!

Mallory -July 15, 2009, 8:23PM

my first & favorite stuffed animal of all time was “panda”. he sat in my crib with me as soon as i moved from the crib-thing at the hospital, into one of my own. i loved him. i loved him so much all the fuzziness wore off his nose; i adored him so much his arm fell off… i guess i was kind of violent in my love? hahahaha. i still have him. he’d LOVE to befriend the free people bear.

Becky -July 15, 2009, 8:30PM

When I was little, I was crazy about a brown bear from my Mom that I still have to this day. I remember I became very sad when its pink nose began to wear away to a dull gray becsause I loved it so much. I still treasure matching cow dolls that my Aunt sewed multiple holiday dresses for, for my sister and I. My Mom kept these safe and in perfect condition. They sit in on display in their crafty dresses in our room today :)

Lucy -July 15, 2009, 8:34PM

I have a brown corduroy teddy DOG that I still fall asleep hugging, when I need comfort :)

B -July 15, 2009, 8:57PM

My first blanket was named Stinky. I had “him” since I was a baby, yet as far back as I can remember, he was never actually a blanket. I suppose he was at first, but now he’s nothing more than a long strip of fabric :o)
Long live Stinky! hehe

Chelsea -July 15, 2009, 9:07PM

My Nani (pronounced nonny). It’s the woven blanket that I was wrapped in when I was taken home from the hospital. It was about 6×6 ft when I first got it. I slept with it every night until I was 7, and kept it under my bed since then, and I brought it to college with me. It’s now a shredded piece of cloth, no bigger than a piece of paper, but I still have it, and always will My Nani (pronounced nonny). It’s the woven blanket that I was wrapped in when I was taken home from the hospital. It was about 6×6 ft when I first got it. I slept with it every night until I was 7, and kept it under my bed since then, and I brought it to college with me. It’s now a shredded piece of cloth, no bigger than a piece of paper, but I still have it, and always will <3

Nicole Fletcher -July 15, 2009, 9:09PM

My favorite stuffed animal when I was little was my dog Rockie. He was little and thin so I could hold him in my wist. I used to make boxes for his food and set up an area at the foot of my bed for his food (ripped up pieces of paper) and used little play bowls to hold it!!! I still have him and love him sooo much!

Marcelle -July 15, 2009, 9:26PM

It was two weeks before my birthday – just like today- and I was walking in a store when I saw the cutest little bear ever (i was 6 then). The bear was as big as a pop can, snow white with black eyes and a red ribbon around its neck. I showed my mom, hoping that she would buy it for me. Two weeks later on my birthday I opened my presents and in one of the boxes was the little bear. I named it Apache. Two years ago before I took a gap year abroad, I passed it down to my little niece who now loves it!

Angela Marie -July 15, 2009, 9:32PM

As a little girl, my father got me a brown bear wearing a brown bow tie with a gold pin from his work’s gift shop. I read stories to him, drink tea with him, and share my pillow with him. The thing was his name would always change. I would name him after the boy I liked at that time. So at age five his name was Isaac. At age seven he was Kenny. And at age nine he was Tommy. But at age thirteen, he permanently was named JP. Of course JP and I broke up two weeks later, haha, but I never bothered to name my bear again. I grew up and my father made me sell all my stuff animals during a garage sale. A few years later, JP and I fall in love and were together for two years. For our first year anniversary, JP gave me a brown bear just like the one my father gave me when I was young.

Josi Brooks -July 15, 2009, 9:33PM

I’ve got Tiger. He’s 14 years old and still the best little guy in the world. Here’s a picture of him and a little blogpost from a while back. He was my inspiration!

caitlin -July 15, 2009, 9:34PM

A doll named “jamie tucker” that my mom stitched me for christmas when I was about 5 years old. While she was busy finishing it up around christmas eve, she accidentally left some popcorn burning on the stove and it ended up burning down half of our kitchen : / everyone was safe though and it made me appreciate the doll that much more!

alexa -July 15, 2009, 9:45PM

i had a bear named “envelope” when i was little! i still have him. he was brown and my best friend. i think i thought envelope was a hard/cool word to say, so i named my bear that! i was a funny kid.

Kaylin -July 15, 2009, 9:45PM

My absolute favorite and very dear to my heart stuffed animal was given to me by my mother when I was a very little girl. I still sleep with it, even at the age of 20..because it really means something to me. My mother had recently just passed away and although I will always have great memories with her, I will never forget the day she gave me it. I’m certain I will have “Eddie” that cute little stuffed bear with the nose falling off throughout my whole life, eventually passing it on to my own daughter someday.

