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#372767 - 10/18/11 09:26 PM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: trb1345]
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia


Well, Tommy, here he is...my weird cat Smokey.

Peace,

John

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#372804 - 10/19/11 10:26 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 73
Loc: NY
Hey Fissy,

What an appropriate name smile

Tommy

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#372805 - 10/19/11 10:27 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: trb1345]
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Registered: 03/09/11
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Loc: NY
Hey Pete,

I'm glad you and Obi were able to get those up smile Thanks for sharin. Now if only I can figure it out :p

Tommy

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#389007 - 03/11/12 09:06 PM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: petercorbett]
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Registered: 09/03/08
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Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Pete:

Moose. Mooses. Meeses. I dunno. But they look great! Thank you for posting these and giving me a reason to have a big smile on my face!

Jim

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#389028 - 03/11/12 11:29 PM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: jls]
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Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 9
Loc: New York
I still have my D-Doggy. He's actually a Koala but when I started talking and named him, I only knew the basic animals. So I guess I thought dog was the closest one lol. He's a puppet and when I couldn't sleep, my Mom would make him talk to me till I fell asleep. He stayed with me when I was under the covers afraid of the dark.

His fur is totally matted. His nose was broken and replaced with a black button. Someone once saw him in my adult bedroom and playfully teased me about his shabby appearance. I didn't mind. I'm so glad he's still with me.


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#389127 - 03/13/12 02:26 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: trb1345]
Forexpreneur Offline


Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 141
Loc: Uranus (hell no not yours. lol...
What an awesome thread. I love this.

Personally I haven't slept with a stuffed animal for a while (I call them all Teddy Bears for some reason). I used to sleep with one when I was in my early 20's and then stoped.

I then had an awesome cat up until a year ago who was my cuddle buddy. These days, since I am not dating anyone, and haven't for far too long, I sleep with a pillow. Maybe I should break down and get a new Teddy. It just may help me sleep better at nights. wink

Alex


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#412378 - 10/07/12 12:39 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: trb1345]
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 175
Loc: Colorado, USA
When I was a boy, my father threw away my toys and stuffed animals. He didn't think boys should have stuffed animals. Same for G.I. Joe, because it was a doll, so I wasn't allowed to have one. frown Anyway, I have several stuffed animals now. In my freshman year in college, I bought a stuffed Shamu whale. I still have him. Ha!
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#412379 - 10/07/12 12:49 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: trb1345]
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Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 953
Loc: southern California
Tommy,
I recently learned through my own experience that this is a very useful tool recommended by many professionals, especially in assisting with sleep disorders and nightmares suffered by survivors.
I have my grandmother's old bedspread, just an old worn-out, stitched and patched ugly thing, but it helps me sleep at night. She lived next door to us when I was little. She was my father's/perp's mother, the only adult who intervened and attempted to put a stop to the abuse.
When she died 25 years ago I kept her bedspread out of sentiment, but now it's a very important symbol of safety and peace when I sleep at night. It's the only way I can convince my sub-conscious that my perp/father won't awaken me with sexual assault during the night.
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#412385 - 10/07/12 05:15 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: trb1345]
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Registered: 02/07/06
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Loc: somewhere in Africa
hey, Undefeated,

i'm with you. i had a blond teddy bear when i was small. i took him with me to our new "home" when my mom married the step-dad when i was 5 1/2. he didn't last long there. it was too babyish and sissy-fied for me to have. step-dad threw him away and bought me boxing gloves. i would have been better off with something to hug.

we bought all 3 of our kids LOTS of stuffed animals - even our son. all are now graduated from college and 2 are married but they still have some of them.

Lee
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#412386 - 10/07/12 06:40 AM Re: Stuffed Animals [Re: trb1345]
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Registered: 06/20/12
Posts: 10
Loc: FL, Pensacola
I still sleep with my pet monster, it say's so much that he came with shackels and brake away chain, lol. Recently things have been real bad for me, but it gives me comfort when i feel him laying aginst me. I'm never sure what's gonna happen next, i'm always on edge now, but when i hold monsty, i feel safe.

Tom
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