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Cats Plush Stuffed Animals Toys Review-Guide

Updated on January 8, 2015

The Feline Advantage

Plush cats – mostly kittens – will usually suit the smallest children because of their baby face, baby-like design. These toys carry dangerous cuteness levels that may contaminate the environment if not treated with care. There are several breeds, including the exotic Persian and Siamese, featuring plush fur of white, black, red and other colors. Most of the cat toys appear to be already playing, or engaged in some entertaining activity, essentially stimulating the kids to join them. For that reason, these domesticated plush animals have a certain advantage over their stuffed brethren who sit around passively waiting for the kids to move them around.

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Not a Plush Character

This liveliness factor can be traced in the toys' expression: their faces, often bedecked with colorful bright buttons for eyes, display extraordinary interest and realistic readiness. Some of the cats sit looking intently, while other crouch as if imitating a hunt. Considering that plush successfully replicates actual feline fur, some of the stuffed specimens can be mistaken, at first, for the real thing. This likeness can be helpful when trying to prepare the children for a real pet. Overall, though plush kittens are among the smallest stuffed toys available, they compensate with character and personality.

Garfield in the Hat

There are several cat celebrities from animation films and books who found their way into the plush world. Dr. Zeuss' Cat in the Hat (who recently celebrated his 50th birthday) and Garfield are probably the best known and loved; they represent the traits we expect to see in cats: cunning, grace and independence. A familiar cat figure brings all the advantages of a ready-made toy, allowing the kids to stage stories and sequences from their favorite books and movies. Personally, I prefer the anonymous kittens: children are free to name them and make them little private celebrities in their own lives.


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