Shae -July 15, 2009, 9:54PM

I had many stuffed animals as a kid, but my favorite was a light brown dog that I got when I was about three. I named him Doggy and he went everywhere with me. I even made a t-shirt for him in my elementary school art class. I still have him and plan on never getting rid of him.

alyssa -July 15, 2009, 10:04PM

my favorite stuffed animal in the ENTIRE world was a bunny/bear guy that was made from my baby blankets for me from my mom. it was so special because she made it. and made it because it was the blanket that i was carried home in. and i loved it unconditionally just like everyone else loved there favorite animal. that bunny/bear was my LIFE until i turned 8 and my mom had thrown it away because it got too dirty to love anymore. so dirty that washes and patches and all the tlc in the world couldn’t fix it. i was devastated. since then i’ve baught all the bears/bunnies that somewhat resemble it. but nothing is quite the same. i’d love a new teddy.

Luana -July 15, 2009, 10:10PM

His name is felix hes black and white and he’s from France. My Felix came with me everywhere. I used to have bad eye sight and was constantly at the doctors because they were trying to correct my crossed eyes. I remember before my surgery I was really afraid for some reason I thought I was going to die so to make me feel better the doctors performed a mock surgery on my cat. They basically just wrapped his eye with plastic surgeon tape, but I think it made me feel much better. When I left for college he kept me company :)!

Kristin -July 15, 2009, 10:44PM

When I was little, I cant even when I first received them, but I had two bears. They were known as Teddy Beddy Bears. I think that was the politically correct term, or maybe that’s what I just called them. But anywho, I had a male and a female, and they themselves came with blankies to hold. The male I’m pretty sure I stole from my older sis. She never cared. So I slept with them every night. The girl had to be placed in the nook of my right arm and the boy in my left. One day I brought them over to my aunts house with me. She immediately recognized their kind. One of her boys had one that was neglected, so she surprised me with him when I was leaving. So then I had three! And I’m not even going to lie, I think I slept with all three of them until probably around the fifth grade! Now they reside, washed and ready for bed in my closet, safe and sound, away from my puppy!

Me'shell -July 15, 2009, 10:47PM

My grandma Lucy made me and all her grandchildren hand made rag dolls. It was my favorite because every detail was made with love. Even though I no longer have it with me, the memory of my grandmother’s love is something I cherish to this day.

Megan -July 15, 2009, 10:57PM

I had a first blanket that i named blue gege. (well ya it was blue) And now like 14 years later i got a new blanket thats purple and named it purple gege in memory of blue gege.

Kaitlyn Fields -July 15, 2009, 11:12PM

My first stuffed animal was a Minnie Mouse doll that I got when I was three. I was born on November 18, Mickey Mouse’s birthday, and upon my birth my dad proclaimed that, “there would be no Disney crap in this house”. When I was about two and able to walk around, my dad took me to a local store to shop with him. I found and attached myself to a Minnie Mouse doll that was about as big as I was. Despite my father’s earlier denouncement of anything Disney, I got to drag my Minnie Mouse home. Minnie was my best friend. She bathed with me, ran errands with me, and slept dutifully with me every night. The only time that I let Minnie out of my sight was when my baby sister was born. I was so excited for my sister, that I accidentally left her in the hospital when my family was bringing her home. Now, my Minnie Mouse resides on the top shelf in my bedroom. She may not be the same warm peach color she once was, and her pink polka dotted dress may forever be lost, but she continues to sit and watch over me- my ever best friend.

janessa -July 15, 2009, 11:14PM

My favorite animal was a stuffed bear by the name of “Mr. Fuzzy Wuzzy Pear Bear.” I won him in a coloring contest at the ripe age of 5. The wonderfully complex name developed because his tag said his name was Pear Bear, but I thought he looked like a Fuzzy Wuzzy (and Mr. went in front of all my animals’ names); however, he already knew his name was Pear Bear, so I couldn’t take it away from him. Hence the hyphenation.

Lisa -July 15, 2009, 11:25PM

My favorite stuffed friend is my Snoopy that I have had since I was 4 years old. He has had many neck surgeries and tear stains but I would not trade him for a newer version. He is a treasure and holds so many wonderful memories from my childhood. He even helped see me through the loss of my mom in high school. My Snoopy will always hold a special place in my heart!!

