Confessions: I Love My Stuffed FerretAnna North8/25/10 1:15pmFiled to: Bear in mindStuffed AnimalsTeddy BearsferretElmoMen teddy bearstweetFb274EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkA new survey shows more than a third of adults travel with a stuffed animal, including 25% of dudes. I'm a bit embarrassed to say so, but I can relate.ABC's Scott Mayerowitz reports on Travelodge's survey of British travelers, which found that 35% of grownups still sleep with a stuffed toy, many of them because "the calming feeling of a [stuffed] bear hug helped them lower their stress level after a hard day." And apparently one in four men takes some sort of stuffed animal on business trips — "the stuffed animal supposedly reminds them of home and — some say — helps fill a cuddle-void left by distant partners." Mayerowitz talked to 34-year-old Scott Hardy, who takes his stuffed beagle Barkley with him whenever he travels — including on his "annual guys trip" (mancation?).