Endearing Animals Who Couldn’t Stand To Be Parted From Their Favorite Toy

If there’s one thing that is cuter than a furry pet, it’s a furry pet with their favorite toy. Some animals bond with their most adored toy for their entire lives, snuggling up to it from puppyhood to old age. Naturally, these stuffed toys become tattered and torn over time. Loyal owners do their best to patch up the rips and tears while their pets eagerly look on. Keep reading for a heavy dose of cuteness overload with these photos of pets waiting to get their toys back!

His Favorite Toy From Birth

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@bubble_tea_93/Reddit

This adorable puppy looks very content snuggling up to his soft toy. The Reddit user who posted this photo wrote that the dog’s breeder was sure to give the favored toy to the owners when they came to pick him up.

They added that even after two months, the little guy still sleeps with this toy “all the time.” We’re willing to bet that this pooch will keep clinging on to the toy for years to come.

Keeping A Close Eye On Her Favorite Toy

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BigToeBanjo/Reddit

This Golden Retriever may be adult-sized, but she’s as in love with her toy as a puppy would be. The Reddit user who posted this photo captioned it, “Good girl waiting for Dad to fix her favorite toy.”

The look on the man’s face shows he’s taking his task of sewing up the stuffed toy very seriously. Meanwhile, the dog has her eyes right up to the plush cow as though she’s going to lurch for it the first moment she can.

This Toy Doesn’t Even Have A Face Anymore

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distaplia/Imgur

The Imgur user behind this photo captioned it, “The difference a year and a half makes for both my cat and his toy monkey…” This pet loved her toy so much, she chewed off its face and still can’t get enough of it.

The cat may have clawed the heck out of the toy during playtime, but she still snuggles the tiny monkey like it’s a part of her own litter. The damage is past the point of repair, but that doesn’t make an ounce of difference to this cat.

Happily Waiting For Her Toy To Be Repaired

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kittyjay13145/Reddit

This dog doesn’t seem the least bit concerned about her toy being repaired. It’s as though they’ve been through this many times before, and the dog has the utmost faith in her owner as she sews up the toy.

The dog sits tall and with a big smile on her face as she watches her owner work on the stuffed toy. The elderly woman even has a green thread prepared and ready for the green stuffed animal.

Trying To Contain Himself As He Waits

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srogood/Reddit

This poor dog looks like he’s trying very hard to be on his best behavior, despite the fact he’s desperate to get his toy back. The Reddit user who posted this picture wrote, “Boomer is nervously waiting for me to fix his favorite toy.”

Boomer certainly does look serious as he sits up tall directly in front of his owner. It’s as though he’s pleading for a treat, only the treat is a sewn-up toy.

This Dog Loves His Carrot!

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Susanna Baumann/Facebook
Susanna Baumann/Facebook

This dog looks like Bugs Bunny with his plush carrot hanging out of his mouth. The Facebook user who posted this photo wrote, “Mr. Carrot has always been one of Frank’s favorites!”

You can tell that Frank has gotten a lot of use out of this carrot because the fabric is starting to look a little tattered. This dog looks like he would pick his worn-out toy over a brand new one any day.

A Russian-Doll Cat Snuggle

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leilockheart/Tumblr

This kitten could not be cuter as she snuggles her plush toy cat. The best part is that the toy cat is holding an even tinier toy cat, so the three of them look like a Russian nesting doll, with each cat slightly smaller than the next.

If you look closely at the pet cat and the stuffed cats’ faces, they are wearing the exact same expression with their slitted eyes and big smiles. We can’t imagine an animal being more in-sync with their toy.

Waiting For Her Grandmother To Fix Her Toy

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Reddit
Reddit

The Reddit user who posted this photo wrote that their seven-year-old dog was “waiting ever so patiently” as the owner’s 79-year-old grandma sewed up her favorite toy. The sweet dog is resting her head on the grandma’s lap as she watches her toy dinosaur undergo repairs.

The dog owner also wrote that she rescued the gentle canine four years ago. Though the dog had a rough first few years of life, now her biggest concern is caring for her favorite plush toy.

His Favorite Eggplant

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Caboose127/Reddit
Caboose127/Reddit

As funny as it is seeing an animal snuggle up to a stuffed animal, it’s even more hilarious to see a put curled up to a stuffed vegetable! Like the dog who loved his carrot, this pooch can’t get enough of his eggplant toy.

The Reddit user who posted this photo wrote, “Winston turns one-year-old today. He still sleeps with the same toy.” We love that this dog derives comfort from having this toy barely brush his tummy while he sleeps.

This Cat Is Like A Concerned Parent

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timemanagement77/Reddit

This cat is perched up and overlooking as their owner carefully sews together his favorite bat toy. The Reddit user wrote, “Today, I spent an hour fixing Newton’s favorite toys. He hasn’t played with either since.”