Kaitlyn -July 15, 2009, 11:30PM

When I was 7 I got Patrick the Pup ( a huge 6 foot stuffed animal) from F.A.O Shwartz for Christmas. I would sleep on him, watch tv on him, cuddle, draw, talk, etc. Once a year my mom would make me trek him to the laundry mat, stuff him in the machines and wash him (“to keep him looking new” ). Im turning 20 this year and just took my yearly trip to the laundry mat to wash the pup that I have since age 7 worn to death. This year the trip was a little more necessary then past years …this year Patrick moved from home to college life. He had some rough college-dorm-nights embedded in him that needed washing. He still looks as good as new!

Cesca -July 15, 2009, 11:37PM

My favorite was a Santa Clauss. His name is Lemings. I still have him though never played with him anymore. I used to make up extensive stories about him. How he lived in Jupiter so nobody knows about his existence, and how he is not human but another creature called Boohoo. He is still in one piece now but have lost his nose, his sack, his belt… everything!

heather -July 15, 2009, 11:48PM

My favorite is a duck I received from my grandmother when I was a wee baby. I quickly named her Mama Duck and still have her to this day, 22 years later. Shes even made the adventure from NY to Australia with me where I’m living for the next 3 months. Shes enjoying the new scenery and warm weather.

hilary -July 16, 2009, 12:24AM

i had the best blanket ever when i was younger and it was named, well blankey. for every move me and my family made it came along for the ride, blankey was white, raggy and quite small to which after the last move blankey some how got to be a tangled mess of string and then got lost among the mess. however since i was still a little girly i got a new blankey this time colorful patches of pink green blue and yellow and super soft, and then long story short, the same thing happened, turned into a ball of string. i now have a third blankey the same colorful blankey partially intact and it still travels to school with me. i will never grow up =]

stephanie -July 16, 2009, 12:41AM

I had a pink bunny named yumyum! Not surprisingly, the brand of the stuffed animals was “Yum Yums.” I guess I wasn’t as creative at 3 as I am now at my ripe old age of 23. I still have him and he is pretty worn down. I love him still!

ains -July 16, 2009, 2:40AM

On the first day of kindergarten, my mom gave me one of those stuffed cats with the rattle inside it’s head (which is supposed to make it sound like the cat is purring). I named him Purrie (original, right?)… and he is now worn to bits from years of sharing frosties and airplane seats.

sabrinasigal -July 16, 2009, 3:10AM

When I was in Pre-School, Grandmother tried to teach me to sew. We went to Michael’s and picked out a Ballerina Sock monkey. Unfortunately I was to lazy to sew most of it ( I did the ballerina dress, bow, and shoes though :]) and every time she would pick me up from school I ask if she was done. Finally when I was walking to her car she just handed me a plastic baggy with my monkey in it (I would tell you her name, but since it’s so late I can’t remember). I almost peed myself i was so excited.
She has a little bit of lint and the mouth is a tad loose from almost 10 years of cuddling, but if she ever falls off my dresser or i can’t find her I can’t do anything until she is back where she belongs. :]]]

Holly -July 16, 2009, 6:38AM

Muffin was a great stuffed cocker spaniel. He would sleep with me every night, and would always be the face I woke up to. I got him when my dog had passed away, and treated him as if he were real. I was sick to my stomach one night, muffin was not able to be rescued. I loved that little pup!

annkent -July 16, 2009, 8:00AM

One of my favorite stuffed animals was one that I made with a pattern from a Casual Corner contest (OK, I’m over 40; anyone else remember Casual Corner?!). Wow, I loved that little dog!

Melissa -July 16, 2009, 8:10AM

My favorite blanket is this quilt my grandma made. it’s a big one so it’s perfect to take out the lawn for picnics but nice enought for my bed. It’s so soft and i’ve had it for awhile and the patches are very fun to look at cause they are all different patterns and a lot of crazy colors.

Melissa DiCerbo -July 16, 2009, 8:41AM

My Grandfather was my favorite person in the world when I was younger. He lived on a farm and always used red and blue hankies. I decided to gather six of the hankies (3 blue and 3 red) and make a small blankie out of them! Over the years it has started to fray and a square even fell off, I love the blankie to death and it reminds me everyday of my Grandfather!

Apple -July 16, 2009, 9:23AM

When I was little, I had no siblings until I turned 5, so I’d play by myself a lot. I begged my parents for a dog, but they never said yes, so I made an imaginary one called Rocky and brought him wherever I went (on his imaginary leash, of course). Until the day I got my first stuffed dog. He fit Rocky’s description perfectly and I decided to name him after my invisible dog. He’s been with me ever since!

Mikhaela -July 16, 2009, 9:26AM

My first stuffed animal was a bear that I got when I was born. Twenty years later and I still sleep with Big Bear. . .

