It’s Plush Animal Lover’s Day today! Dust off your plushies if they need a little sprucing up. If they are always around to provide comfort show them a little extra love today.
It’s never to late to have a stuffed animal and I’d bet lots of littles (and not so littles) would agree. There’s just something about a stuffed animal, be it the childhood memories or the present, or maybe it’s the knowledge they’re always there for a good cuddle.
I don’t know about you but I have a bunch of stuffed animals. There are some that hold a special meaning, some that show years of love and some that have long since lost some of their plushy nature.
Do you have a favorite stuffed animal? Does have a special meaning for you?
“Then, suddenly again, Christopher Robin, who was still looking at the world, with his chin in his hand, called out “Pooh!” “Yes?” said Pooh. “When I’m–when–Pooh!” “Yes, Christopher Robin?” “I’m not going to do Nothing any more.” “Never again?” “Well, not so much. They don’t let you.” Pooh waited for him to go on, but he was silent again. “Yes, Christopher Robin?” said Pooh helpfully. “Pooh, when I’m–you know–when I’m not doing Nothing, will you come up here sometimes?” “Just me?” “Yes, Pooh.” “Will you be here too?” “Yes Pooh, I will be really. I promise I will be Pooh.” “That’s good,” said Pooh. “Pooh, promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.” Pooh thought for a little. “How old shall I be then?” “Ninety-nine.” Pooh nodded. “I promise,” he said. Still with his eyes on the world Christopher Robin put out a hand and felt Pooh’s paw. “Pooh,” said Christopher Robin earnestly, “if I–if I’m not quite–” he stopped and tried again– “Pooh, whatever happens, you will understand, won’t you?” “Understand what?” “Oh, nothing.” He laughed and jumped to his feet. “Come on!” “Where?” said Pooh. “Anywhere.” said Christopher Robin.
So, they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” ― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner