How many adults have stuffed animals on their beds?
I'm sure I'm not the only adult, heck, senior citizen for that matter, that has a stuffed animal on their bed. So how about it COTHers, come clean please.
Quite a few yrs ago, I was in our local feed store/tack shop area and I pointed out a stuffed horse to a friend that worked there that I thought had similar coloration to a horse that I had. The horse was a grulla, but not the mousy grey coloration but looking like a really dark dappled buckskin. He was almost golden at times. Much as I liked it, I wasn't about to pay $45.00 for it.
Anyway, not too much longer after that, I had an OB-GYN appointment and he found a lump. I had a lumpectomy and fortunately everything was OK. So the day after the surgery, my friend and another one came over and gave me a get well card and a package. In the package was the stuffed horse.
So, the stuffed horse has been on the bed ever since. Six yrs ago I buried the real horse, Chocolate, but I have my Chocolate that sleeps with me every night.
Mind you this isn't the ONLY stuffed animal I have but my favorite.
I also have 2 tigers. One that is only about 4" high and about 12" long and the other was one I found at BJ's that is about 4' long and 18" or more high. The smaller one sits on my dresser. The large one was an impulse buy and I didn't know what to do with it so I put it over the back of a chair in the LR.
Why a tiger? My current horse's name is Tiger Bay!
Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!
I don't now, because my BC mix chewed them all up when she was a puppy, but I had some until I was 49. Now, I have her in my bed instead.
My father had a stuffed collie on his bed in his mid '70s...it was my stuffed animal, he liked it so he decided it was his and kept it on his bed. If anyone moved it, he'd say "Who took my dog?!?". And, no, he wasn't senile, he was still working full-time as a high powered corporate lawyer.
Forget the bed, I have them all over the house! Including one special stuffed bear that has his OWN bed (an American Girl doll bed..) in the bedroom. Dh thinks I'm insane, but as it prevents me from adopting ALL the real animals (which he's allergic to), he doesn't complain. And I wash them regularly to get rid of dust.
1 - a build-a-bear teddy bear from a trip to the mall with my daughter 4 years ago when we both built our own bears
2 - an Eeyore and Piglet that were given to me on Mother's Day several years ago
3 - a stuffed buzzard my then-boss gave me for my 40th birthday
I didn't for quite awhile (though I did give my mom a stuffed gall bladder for Christmas last year in honor of gall bladder surgery). But, while laid up, my mom has been helping my purge and organize my house. In that process, we found my childhood favorite bunny, Petehopper, as well as a little stuffed black horse that someone gave me when I got my really little black horse, Toby. They both sit on my bed now.
DH is a football fanatic. He and friend have had season tickets for the Houston Texans since opening season, and he has the framed panoramic from the very first game played, complete with his ticket and parking pass. It's football 24/7 around here during the NFL season. Consequently, when my mom stumbled across a Toro pillow pet, she couldn't resist. That's pushing it even for him, but I keep returning it to the bed to continue the joke. He always throws it in the corner.
I have a lot of stuffed animals. Not on my bed. I think my DH would draw the line there. But I do still have a ton. Some from childhood, so newer. Cute is cute at any age! Recently went to the zoo with my mom (she's 70, I'm 46) and we BOTH bought a small stuffed elephant. Funny now that I think of it.
And I still have every Breyer I've even bought/been gifted. Those are keepsakes.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
¯ Oscar Wilde
-raises hand- (of course, one of them is a stuffed lacto bacillus...)
I used to have a pony...but him being in his 5th decade now, I have retired him. Snoopy shared the bed for a while, until the real dog moved in...she ate stuffed animals.
Now, with her gone...I have narrowed it down to a big beany (ty) Giraffe...
A couple of his giraffe friends sit on the nightstand, next to Volter, the Vulture i got this summer at DeSoto State Park...
Originally Posted by Bristol Bay
Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.
I have a bunch of stuffed animals, but only a few in my room. All the others are packed away in a box in storage in case I have kids one day. (And because I can't get rid of them. Too sad.)
I have a build a bear turtle that I made a few years ago with my ex. I also have two teddy bears that were given to me by my ex. We just broke up like a week ago, so I'm undecided as to whether they should be kept in my room or not.
Not on the bed, but I have stuffed large cats all around the floor along the bookcases (my bedroom is also the library). Once in a while, one of the live cats will decide to have a few rounds with a tiger or lynx or something. Not chewing/destroying, but wrestling, growling, etc., like they would another cat. It's hilarious. I even had a series of pictures I posted a few years ago on a cat group titled "Epic Battle Between Housecat and Jaguar!" A few folks replying said they were afraid to open them at first, imagining something quite different than the content provided.
I also have a stuffed horse on the piano, two stuffed beagles that belonged to my grandma, and a stuffed collie with the fur singed off (house fire, 1975) that Mom's first boyfriend gave her back decades and decades ago.