In many ways, pets are like children - and their obsession with plushie toys is something that demonstrates it. When a doggie, a kitty or a little mouse cuddles with a toy that is sometimes even bigger than the animal itself, it's pure cuteness overload. However, the reasons why pets love toys might be somewhat different than those of human children.

For instance, like dogs, pets see their plushies as a prey - that's why they sometimes chew on and even rip the stuffed toys they play with apart. For other pets, who were weaned too early from their mothers, toys can provide a much needed sense of comfort and security. And sometimes pets keep their plushies next to them simply for the warmth and softness they provide.

Whatever the reasons, one thing is for sure - pets with toys is the definition of adorable.

#1

Then And Now. She Destroys Every Stuffed Animal Except This One

Then And Now. She Destroys Every Stuffed Animal Except This One

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

I love how he/she sleeps with their mouth open! so cute!

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#2

Still Sleeps With A Friend

Still Sleeps With A Friend

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Lara B. 2 years ago

Wow! This really shows how much kitty has grown!

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#3

So Adorable

So Adorable

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John L 2 years ago

Even Fancy Rats need a best friend while sleeping.

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#4

I Just Wanted To Show You My Teddy Bear

I Just Wanted To Show You My Teddy Bear

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varwenea 2 years ago

His big adorable eyes!!!

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#5

18 Months Later And He Still Sleeps With His Duck

18 Months Later And He Still Sleeps With His Duck

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-- 2 years ago

aaw

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#6

Breeze Slept With The Teddy Every Night After She Was Found Stumbling Alone Through The Moors

Breeze Slept With The Teddy Every Night After She Was Found Stumbling Alone Through The Moors

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

OMG SQUEEEEEE! this is so cute!

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#7

Favorite Toy

Favorite Toy

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Emily Black 2 years ago

This is absolutely adorable! That cat really loves their toy. <3

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#8

Polar Bear Cub Snuggling With Her Stuffed Friend

Polar Bear Cub Snuggling With Her Stuffed Friend

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Brenda Olano 2 years ago

Awww! baby polar bears are so cuuuute ♥

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#9

Catception

Catception

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Wolfer Unigues 2 years ago

A cat hugging a cat that is hugging another cat

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#10

Cat With Her Favorite Toy

Cat With Her Favorite Toy

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Dinara Daurenbekova 2 years ago

That's our cat's favorite too! Gosig

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#11

Rescue Baby Fox Loves Snuggling With His Plush Bunny Toy

Rescue Baby Fox Loves Snuggling With His Plush Bunny Toy

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Kay Nelson 2 years ago

What does the fox say?.............."no touch my stuffie"

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#12

Baby Sloth And His Giraffe

Baby Sloth And His Giraffe

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Meowoui 2 years ago

Sloth is sooo cute

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#13

This Adorable Seal Got A Special Present From The Zoo Staff And Couldn't Stop Cuddling With It

This Adorable Seal Got A Special Present From The Zoo Staff And Couldn't Stop Cuddling With It

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Deborah Bellesfield 2 years ago

When I was a child, I was told that animals could not go to Heaven as people could. I got very angry and when I lost my dog I was nearly inconsolable. I see these pictures today and I want to send those self-righteous bungle brains a note saying, "I'll see this seal in heaven before you have time to make your first excuse.

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#14

Sleeping With A Smaller Version Of Himself

Sleeping With A Smaller Version Of Himself

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Brenda Olano 2 years ago

Stuffed doggie is not happy about it.

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#15

This Is What Lily Looks Like With The Switch In The Off Position

This Is What Lily Looks Like With The Switch In The Off Position

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Bobby Beebe 2 years ago

Aaaannnd we've hit cuteness overload folks... Watch your internet it may be broken.

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#16

One Year Later And He Still Loves To Cuddle With This Stuffed Polar Bear

One Year Later And He Still Loves To Cuddle With This Stuffed Polar Bear

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Heather 2 years ago

He grew in to it.