Jen -July 16, 2009, 10:09AM

Unfortunately i dont really remember what my favorite teddy bear was from when i was little. but i think it must have been this little stuffed rhino that made noise when you squeeze it. my dad bought it for me at the bronx zoo when i was about 4 years old

Brittney -July 16, 2009, 10:32AM

My first favorite stuffed animal was a big orange Tigger from Winnie the Poo! There are endless pictures of me when I was little hugging Tigger, wearing a Tigger shirt or Tigger pajamas. I had it for so many years that the color faded, except for one part at the tops of his nose that stayed bright orange. The last time I went to disney world a couple years ago with my family, I had to get my picture taken with the life size Tigger character for old time’s sake.

carrie -July 16, 2009, 11:10AM

When I was a little girl my parents took me to see the movie E.T. I thought the movie was soooo sad that I cried during the whole thing. Well my parents decided to buy me a stuffed E.T doll soon after and I took my E.T everywhere. He was brown and had big blue plastic eyes and one day when I was playing hide and go seek with friends I dropped him on his head and his big blue plastic eyes got scratches all over them. I was completely devastated! I thought I had blinded E.T. I felt like a terrible surrogate mother to my E.T. I remember it took me awhile to get over that episode, but I think he forgave me and we went on many adventures after that, pirate patch and all.

amanda w. -July 16, 2009, 11:24AM

The first stuffed animal that I was given was this little blue baby rabbit that had on a onesie made of different quilt squares. I don’t remember being given the rabbit, but I’m told it was my first stuffed animal. It’s actually in pretty good shape still, but I recently adopted a new puppy who loves to run into my room and take it off the shelf! :/hopefully it’ll be able to stay in good shape!

Michell -July 16, 2009, 11:29AM

My favorite stuffed animal is a white Christmas bear I was given when I was 2 or 3. I loved on him so much that he lost his scarf and hat, and had to be placed in a rubbermaid so he wouldn’t fall apart. (he’s in the top of my closet now)

Marina -July 16, 2009, 11:43AM

My first and most adored stuffed animal was a puppy i named “Sniff”. He was in my crib when i came home from the hospital, it was a gift from my dad (who i have never met), and i still have “Sniff” – I am now 27. I will hug on him today when i get home from work :o)

Nicole -July 16, 2009, 11:54AM

My frist stuffed animal was this little blue horse and his legs were sewen on in a way that his legs were very movable! I still have him today! In fact my boyfriend had the exact same horse when he was little and he still has his too! Actually I have them both now!!! =)

Rhea -July 16, 2009, 11:55AM

when i was in second grade my mom got me the cutest stuffed horse ever. i’m not a bit ashamed to admit (ok, maybe just a little bit) that i still sleep with him every night. he even came to london with me this year to study abroad.

Brittany -July 16, 2009, 12:14PM

My grandma gave me this thing called a “puff-a-lump” right after I was born. I called him Puffy and took him everywhere with me for years. He got so ratty, my grandma had to sew him up almost every week. She eventually had to get me a new one it was so torn up, so now I have two! It still sits in my room!

Jillian -July 16, 2009, 12:29PM

My sister’s and I were obsessed with Sea Creatures and Whales for an extended period of time growing up. We had parades of all of our ocean related stuffed animals on a weekly basis, especially for any new inductees. My favorite stuffed animal of the parade was a little octopus. He was olive green and had two huge eyes. I recently purchased a pretty sweet octopus ring in memory of him! I think he still lives in my mom’s basement! :)

megan -July 16, 2009, 12:55PM

He’s almost as awesome as the stuffed My Little Pony’s from the 80s. Probably more snuggly.

Amanda -July 16, 2009, 1:04PM

The first time my grandmother took me into her arms, I was welcomed in by a hand-knit blanket she had put nothing but love into creating. My way of thanking her as a child was covering it with baby drool, gerber apple sauce, and dirt from the playground. 20 years later, I now have three small blankets (thanks to my chewing pooch), a roommate that wakes up every morning to me snuggling in bed with each piece of it, and a symbol of love and attachment that my grandma shared with me so long ago that I just can’t seem to let go of.

Alyssa -July 16, 2009, 1:05PM

My favorite stuffed animal is an orangoutang. His name is Samurai Timmy Old Man of the Forest. He’s the size of a real life baby orangoutang. All my friends think he’s creepy but I love him. Haha.

Emily -July 16, 2009, 1:24PM

My favorite stuffed animal is a bear named Teddy that I got from my grandpa when I was 3. He wears a blue sweater with another teddy bear embroidered on it that looks just like him.
My parents bought me an identical bear when I was 8 to replace him since he was falling apart but it has sat on my shelf ever since! I still sleep with him every night despite the fact that his arm is hanging on by threads, one of his eyes are gone, and his sweater is falling apart. It is so hilarious when I put him next to the new one my parents bought me because they look nothing alike!!

Honey -July 16, 2009, 1:34PM

When I was little I got sick so my mom bought me a really cute teddy. He has a mechanic heart in his chest so when I put my head on him I could hear his heart beating. He was wearing a nightshirt and nightcap and I loved him so. I slept on his tummy until I was 21. Seriously. His clothes were long gone, his heart didn’t work anymore and his fur on his chest was all worn off. But I couldn’t sleep without him. I’ve let him stay with my mom since I moved away but I still miss him.

Rachel Boerst -July 16, 2009, 1:35PM

DO NOT LAUGH!!!! – My favorite was called…NO! No was a small brown and white monkey that my great grandmum made for me. He was so tiny and little, I loved him loads and still do, as evidenced by the fact that I’m packing him for my family vacation this weekend! The reason he is called No is because I kept asking him if he wanted to be called all these names and all he would say was No, so I asked him if he wanted to be called No and he said yes – so there you have it, he told me he wanted to be called No so he was!

Q -July 16, 2009, 1:37PM

One of my favorite stuffed animals (since I have had MANY) is/was a black labrador I named Hero. She has traveled around the world with me from Hawaii to Australia. I have pictures of her everywhere including being in front of the Eiffel Tower and eating a slice of New York pizza! She also had many stylish outfits thanks to my baby clothes…

pruittfpgirl -July 16, 2009, 1:56PM

This hereby ends the commenting for a chance to win the bear! I will announce the winner shortly!
Feel free to still post about your first/favorite stuffed animal though! These stories are so wonderful!!

Sarah -July 16, 2009, 9:05PM

I have this white monkey that i have had for 8 years now. me and my mom used to put him in the washing machine to get him clean because i would so often take him everywere with me and get him dirty. his many adventures in the washing machine has worn on him – he is so thin and frail and has little stuffing left in him! he is still cute though his brown eyes and butt that sticks out! my fondest memory with him was when i would make tiny forts and have tea parties with him and the other stuffed animals (all monkeys.) he means the world to me and i always felt like “he was the best friend i would ever have.” a great friend, my george the monkey is.

esmeralda -July 16, 2009, 11:13PM

my my favorite stuffed animal is a bear he’s this weird type of purple tye dye fluff that I got at the Stanford college bookstore his name is Curuthers (i got that name from this really weird story i read in 3rd grade about some bear in hibernation) i pretty much always refer to it as a he but whenever anyone asks me if its a boy i always end up telling them i haven”t decided YET even though i’ve had him for like 9 years now. So from time to time now when curuthers mysteriously makes its way upstairs to my room instead of my little sisters i still sleep with it even though its fur smells dreadful because i never let my grandma wash it or if the fur is so matted over that its beady black eyes are nonexistent its still the same old Curuthers to me only now with a little more character! :D

Jess -July 17, 2009, 2:13PM

My favorite stuffed animal’s name it’s Lillie. I came to America when i was a young child and i had to leave most of my toys behind in Cuba. But i couldn’t bear to part with Lillie: a small brown teddy bear wearing jammies. My grandma bough her for me with her own money before she died, and so having her is like still being with my granny. I still sleep with her every night!

charlotte -July 18, 2009, 12:31PM

a big yellow duck i got when i was born

Christy Mehaffie -July 21, 2009, 2:00PM

My first stuffed animal was a brown dog named Florence. It was a pretty fancy name for a pretty fancy dog…. or so I thought. I took him EVERYWHERE…. church, the mall, family trips… I’d even try to smuggle him in my backpack so I wouldn’t be without him in school. I carried him well beyond the days where his felt ears began to rip off, his stitching began to pull and seperate, his fur became matted… He was literally a mess, but I loved him anyway. Florence is still around these days, but I leave him at home. Maybe one day I’ll pass him on to someone who will love him as much as I did.

Tessa Hurr -July 22, 2009, 5:52PM

From when I was born to when I turned eleven, I had a mickey mouse baby blanket with pictures of the Disney characters on it. I love it so much and would carry it with me everywhere. I would do everything with it. When my mom told me it was smelly and that I should wash it, I would always cry and would stay up at night because I didn’t have my blankie with me.

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