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Cute eating, whimpering, and sleeping sounds also make Snuggles utterly lovable. Speaking of lovable, listen carefully for a special secret message that your puppy "says" to you after some extra loving snuggles.
The next best thing about My Dream Puppy, is the gender-neutral design. My five-year-old son loves this puppy almost as much as my seven-year-old daughter! A box with purple and gold design, a blue collar and blue bottle make this toy less "traditionally girly" (I do dislike making colours gender-specific, but I think you hear what I'm saying).
Our less favourite aspect of this toy is the "mechanical" sounds it makes when moving, closing its eyes, and even breathing. My younger kids didn't seem to notice, but the first thing my nine-year-old (and I) noticed was the whirring sounds. Not loud enough to over-power the intended sounds, but not subtle either.
Here's what the company has to say: "Hi! I'm Snuggles, your Dream Puppy! I move and feel just like a real puppy. Hold me in your arms and give me a hug. You wont be able to resist my big blue expressive eyes. Feed me with my bottle and I'll fall asleep in your arms and dream about you! I'm looking for someone just like you to be my best friend. I even come with an adoption certificate for you to fill in make me your own!
Snuggles is the no mess pup who loves to be loved! Snuggles moves, feels and responds just like a real puppy does. With a pat of the head or a rub of the tummy, Snuggles behaves in different ways. Realistic and fully interactive, all Snuggles needs is a best friend like you!"
If you're careful with the box, it can be saved and used for ongoing play with your puppy. It is shaped like a kennel, and the image inside the box looks like a blanket and doggy bed. Instructions suggest not allowing children to sleep with the toy, so our kids also created an extra doggy bed with a box we had at home.