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May 20, 2007

Teetering on the EDGE OF INSANITY

SO, I'm at the car warsh today, mindin' my own bizznizz, payin' for mah carwash. At the register, I look at the counter and there is this "PerfectPetzzz" pet, "sleeping" on the counter! Rannndom! [Singsong]

I thought it was real. It's little eyes were closed, and it was "BREATHING", in a little pet bed. So ofc, I had to look them up on the Internets and tell you about them.

Purroo
It's totally nuts. Will you please check out this kitteh and pup, and imagine little breathing motions.
Perfectpetzzz

Cubemate Lastly, please get a load of this awesome cubicle worker, one hand on the phone, ONE ON HER PERFECT PET OMG

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Holy smokes I really thought the cat was real O_O

Mika
 |  May 20, 2007 at 12:55 AM

HO.
LY.
PUNKS.

I thought it was real too!

Sooooo cute!

Subhangi
 |  May 20, 2007 at 01:14 AM

So realistic! So purrfect for my desk!

Sonia
 |  May 20, 2007 at 01:33 AM

My mom got one of these for her birthday, so it inspired me to give one as a Secret Santa gift last year! They are very cute in windowsills.

Sven
 |  May 20, 2007 at 02:04 AM

They have those in the gift shop where I work. They freak me out: The Never-Awakening Kitty and Pup!

Eek.

Jo
 |  May 20, 2007 at 02:14 AM

This is SPAM by seller of these stuffed animals.

JR
 |  May 20, 2007 at 02:37 AM

Does it matter if it's spam? It's CUTE!

chelonianmobile
 |  May 20, 2007 at 02:54 AM

i personally think that they are OH SO CREEPY. i mean... a fake kitty that breathes? caaahrreeeeppyyy.

laura m.
 |  May 20, 2007 at 03:16 AM

Spam eh? I dont see how anything that Meg & Co dont like gets on here? :S

Anyways, HELLO BUDDY! MY BUDDY!...AND KID SISTER! A good way to have people avoid your cubicle? Cute at first, have co-workers by to pet it, and then a slowly developing aura of creepy takes over and no one asks what you want for on the lunch run. D:

Lone
 |  May 20, 2007 at 03:33 AM

I seen these at the store and i go over to it.. last time i saw these it wasnt breathing so i wanted to look for a switch before I started doing CPR on a stuffed animal! How insane am I?

Spryte808
 |  May 20, 2007 at 03:33 AM

I just hope that's not one of those that has been banned because they use real animal fur. If it is, it's not cute at all, it's sick.

Dexter
 |  May 20, 2007 at 03:35 AM

They're not real animal fur. My grandma got a puppy for Christmas and he even snores. They come with "pound papers" so you can name them and adopt them (kinda like a cabbage patch doll).

shalimar
 |  May 20, 2007 at 03:46 AM

I think they're creepy, too... at the mall, they're advertised as "perfect" for elderly people in homes where they're not allowed pets.... and that just seems wrong to me- giving Grandma a kitten that fake breathes... ::shudder::

Erika
 |  May 20, 2007 at 05:00 AM

My boyfriend's mother gave me one for christmas, actually I have the orange tabby. It might be a little creepy, but for those of us living in dorms or petfree apartment buildings it's the closest I can get to a pet. It's either that or I adopt the one legged pidgeon in my neighborhood (yup, NYC).


Also, they don't use real animal fur (it's not nice to try to get people upset Dexter :p). If you pet it, it's obvious it's not real, but it's not that bad either.

liz
 |  May 20, 2007 at 05:34 AM

I've just discovered this blog by mistake and sent it to a friend of mine who loves this kinda stuff. And guess what, she already knows it...
:)

Frank
 |  May 20, 2007 at 05:35 AM

My mom got one on the couch xD It looks damn reak....but hers doesn't breath o_o that'd be creepy.

chu
 |  May 20, 2007 at 05:41 AM

I find them really creepy personally. I tend to run screaming from them in gift shops. Yeah, you don't want to go window shopping with me.

Piggalette
 |  May 20, 2007 at 05:44 AM

how can a stuffed animal be creeepy? Ok, it it looked like 'chucky' maybe. I think these are great for anyone, but especially those whom can not have the real darlings for whatever reason. i have two cats, and want one of these 'fake' ones too. (no food or litter, and should get along well with the other cats?)..Also, I'd LOVE to have one at the office. Like the lady in the pic.

Kimmypage
 |  May 20, 2007 at 05:54 AM

My mom bought one of those for my grandma and she LOVES it! I also thought it was strange!

Addy N.
 |  May 20, 2007 at 05:57 AM

These remind me of those Japanese electronic virtual babies--anyone remember those? It was a little round (square?) thing, about an inch by an inch that complained when it was hungry and you had to feed it tend to it when it had a stomach ache etc. Eventually if you ignored it, it would die or something. Amusing for a while, then very irritating and guilt producing. I eventually nabbed the one my daughter had one night and hid it deep in the trash can, knowing it was crying for food and would soon die. Horrible little creations. These are better since they're just comatose, look happy and make no demands.

pkeli
 |  May 20, 2007 at 06:09 AM

Ok, as if my boss didn't think I was crazy enough.....let me show up with a stuffed, snoring puppy to keep on my desk at work! Where does the woman in that ad work - I want to apply there!

paula
 |  May 20, 2007 at 06:14 AM

Awwww!!! I want one....

Sissy
 |  May 20, 2007 at 06:44 AM

I can understand why Dexter might have thought they were made of real fur. I thought the same thing at first too. I've seen real fur ones that look very similar but don't "breathe" like these. They are all over cheap gift shops. On close examination, the fur on these definitely looks acrylic so it's all good. If a little weird.

Snarla
 |  May 20, 2007 at 06:47 AM

Pkeli -- you are talking about a Tamagotchi or a Nanopet/Gigapet, right?

Laura-Kathleen
 |  May 20, 2007 at 06:49 AM

I hope these aren't among the lot found to have been made from actual pet fur. That would be extra super creepy.

Margaret
 |  May 20, 2007 at 07:08 AM

Laura-Kathleen--Holy crap! I had no idea these things still existed. The virtual "thing" that my daughter had was a Nano Kitty, I think, or even some earlier version of this. http://www.motivesoft.demon.co.uk/cyberzoo/nano.htm It was 20 years ago and I think I mis-remember some of the details. I sort of want to get one of these again just to mess with it. Creepy-assed things.....

pkeli
 |  May 20, 2007 at 07:15 AM

That woman has been in that cubical WAAAAAAY too long..

Suzie
 |  May 20, 2007 at 07:36 AM

Hmmm. I need one of those for my Mom. She had to move to a nursing home a two and a half months ago and misses her kitties terribly.
Thanks Meg I hadn't seen them before. "Note to self: go to mall more often even if you don't have to shop for the kids anymore. HEhehe"

Annie
 |  May 20, 2007 at 07:37 AM

hey whatever turns you on.

Its not for me.

Paula, my boss has been threatening to call the men in the white coats (just b/c I have a cat purse, umbrella, calendar and earrings, jeez...) but this might do it for him

metsakins
 |  May 20, 2007 at 08:14 AM

metsakins, What!!! No Kitty shirts? I think with no kitty shirt too the boss cannot call the men in white coats.

Annie
 |  May 20, 2007 at 08:21 AM

Yeah, I think they're creepy. They look like dead stuffed cats.

Rachel
 |  May 20, 2007 at 08:34 AM

That is awesome. I have a bear that does that.

Shannon Johnson
 |  May 20, 2007 at 08:35 AM

paula and metsakins - I'm with you too... I work with a whole bunch of cpa's. Can you say conservative? And then there's me... vegetarian, liberal, cat rescue lady, with 10 cats and two guinea pigs... just guess what the bosses think of me! bwahahahahahaaha....

ceejoe
 |  May 20, 2007 at 08:51 AM

I also see these at car washes. I could understand a gift shop, or toy shop, but carwash? They even have little accessories, like beds!

