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An Adorable Way To Entertain Your Loved One With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It is well known that pets can often reach people with Alzheimer's on a level we cannot. I experienced this first hand with my beloved Romanian soul mate when he had dementia.

Dog Picks Pizza Over Best Friend, And We Can’t Totally Blame Him

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News

Watch this cute-as-hell dog named Benji repeatedly point to a stuffed moose when asked who his best friend is. But then Benji shows a serious lapse in...

The Benefits of Stuffed Animals and Doll Babies for People Who Have Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Stuffed animals and baby dolls can be therapeutic for people who have Alzheimer's, as shown by both anecdotal evidence and research studies. However, some people say this is demeaning and beneath the dignity of the person.

Rescued Baby Fox Loves Taking Naps With His Stuffed Bunny

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.09.2016 | Good News

He was only two weeks old when a family found him in their garden in North West London....

Lost Bunny Gets 5-Star Treatment After It's Left At A Hotel

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel

Well this is an incredibly cute rabbit hole. When hotel staffers found a stuffed bunny sitting alone in the dining room at the Adare Manor Hotel in Ir...

Pup Is All #NoNewFriends, Sticks With One Favorite Pal 'Til The End

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Good News

Puppies are undeniably adorable. But they’re also pretty destructive. They’re essentially a hurricane of cute. It’s something that Karissa Lerch...

A Boy and His Blanket

Lori Ferraro | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

I was never a kid who had a special stuffed animal, a blankie, a "lovey" or a teddy bear that made me feel secure -- something that I loved until it e...

Jack, Best Boy and Night Night

Curtis Rogers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Charlie, Best Boy and Jack have had too many adventures to count. Until kindergarten they were inseparable. At one point, I think Jack even got his own plate at dinner time. They fought pirates, sailed ships, climbed mountains and flew in rocket ships together. There were some misadventures as well. Jack and Best Boy have been lost under covers, stolen by dogs and drooled on by a little brother.

Do You Make Time for the Silly?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Many years ago I went on a date with a guy who told me the memory he most cherished of his late mother was falling asleep to the sound of her laughter. I couldn't stop thinking about that. I didn't know if I was going to be a mom, but I knew what kind of mom I wanted to be.

This Cafe Serves Stuffed Animals Only. No Humans Allowed.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

You might invite your favorite stuffed animal to tea parties, but you haven't shown your plush puppy, bear, kitty or bunny true love until you've sent...

31 Photos That Show All The Adorable Love Kids Have For Their Loveys

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents

It's no secret to parents (or even former children) that kids often develop a special attachment to a lovey -- a favorite toy or blanket that almost n...

Travel With Some Bunny

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Zorianna Kit

On a recent assignment to St. Kitts, my daughter handed me her stuffed bunny while seeing me off at the airport. Once I landed, I got the idea to make Bunny part of my travels.

Try Giving Your Loved One With Alzheimer's a Stuffed Animal

Marie Marley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I had finally found a way to relate to him -- one that was truly satisfying for both of us. I was delighted to see his happiness. When I realized I could bring pleasure to my "new Ed" it was more than enough to make up for the loss of my "old Ed" and our previous relationship.

Now You Can Clone Your Pet As A Stuffed Animal, If You're Into That

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green

Submit photos of your dog, cat or guinea pig to Cuddle Clones, and they'll send back a plushy replica of your pet. It's cute, we think? Perhap...

Artist Restores Rejected Stuffed Animals, Encouraging Others To Embrace Their Imperfections

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts

Artist Nina Salerno has a soft spot for abandoned toys. To her, there is something undeniably lovable about the raggedy critters, with their tattered ...

It Turns Out Teddy Bears, Ripped Open And Forced Inside Out, Are Pure Horror

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

The concept seems simple: rip open a teddy bear, that cuddly stuffed animal burned into our collective understanding of childhood. Turn its parts insi...

Why I Can't Wash My Son's Favorite Stuffed Animal

Sarah Smiley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

For my youngest son, Lindell, 6, the most pressing issue in the world is this: his stuffed bird, Lindiddy, needs a bath, and no one can bring themselves to do it.

A Smurf Travel Adventure

Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

Traveling with stuffed animals isn’t just for kids, folks. Reddit user ThisNameTookAwhile was given a Smurf toy several months before his Euro t...

Too Broke to Travel? This Agency Sends Your Stuffed Animals on Vacation

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.29.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

If your wallet is a little too light to take that holiday vacation, a new service is offering an inexpensive way to live your travel life vicariously... through your stuffed animals.

Are Your Stuffed Animals More Well-Traveled Than You?

Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel

Is your furry companion in need of a … companion? Why not treat them on a vacation with their other furry friends? Unagi Travel, started by Sono...

Just Who Was This Romanian, Edward Theodoru, Any Way?

Marie Marley | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed came here from Romania in his mid-50s as a penniless political refugee fleeing the brutal communist regime. All they would let him take out of the country was $100, one suitcase and the clothes on his back.

A Letter To My Son's Best Friend

Kristin Shaw | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Here's the deal, my friend -- I'm going to break it to you as gently as I can. There is going to be a day when he doesn't need you anymore.

Art for a Cause -- Marrying Creative Passion With Conviction

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Vanessa is an avant-garde artist with a conceptual approach, a figurative touch and a street savvy feel. She tries to convey positive messages through her art and often does so in several different languages.

YouTube's Biggest Female Star, Jenna Marbles, Launches Furry Children (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.09.2013 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Hilarious YouTube personality Jenna Marbles stops by the What's Trending studio (with her dog Kermit!) to show off her new stuffed animals of her furr...

Bringing Joy to a Person With Alzheimer's: The Little Beep Game

Marie Marley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Just seeing him smile and hearing him laugh had become more than enough to make up for losing our previous relationship. My heart had changed forever. Our love had endured, even despite Alzheimer's -- the last and most daunting obstacle it would ever face.