We’ve had a dog longer than we have had a child. A puppy can nearly be as much of a responsibility as a child. The only difference is, eventually a child will be self sufficient while a dog will be barking and pulling on your pant leg to be let outside for it’s entire life.
A real dog can be a very popular gift for a small child, after hours of begging I can see how parents “crack” and give into the never ending promises of being the perfect puppy parent. However, after the novelty quickly wears off and the endless walks, accidents and barking start to become a reality it is the parents who are left with the responsibility of taking care of the new family pet.
The next best thing to the real thing is to get your kids FurReal Friends. These lifelike dogs are as close as you are going to get to a real dog, but thankfully there is an off button and they come paper trained.
We received a FurReal Friends puppy for review named cookie. This white puppy does all the things you would expect a real dog to do. He barks, pants, wags his tail, can sit and lay down (you have to manually move him), closes and opens his eyes, moves his head and nibbles on his bone. When you pat his head, he enjoys it and acts like any dog would, squeaking for more. He also know when you are speaking to him and will respond by turning his head and “squeaking”/barking.
DD enjoys Cookie, she playing with her new pet frequently without the fear of being bitten or snipped (yes, our precious Cammy has given a few love warnings after having her tail pulled one too many times). As parents, we enjoy Cookie as well. Don’t get me wrong, we love our real dog, but we got our real dog for us not for our child. So, we expect to take care of our real dog. Cookie is the perfect fit for a child that wants to interact with a pet but may not be ready for the full responsibility of taking care of a real live animal!
With FurReal Friends you will never find accidents under your feet, they do not need to be fed and they will not bark in hysterics when someone walks in front of your home (and the batteries are even included). Now, if they only made …..
- 1 lucky reader is going to receive FurReal Friends – Cookie
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