Reminds me of those FurReal friends. http://www.hasbro.com/furreal/

Do we have a category for creepy but cute? ;)

TAJ
 |  May 20, 2007 at 09:07 AM

Yeah, it's a little odd. But consider the elderly in nursing homes or living alone. They have no one to talk to, & they're terribly lonely. I don't see the harm in this. Everyone knows its not real. So did you when you took that bear to bed with you when you were 4. But it brought comfort, and made you feel less alone, right?

musicchick2
 |  May 20, 2007 at 09:11 AM

i saw one of those! they are sooooooooo realistic!!!

Matthew
 |  May 20, 2007 at 09:21 AM

I saw these at Walgreens in Nov/Dec at Christmas time for $20. I wanted one soooooooooooo badly, but I could NOT justify spending (wasting?) $20 on a fake cat that looks like a real sleeping one. Eventhough it was sooooooooooooooo cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!! But so can't spend the money... but soooo cuuute!... but so can't spend the money... but soooo cuuuute...!

Never did get one. :( Damn they're cute! I still want one, but would feel so guilty for getting one I'd never enjoy it. Maybe the new catagory should be stupid-cute? LOL

I still want one...

DaynaWayna
 |  May 20, 2007 at 09:43 AM

I *think* and *hope* this is the first time I have to be a nuff, but I really don't like these things. I always thought they were creepy but then right around Christmas ('05!) there was a bit on the national news that some of them were made from real dog and cat fur and there was nothing that could be done about it. Now they just (I'm really sorry) disgust me AND creep me out. More posts please? So these can scoot downscreen, lol? (I do like the idea for senior citizen's homes tho. On fake furred ones...)

Shannon
 |  May 20, 2007 at 09:52 AM

I got one for my Mother-in-law, and she loved it. However, her Yorkie did not, and she had to get rid of it.

Hellbound Alleee
 |  May 20, 2007 at 09:57 AM

I can't help but feel a little twinge of paternal sadness. It's like they'll never wake up, never run around or anything. I think I'd be awfully depressed by one of those things, despite how cute they look (or because of how cute they look).

My perfect pet would have to be alive, for starters. :P

redbone
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:03 AM

These are so creepy they are made with REAL RABBIT FUR :( I would pass on these, people.

lovecat
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:07 AM

Good lord people, it's fake fur! It doesn't even come close to looking real!

Some people here need a reality check, methinks.

Merriwyth Calliope
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:20 AM

eeesh, I really hope it's not one that is made of real fur. The faces are sort of cute but there is something melancholy about it too. Makes me feel sad and I don't know why.

Thank God I have a real pet. I would hate to live somewhere that cats are verboten.

crazy sheep
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Barring some sort of conspiracy, it's not real fur: http://www.perfectpetzzz.com/support.asp?id=3a

I kind of want one for my tiny apartment!

Sadie
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Again, people, Not Real.

You could simply read the website to find out rather than trying to troll comments.

http://www.perfectpetzzz.com/support.asp?id=3a

Merriwyth Calliope
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:28 AM

My dry cleaner has the spaniel "sleeping" in their window. I thought it was a real puppy for the longest time. D'oh!

Dustbunny
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:48 AM

I've seen these things a long time ago. First I thought it was neat/cute...then I found it to be creepy..the sad, dead-looking,breathing stuffed animal that never wakes up. XD If you sit there and watch one breathe for awhile, you'll see what I mean. XD lol oh well.

Sabella
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:52 AM

Ohmigosh, those creep me out soooo bad! One of the kiosks in the mall sells them, and my 4 year old niece always wants to pet them, but I'm always like GAH! Because they look like little dead pets!

Gabby Kang
 |  May 20, 2007 at 10:59 AM

I join those who think these are creepy. When I first saw one, all I could think of was that it looked like a dying puppy. Gross. If I were in a nursing home and someone gave me one of these as a substitute for a living thing, I would commit suicide.

Another Angela
 |  May 20, 2007 at 11:08 AM

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