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#17

Pickle Sleeps With His Stuffed Animal

Pickle Sleeps With His Stuffed Animal

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John L 2 years ago

Even piggies need a playmate to cuddle next to. :D

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#18

Loves His Stuffie

Loves His Stuffie

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Kay Nelson 2 years ago

Das soooo cute

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#19

Teddy Bears Are Well-Known Wildlife Rehab Tools

Teddy Bears Are Well-Known Wildlife Rehab Tools

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Pearl Sapirstein 2 years ago

I have a whole lineup of toys just for this purpose in my rehab :)

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#20

I Can't Sleep Without My Snuggle Bear!

I Can't Sleep Without My Snuggle Bear!

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Kay Nelson 2 years ago

Can I make rhis my screensaver

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#21

Max Will Be 15 Years Old In October And He Still Sleeps With Stuffed Animals

Max Will Be 15 Years Old In October And He Still Sleeps With Stuffed Animals

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bread 2 years ago

I sleep with stuffed animals.

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#22

My Kitty With His Favorite Snorlax

My Kitty With His Favorite Snorlax

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

looks just like my siamese when he was a kitten. Enjoy the quiet while they sleep... when they are awake, they NEVER stop talking, and getting into things. It's like having a 2 year old!

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#23

Two Baby Sloths Cuddling With A Plush

Two Baby Sloths Cuddling With A Plush

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N G 2 years ago

Nice picture, is it a hairy octopuss?

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#24

I Can Hear It Purring Softly

I Can Hear It Purring Softly

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N G 2 years ago

Warm kitty, Soft kitty, little ball of fur.... happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr

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#25

Cuddling His Little Friend

Cuddling His Little Friend

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'2 peas in a pod'

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#26

Napping With His Mini-Me

Napping With His Mini-Me

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Kay Nelson 2 years ago

Aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww

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#27

Little Puppies Take Little Puppy Naps

Little Puppies Take Little Puppy Naps

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tweetybird 2 years ago

can has dog

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#28

Corgi With Her Corgi Toy

Corgi With Her Corgi Toy

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Brenda Olano 2 years ago

Me, when the snores of my gf wake me up.

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#29

My Pet Tortoise Wont Sleep Without His Happy Meal Toy, If I Take It Out He'll Search Around His Tank Until He Finds It

My Pet Tortoise Wont Sleep Without His Happy Meal Toy, If I Take It Out He'll Search Around His Tank Until He Finds It

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Lara 2 years ago

I think this is adorable!!

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#30

This Is My Toy

This Is My Toy

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

Who doesn't love a 'BEAR-HUG'??

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#31

My Chinchilla Cuddling With His Stuffed Chinchilla

My Chinchilla Cuddling With His Stuffed Chinchilla

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Kay Nelson 2 years ago

FATNESS CUTENESS NUCLEAR EXPLOOOSION

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#32

Sleeping Buddies

Sleeping Buddies

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Neurotic_Octopus 2 years ago

I love rats and their little wiggly sniffers <3

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#33

Orphaned Chick Orbit And His Toy Playmate

Orphaned Chick Orbit And His Toy Playmate

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Gillian Black 2 years ago

I just lot love owls he looks so sad I am glad he has a buddy oh are you my mamma

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#34

So Much Cuteness

So Much Cuteness

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Angel Jacobson 2 years ago

What was that noise? Oh yeah, it was my cuteness meter exploding.

#35

He Has Had His Puppy Since We Got Him. It Smells Like His Mom And He Takes It Everywhere With Him

He Has Had His Puppy Since We Got Him. It Smells Like His Mom And He Takes It Everywhere With Him

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Navaneeth Nandakumar 2 years ago

That was touching

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#36

My Sister Adopted A Cat. He Likes To Snuggle With His Stuffed Toy

My Sister Adopted A Cat. He Likes To Snuggle With His Stuffed Toy

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Socially Awkward 2 years ago

That's a pretty cat :)

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#37

Here Is My Little Birdie Sleeping With Her Toy Giraffe

Here Is My Little Birdie Sleeping With Her Toy Giraffe

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Tiffany Zhu 2 years ago

Awe. My bird sleeps in her food bowl.