Though Newton looked like a concerned parent watching their child in surgery, he didn’t even bother playing with the toy for the rest of the day. Then again, maybe he was just afraid of once again damaging his prized toy.

This Dog Is Willing His Toys To Dry

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DaisyDubz92/Reddit
DaisyDubz92/Reddit

This Dalmation clearly doesn’t understand the phrase, “like watching paint dry.” Though watching his toys hang on the line won’t make them dry any faster, this canine refuses to part ways with his beloved items.

The sweet dog is standing at attention beneath the clothing line where his newly-washed plush toys are hung. As patient as the Dalmation appears, we wouldn’t be surprised if he leaped up to grab his favorite toy a moment after this photo was taken.

This Pomeranian Loves Her Tattered Toy

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Kristine Rivera/Facebook
Kristine Rivera/Facebook

This Pomeranian has been devoted to her favorite toy since puppyhood, and you can tell by the item’s condition. The fabric is tattered and the facial expression has become warped so that the once-smiling toy now has a wiggly mouth and a torn eye.

The stuffed animal also looks deflated, as though the dog has pulled out some of its stuffing over the years. Since canines do their best to remain gentle with humans, we imagine it’s a relief to be able to rough-house with their beloved toys.

Benny’s Nine-Month-Long Love Story

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Imgur
Imgur

The Imgur user who posted this image wrote, “Benny and his favorite toy. A 9-month-long love story.” We can just imagine this little dog walking everywhere with his blue toy hanging out of his mouth month after month.

The simple toy appears to be some sort of dinosaur, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there was a squeaking device inside of it. At least the dog owner won’t have to worry about Benny misplacing his favorite toy since he won’t go anywhere without it.

This Pooch Loves His Crocodile

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Zoe Collis/Facebook
Zoe Collis/Facebook

This adorable black lab clearly loves his stuffed animal friend. His owner posted this image on Facebook with the caption, “Barney the Retriever and his crocodile friend.” Though the stuffed animal has a rather menacing expression, Barney isn’t afraid to snuggle the toy like it’s one of his siblings.

The pup is even using the toy as a pillow, with his little paw reaching up to hold the crocodile’s hand. It just goes to show, you never know what toy your animal will fall in love with.

This Dog Loves His Little Lamb

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Desiree Kemmerer/Facebook
Desiree Kemmerer/Facebook

This dog looks so precious with his stuffed lamb that the song “Mary Had A Little Lamb” comes to mind. We would bet that the owner of this chocolate lab sings the song all the time, but switching out “Mary” for whatever the pet’s actual name is.

We love how the dog’s tongue is draped out the side of its mouth, adding to his big, joyful expression. So long as he has his life-long favorite toy, he’s happy as a clam.

This Dog Couldn’t Wait To Get His Toy Out Of The Dryer

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unnaturalorder/Reddit

When a dog dotes on his favorite toy all day, we can just imagine all the slobber and fur that collects on the plush animal. That’s why this owner tossed their Golden Retriever’s favorite toy into the washer and dryer for a freshen-up wash.

The canine was so keenly aware of his toy’s absence that he waiting patiently in the laundry room for the item to finish washing. As soon as the dryer was done, the dog managed to open the door and grab his toy right out of the machine!

Too Eager To Wait

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ninetieths/Reddit

This dog is so intent on getting her toy back that she is practically playing tug of war with the person who is trying to fix it. The Reddit user who posted this photo wrote, “Pupper is impatiently waiting for her favorite toy to get fixed.”

Rather than standing by and watching her owner sew up the toy, this dog has her teeth locked on the fabric and is gently pulling it towards her. She’d rather have a broken toy now than a mended one later.

Having A Close Look At Her Tiny Toy

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Leeyah373/Reddit
Leeyah373/Reddit

If this Reddit user didn’t caption their photo “Dexter patiently waiting for his toy to get fixed,” we’d have no idea what this cat and its owner were looking at. The toy is so small that you can’t even see it between the owner’s fingers.

Still, the cat is adamantly watching as its owner fixes his favorite toy. It goes to show how important a favorite toy can be to animals!

Wherever His Toy Goes, He Follows

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Evil_E90/Reddit

This adorable dog has his eyes glued to the tear in his favorite toy. The dramatic image has the toy’s damage in focus while the canine is blurred in the background. Though you can’t see the dog’s face clearly, you can tell that he’s wearing a look of concern.

The pooch’s owner already started sewing up the tear when they stopped to take this picture. We can imagine they noticed their pet’s toy devotion and had to pause to capture the look of worry on camera.

This Dog Has Her Eye On You

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kippey/Reddit

Unlike many of the pets on this list, this dog isn’t even looking at their toy. Instead, she’s looking up at the owner who is working on the toy as though she’s trying to read the owner’s facial expression.

It’s like when an airplane hits turbulence and you look at the flight attendants to ascertain how worried you should be. The dog is looking at its owner for comfort as though it wants to be reassured that its precious toy is going to be okay.