All of my surviving stuffed animals from childhood are at my parents' house, so pictures of their animal counterparts will have to do.
  1. 6.
    I was so obsessed with the little Mermaid. I had Little Mermaid EVERYTHING. So naturally I had a stuffed Flounder.
  2. 5.
    Exhibit A of my obsession: Little Mermaid shirt
  3. 4.
    I was just over 4 years old when my little brother Will came into the world. When my Nana took me to the hospital to meet him, a few toys awaited me as well—"from your little brother." Among them was a huge stuffed animal of Pongo from 101 Dalmatians. I adored him. The bribe worked, @lynndawson and @billdawson, but I wish you'd still give me presents whenever Will disrupts my life.
  4. 3.
    Assortment of Beanie Babies
    I still have a few of them somewhere, including Lady Diana
  5. 2.
    I had a stuffed bunny hand puppet and his nose and a lot of his fur, much like the Velveteen Rabbit, have all been rubbed off from too many hugs and kisses.
  6. 1.
    Leo the Jaguar
    He went through many names, but for the purposes of this list, Leo will do. He is a big guy—one of those three feet long stuffed animals. I was a little obsessed with big cats, and Leo went everywhere with me, which due to his size was awkward. I was probably barely 4' at this point in time. He was very aloof and too cool for school. And he got v upset with me when I slammed his head in the door of my Dad's Saab and his plastic nose fell off.