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#38

She Loves Cuddling Her Octopus

She Loves Cuddling Her Octopus

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Nancy A Clark 2 years ago

Such sweet, odd couple!

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#39

My Kitten Fell Asleep Hugging His Favourite Stuffed Animal

My Kitten Fell Asleep Hugging His Favourite Stuffed Animal

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Molly Tallmadge 1 year ago

I can't tell where one ends and the other begins!

#40

Just A Puppy And His Stuffed Kitten

Just A Puppy And His Stuffed Kitten

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Alexis Ours 2 years ago

Type of dog

#41

His Bear Is Very Important To Him

His Bear Is Very Important To Him

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The dastardly Penguin 2 years ago

Pureness

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#42

She Wouldn't Go To Sleep Without It

She Wouldn't Go To Sleep Without It

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Socially Awkward 2 years ago

That dog is so cute! 😍

#43

Baby Sloth With His Teddy Bear

Baby Sloth With His Teddy Bear

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#44

Just A Puppy That Looks Like A Fox Cuddling With A Raccoon Toy

Just A Puppy That Looks Like A Fox Cuddling With A Raccoon Toy

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#45

Glider Having A Snuggle-Fest

Glider Having A Snuggle-Fest

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#46

Cute Hedgehog

Cute Hedgehog

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jacluckycat 2 years ago

I love hedgehogs this is great

#47

I Took My Puppy Out For The First Time And He Found A Friend

I Took My Puppy Out For The First Time And He Found A Friend

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#48

It's Old And Ragged And Has Seen Better Days But It's Her Favorite Toy

It's Old And Ragged And Has Seen Better Days But It's Her Favorite Toy

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Meeow 2 years ago

Dunno about ragged and old, I just know she's so cute!

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#49

Baby Mandril Cuddles His Stuffy

Baby Mandril Cuddles His Stuffy

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Molly Tallmadge 1 year ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa *brain explodes

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#50

Logan Can't Fall Asleep Unless He Is Hugging His Stuffed Toy Puppy

Logan Can't Fall Asleep Unless He Is Hugging His Stuffed Toy Puppy

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jacluckycat 2 years ago

Logan is one pretty dog

#51

Puppy And Teddy

Puppy And Teddy

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Verena Heisenberg 2 years ago

a little handsome puggle <3

#52

My Friend's New Puppy

My Friend's New Puppy

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John L 2 years ago

Getting a good start on bonging process. :D

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#53

16 Years Old And She Still Sleeps With The Same Stuffed Animal She Got At 4 Years Old

16 Years Old And She Still Sleeps With The Same Stuffed Animal She Got At 4 Years Old

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Kati 2 years ago

me: /burst into tears

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#54

My Dog Then And Now

 My Dog Then And Now

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jacluckycat 2 years ago

Is that the same stuffed animal

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#55

A Dog Who Is Taking A “Sick Day” To Spend More Time With His Penguin

A Dog Who Is Taking A “Sick Day” To Spend More Time With His Penguin

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heaveNly 2 years ago

Thats so me.. ;)

#56

My Little Baby Gizmo All Tired Out

My Little Baby Gizmo All Tired Out

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#57

This Is Adorable

This Is Adorable

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#58

He Cuddles With His Bear So He Can Sleep. He Sucks On It's Head Like A Pacifier. What A Tough Guy

He Cuddles With His Bear So He Can Sleep. He Sucks On It's Head Like A Pacifier. What A Tough Guy

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#59

Kitten And His Banana Plush

Kitten And His Banana Plush

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Kati 2 years ago

das is meine bananah

#60

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

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#61

His Adoption Forms Said "No Interest In Toys"

His Adoption Forms Said "No Interest In Toys"

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Kat Olmstead 2 years ago

Obviously the last owners never found the right toy. He's a happy puppers!

