While your pet might not fully understand the concept of Christmas, they would appreciate a gift nonetheless. After all, they need something to snuggle when you’re away, too. But don’t worry, little Puss and Rex are not as picky as your 13-year-old cousin. Just look at these cats and dogs, for example.
Bored Panda has compiled a list of photos where pets refuse to let go of their favorite toys, and I don’t know if I’ve seen anything cuter. Even if the plushy (or just a piece of rope) is old, worn out, or already falling apart, some animals stand by them forever. Heck, some even sleep with them and take them on trips. Take a look!
#1 When A Seal At Mombetsu Land In Japan Was Given A Stuffed, Mini Version Of Itself, It Hugged The Toy Close To Its Heart & Gave It A Piggyback Ride
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According to specialists at ASPCA, enrichment is essential for both cats and dogs of all ages, and keeping their environment as exciting and stimulating as possible will promote a happy and healthy life.
Keeping the inside of your home stimulating and fun will help decrease boredom and decrease potential behavioral issues. The best part? You don’t even have to spend money on it. You can just get creative. Just check out their canine and feline DIY enrichment guides.
#2 Her Favorite Toy Is One That Is Way Too Big For Her And Was Meant For My Larger Dog
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Many of the toys we see on this list are plushies. Soft stuffed animals are suitable for several reasons but it’s good to know which one your pet would get the most fun of. For some cats, the stuffed animal should generally be small enough to carry around. But if your cat wants to “kill” the toy, the stuffed animal should be about the same size as the cat. Bonus tip: toys with legs and a tail seem to be even more attractive to cats.
#3 Her Favorite Toy
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The same applies to dogs as well. Some pooches like to carry around soft toys. So if your dog sees their toy as a companion, pick one that’s small enough to carry too. But other dogs want to shake and “kill” their toys. If that is the case with your little K9-wannabe, choose one that’s large enough to prevent accidental swallowing and sturdy enough to withstand the attacks.
To make your pet’s toys last longer, rotate them weekly by making only a few toys available at a time. Keep a variety of types easily accessible. However, if your four-legged friend has a favorite toy, you may want to leave it out all the time.
#4 Strider Poses Through The Years With His Baby
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#5 My Dog Got A New “Baby” And This One Had A Squeaky Toy. I Try Not To Get Her Ones With Squeakers Because When She Squeaks Them And She Starts Crying And Nudging Them To Make Sure They’re Okay.
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#6 Every Night She Brings A Toy To Bed For A Last Minute Play Sesh And It’s My Favorite Time Of The Day
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#7 Little Meeshy Grabbed His Favorite Toy Right When He Got Home From Surgery. He Is Such A Brave Little Boy!
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#8 Rescue Chonk Has A Support Toy For When He Exercises!
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#9 That Yellow Toy Is His Favourite! Every Time He Sees It, He Just Runs Towards It And Grabs It With His Mouth. But Now He Sleeps With It
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#10 My Pupper Finally Found Her Donut Toy She Lost A While Back And Has Been Carrying It Around Like This All Day
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#11 Our Cat Kitty Bang Bang Is Super Proud Of Herself For This Big Catch. I Don’t Have The Heart To Tell Her It’s Not Real
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#12 Stormy’s New Favourite Toy!
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#13 My Old Girl Brings Her Pillow Everywhere Since Stealing It From My Daughter’s Toy Box
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#14 Someone Got A New Christmas Toy
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#15 Pitbull Showing Their Favorite Stuffed Toy To The Dog In The Other Car While In Traffic
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#16 She Refuses To Go To Bed Without Her Favorite Toy
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#17 Shiba Plays With His Favorite Toy
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#18 She Loves Her New Toy. She’s Not Chewing Or Shredding, Just Holding It In Her Mouth
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#19 Her Favorite Toy
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#20 New Toy!
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#21 My Friend’s Little Dog Sleep On A Toy Bigger Than Him
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#22 The Weather Is Poop, But I Found My Favorite Chew Toy
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#23 “Do All Of My Toys Really Need A Bath?”
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#24 Just A Pup And His Toy Corn
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#25 Her Favorite New Toy. She Carries It Everywhere
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#26 My Girlfriend’s Very Sweet Service Dog, Feta Cuddling With Her New Yoda Toy
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#27 She Just Loves Carrying Her Butt Munch Toy!
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#28 I Made A Mini Winter Hat Out Of Toilet Paper Tubes And Yarn And Gave It To Hank As A Toy. As You Can Tell, She Is Thrilled
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#29 Ace (& Ivy) With His Favourite Toy!
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#30 My Sister’s Cat, Tiger, Who Has Become A Full-Fledged Catnip Addict; Seen Here With Toy In Hand And His New Favorite Position To Lay
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