Brisbane's Cuddle Clone arrived last week, and it is amazing! For those unaware, Cuddle Clones makes custom stuffed animals and figurines of pets. They are, no exaggeration, seriously amazing.
If you have a purebred dog, especially a common breed, it's pretty easy to find a stuffed animal that looks like your dog. All I have to do to find plush Ru lookalikes is check the thrift stores for some of those promotional Taco Bell stuffed chihuahuas. Mutts are one of a kind though, so there's no stuffed Brisbanes. At least there weren't.
|Photo by Erin Koski|
Cuddle Clones did a truly amazing job with this stuffy. Their order form asks for several pictures taken from different angles to get the markings correct. They also ask you to describe your pet's most important features. I mentioned Brisbane's fluffy earbeards, his butt floof, and that his tail curls up over his back when he's excited.
I received a truly amazing stuffed version of my dog. They got all the features I mentioned, and so much more. The fur texture is just right, the markings are just right, it even has dark areas on the belly where Brisbane's skin has darkened. The stuffed Briz has wire armature that makes it posable.
The order form gave three options for stuffed dog poses, they can be laying, sitting, or standing. However, their gallery shows some unique poses as well. They don't just make dogs and cats, either. There are Cuddle Clones of horses, cows, chickens, pigs, lizards, birds, and fish. They even make stuffed versions of virtual animals!
The price tag for a custom stuffy is pretty high, my Brisbane was $250, but the quality and craftsmanship that went into the creation are clearly worth it. I know I won't have my beautiful Brisbane for much longer, and this plush version will be nice to have when he's no longer at my side.