There’s nothing worse than having to say goodbye to a trusted friend and companion who has been with you for years. One who never judged you, was always there to cuddle up when you were marathoning your favourite show, who licked your face when you were feeling blue or purred nonstop just because you had time to hang out. Nope, we’re obviously not talking about that dude you met online. We’re talking about your dog or cat.
But what if you didn’t have to say goodbye? Not forever, anyhow. Enter Cuddle Clones, a new online shopping service that will recreate Fido and Fifi in stuffed animal form so that you can “love him and hug him and squeeze him forever.”
The best part? No long walks in the blizzard-like, sub-zero temperatures. No dealing with slippery poop bags. No more expensive organic cat food, trips to the vet or 5 a.m. wakeup calls to be let outside. Plus, all the cuddle time you want — on your own terms.
OK so having a stuffed animal replica is clearly not the same as owning an actual pet, but if you’ve had to say goodbye to your companion, this is a pretty cool thing to have — especially given how realistic looking they are. Now, you can remember the good times with a hug, rather than the standard, cold-looking urn or that dusty paperweight you had made from your pet’s ashes.
Getting yourself a snuggly Cuddle Clone will cost you anywhere from $130-$200 depending on the size of your order, but it’s a still a viable (and slightly less creepy) option to taxidermying your cat or dog for over a thousand bucks.
Have a picture of that pet you had as a kid? The site can tap into your nostalgia too, by delivering a remarkably similar looking plush toy. Seriously, we’re still getting over how much like the real thing these toys are.
Have an untraditional pet? Don’t worry, they cover those too.
We’ll happily cuddle them all. Well, maybe not that last one.
Oh, who are we kidding? C’mere spider.