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#62

Snuggle-Time With Mr. Frog

Snuggle-Time With Mr. Frog

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#63

Found This Guy Half-Dead And Starving In The Snow. Two Years Later, He Is Fat, Happy And Sleeps With Teddy Bears

Found This Guy Half-Dead And Starving In The Snow. Two Years Later, He Is Fat, Happy And Sleeps With Teddy Bears

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jo_shortland 2 years ago

Found his forever home

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#64

Spooning

Spooning

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Catalina Ioan 2 years ago

Are those wombats?

#65

My Roommate's Kitten, On Her First Day With Us

My Roommate's Kitten, On Her First Day With Us

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Molly Tallmadge 1 year ago

cattue of lipurrty

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#66

Winston Turns 1 Today. He Still Sleeps With The Same Toy

Winston Turns 1 Today. He Still Sleeps With The Same Toy

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pikachu 2 years ago

the eggplant looks very happy about it

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#67

My Kitten's Gotten Himself A Cuddle Buddy

My Kitten's Gotten Himself A Cuddle Buddy

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Lara 2 years ago

He looks so happy!!!

#68

Naptime

Naptime

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jo_shortland 2 years ago

Sooooooo cute

#69

Not Sure If Sleeping Peacefully With Cuddle Buddy, Or Subconsciously Practicing Chokeholds

Not Sure If Sleeping Peacefully With Cuddle Buddy, Or Subconsciously Practicing Chokeholds

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jacluckycat 2 years ago

What a lil fluffbutt

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#70

"Tough" German Shepherd Has To Snuggle With Her Teddy Bear Or She Won't Sleep At Night

"Tough" German Shepherd Has To Snuggle With Her Teddy Bear Or She Won't Sleep At Night

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jacluckycat 2 years ago

What a sweetheart

#71

Everyone Needs A Fuzzy Lil' Puppy To Sleep With

Everyone Needs A Fuzzy Lil' Puppy To Sleep With

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#72

My Sleepy Kitten Cuddling His Favorite Toy

My Sleepy Kitten Cuddling His Favorite Toy

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Lara 2 years ago

Sweetest picture ever!!!

#73

My Sister Got Her New Puppy A Stuffed Dog That Has A Heartbeat. He Started Playing With It And Suddenly Heard The Heartbeat, Stopped, And Snuggled Up To It And Fell Asleep

My Sister Got Her New Puppy A Stuffed Dog That Has A Heartbeat. He Started Playing With It And Suddenly Heard The Heartbeat, Stopped, And Snuggled Up To It And Fell Asleep

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Charlene King 2 years ago

Omg! Soooo sweet!!!

#74

Schnitzel And Is Birthday Gift

Schnitzel And Is Birthday Gift

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Kati 2 years ago

Looks just like my babygirl when she was little! Now she's 9 years old and still sleeps with her stuffed hedgehog <3

#75

It’s Obviously A Very Hard Life For This Little Frenchie, All Cozied Up And Sleeping With His Stuffed Toy

It’s Obviously A Very Hard Life For This Little Frenchie, All Cozied Up And Sleeping With His Stuffed Toy

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#76

Raja's Brother Won't Cuddle With Her. She Found A New Cuddle Buddy

Raja's Brother Won't Cuddle With Her. She Found A New Cuddle Buddy

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jo_shortland 2 years ago

Gorgeous cat

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#77

For Those Of You Having A Bad Day. Enjoy A Picture Of My Cat Cuddling Her Favourite Unicorn Toy

For Those Of You Having A Bad Day. Enjoy A Picture Of My Cat Cuddling Her Favourite Unicorn Toy

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Socially Awkward 2 years ago

This made my day.

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#78

A Very Tiny Kitten Cuddling His Mouse Toy

A Very Tiny Kitten Cuddling His Mouse Toy

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jo_shortland 2 years ago

Sweet

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#79

Just Cuddling With His Favorite Toy

Just Cuddling With His Favorite Toy

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#80

Way Too Cute!

Way Too Cute!

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#81

Snuggle Buddies

Snuggle Buddies

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#82

He Found A Stuffed Friend

He Found A Stuffed Friend