that's cool, Husky!
i also bought myself a friend - that is related to my self-image. Just before going to WoR, where they suggested you bring a stuffed animal to cuddle, i saw a walrus that looked like this - and is about 20 in long.
i adopted him - for several reasons. i have a big mustache that some describe as looking like a walrus. i was in high school when the Beatles' "I am the Walrus" came out - and i loved it. in high school art, i made a stuffed walrus for an assignment - which i've since lost. it just felt like a fortuitious meeting.
I am the Walrus!
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9