It is perhaps one of the most enduring Christmas present cliches: everyone wants a puppy for Christmas. It doesn’t matter how old they are — from young children to retired adults, there’s a small part of everyone who secretly (or not-so-secretly) hopes that there will be just one box on Christmas morning that practically opens itself, barking and drawing attention in a way that is unmistakable and practically dream-like.
For young children, however, a puppy may not be the most practical choice of gifts. And many young parents simply don’t live in a home where a puppy is a good idea or even allowed by landlords or other regulations. For these children and their families, there is the Fur Real Cookie puppy. It’s lifelike, animated, and responds naturally to a child’s (or your) interactions and cues.
Lifelike Responses to a Child’s Interactions
Many children are already used to taking care of “virtual” pets, as the Moshi Monsters game increases in popularity online. But the Fur Real Cookie takes those interactions off the screen and puts them right into a child’s real-world play dates. It responds to a squeaky toy (with excited barking and chewing) as well as chewing toys like bones. When a child scratches her cheek, she’ll turn toward their hand just as an actual puppy would do in the same circumstance
And when your child talks to the puppy and engages it in conversation, it’ll reply with what the company terms “puppy babble.” It’ll make cute, barking, mumbling noises that almost sound like its own language. Children will feel as if the puppy is really interacting with them and responding to their emotions and commands.
Other Lifelike Movements
Of course, no puppy would be complete without the occasional barking, tail-wagging, and curious head movements that indicate an inquisitive mind that’s always exploring and thinking of ways to cause mischief. The Fur Real Cookie comes with all of these things as standard features, with one exception: it causes far less mischief than its real-life counterparts. And it’s far more lifelike than your child’s typical Moshi Monsters puppy. Though online games are certainly popular among young children and older adults alike, nothing replaces the ability to actually interact with, and play with, a puppy.
Moshi Monsters is a great way to introduce your child to interacting with animals, and the Fur Real Cookie is a great way to give them a more in-depth introduction to what it’s like to have their very own pet.
Think of it as Practise
Even if your child isn’t yet ready for anything more than a Moshi Monsters puppy and a Fur Real Cookie lifelike toy, these things will serve as important and effective “practise” for the day when you do come home with an actual puppy who requires care, attention, and nurturing. Your child will learn how to respond to its cues in advance, and they’ll be prepared for each of its quirks. Perhaps the Fur Real Cookie is the best way to prepare your child for that ultimate Christmas dream: a real, live puppy under the Christmas tree on Christmas Day.
The tradition of producing animated, electronic puppy toys dates back at least fifteen years, but as technology has improved, so have these toys. The Fur Real Cookie puppy pet is by far the most lifelike and realistic puppy toy on the market today. Its response to real-world cues is lifelike and instant, and its electronic parts don’t take away from the soft, cuddle-friendly features that should be expected of both a plus toy and a puppy.
For children who have been begging for a puppy for Christmas, the Fur Real Cookie is an excellent compromise — or an excellent introduction to the world of pet ownership for young children.