FEATURED in The Love of Teddy Bears & All Other Toys (03/13) 03.15.2013 HISTORY: When I was 14 years old, we had a house in the Laurentian mountains outside of Montreal for the summer. I had a 16 year old boyfriend (so innocent in those days!) whose father had a Hudson Bay Company store. I saw this seahorse there, among the stuffed animals for sale.. and I really wanted him. I asked a local small restaurant owner if I could waitress there for tips.. he said sure.. so I did. And when I had accumulated enough money.. I went back to the store and bought him, the first stuffed animal I had ever bought with my own earned money. I still have him…and he is my favorite!