Having a cute pet is priceless. Having a cute toy is also priceless. Having a cute pet which has its own cute toy… well that’s just unbeatable cuteness right there. Some pets love their toys so much that no matter how big they get they never grow out of them. Seeing a furry friend with their own cuddly companions can warm even the coldest hearts.
We think that we’re the only creatures who form deep personal bonds with inanimate objects, but here are 50 examples of pets who form life-long bonds with their toys.
1) Lucky Duck
This adorable kitten with his friend the duck grew into and adorable CAT (still with his friend the duck). Isn’t it so cute how they go from basically the same size to the toy being tiny for Mr. Adult Cat?
2) Clearly This One Has Been Loved!
This stuffed toy is showing its age! While the puppy grew up to be an equally adorable dog, its toy didn’t age quite so well. It’s clear that they have been inseparable for a long time!
3) Cruizin’ For a Snoozin’
Looks like this old fellow still loves to sleep next to his favourite little toy, although it looks like to him it wasn’t always so little.
4) Another Yellow Duck Friendship
What is it about these yellow duck toys that kitties love so much? Maybe there’s a gap in the market for prospective pet-toy manufacturers? And this cat is in the exact same position in each photo!
5) Action Man Has Seen Some Action!
It looks like this young pup’s toy has not survived his affections. Action Man is supposed to withstand a lot of danger, but this may have been a tad too much peril!
6) These Two Photos Are Only 9 Months Apart!
Wow this little pup grew up quickly! From being a little tike gnawing on this giant toy, to being much larger than it is. The first photo was taken when Pup was 3 months old, and the second when it turned 1!
7) This Kitten Has Way Out-Grown Its Friend!
How adorable is this picture? The kitten is so tiny with its toy being nearly its own size. But now look how giant the fully grown cat is in comparison. Plus the cat looks like it’s having more fun with it than ever!
8) Monkey See, Monkey…Chew?
This cute kitten not only grew into its own ears, but its companion too! Apparently friends are forever, but faces, maybe not!
9) Froggy Friend
This froggy friend is apparently for life with this kitten. Even fully grown, these two are inseparable.
10) Doggo Likes To Keep It Tropical
I presume this isn’t the same coconut, but this doggo clearly enjoys sinking his teeth into one of these. Too bad this dog isn’t a HUSKY!…Sorry, terrible joke…
11) A Pal For Life!
This Mofumin pillow is a lucky one to get this much life-long love! That’s an eternal friendship right there.
12) Cow ‘Til Now
There’s no telling why this odd cow toy is so important to this cute fella, but only one year later you can see they’re still inseparable.
13) Getting Off On The Right Shoe
This particular shoe seems to be of great significance to this wee feline. I guess this kitty couldn’t kick these kicks!
14) Bear Necessities
This pup-to-dog transformation shows that you don’t have to grow out of your childhood comforts. In fact, you may even grow much larger than them!
15) Cat + Box = Classic Combo
This kitten did not outgrow its favorite box. In fact, it kind of grew into it! The interest that cats have in boxes is one of life’s great mysteries.
16) This Lion Has Seen Better Days!
How adorable is this before and after? The puppy used to be nearly the same size as his toy, but now he has grown MUCH bigger. Although he does look guilty in that second picture. Maybe it’s because of the state of his lion pal…
17) No Mistaking This Blue Toy!
Don’t you just want to be this pupper’s friend? These two photos were taken nine months apart and show that while you can grow up, you don’t need to grow out of your toys.
18) Not A Conventional Toy, But…
Similar to the relationship between cats and boxes, they have the most remarkable ability to have the most fun with random objects. This young kitty apparently never grew out of liking plastic water bottle wraps. At least that’s a cheap cat toy!
19) They Used To Look Nearly Identical!
In the first picture these could almost be two puppies of the same litter! Now however, the size difference is massive. It’s a bit easier to tell them apart these days…
20) Old Friends, Still Together
Look at those snuggles! These two are clearly inseparable, and this cat clearly could not be parted from its favorite play-thing.
21) I’ve Never Seen A Kitty Snuggle A Toy So Tightly!
I don’t know who’s softer, this kitty or its fluffy toy. This cat obviously sees its toy as a kindred spirit. Look how peacefully it sleeps on it like a pillow.
22) I Don’t Know… This Black Cat Seems Pretty Lucky…
When your BFF stands for Best Fluffy Friend, it could just be for life! This kitty is clearly enamored with its favorite toy.
23) The “String Theory”
In this case the theory is that a cat that enjoys a piece of string will enjoy it for the rest of its life. This is Stevie the cat, who conclusively proves this theory to be true.
24) Another Cat And Box Relationship
Here’s another adorable image of a cat that just couldn’t grow out if its favorite four-walled space. It’s amazing how cats can seemingly be made of liquid at times filling up every gap in that box!
25) When The Toy Grows Too
Usually in this list the pets outgrow the toys. However in this image, the toy has had an upgrade too! It’s rare to see a pet and toy who actually grow up together.
26) Myla Had A Little Lamb
Well Myla may have grown up, but she still can’t seem to get enough of her little “lambchop”! The grin on her face says that she’s in her element with her favorite toy.
27) Kaylee Beth and her Betht Friend!
This little polka dot puppy is obviously super important to this black lab. She may have grown MUCH larger than her toy, but still can’t seem to get enough of it.
28) Mickey And Friend
This young pug named Mushu is clearly so fond of its toy that it will not part with it. Seriously, how adorable can you get as a puppy? Maybe The Disney Channel should produce programmes for puppers to enjoy.
29) This Pug Seems Protective Of His Toy!
Well they clearly have a bond, but Tucker seems very territorial over his duck play-thing. Hey, that could be a new buddy-cop show! “Tuck and the Duck”
30) Carrot With Your Sausage?
Mr. Carrot has apparently always been one of Frank’s fave toys. I wonder if Frank is short for Frankfurter? Please let it be short for Frankfurter…
31) Sleepy Then, Sleepy Now
Baine and his moose are pals for life. While he does seem to be a sleepy boy, at least he’s got his trusty moose pal to be a companion into the world of doggy dreams!
32) Jack’s “Lucky” Friend
Well now it seems that Jack is a lot bigger than his friend “Lucky”. Once upon a time he was waaaaay smaller than his stuffed friend, but now it seems he just needs him there for safe keeping.
33) One Blue Eye, One Brown
This beauty with one blue eye and one brown eye has certainly grown a lot over the course of a year. It still seems however, to need its trusty Ewok toy.
34) When Zoey Met Her BFF
This pup will take her toy wherever she goes. Talk about inseparable, it seems as if Zoey won’t leave her stuffed friend for a second.
35) Moose On The Loose
Another little duck that’s got all the luck! Moose here loves his little duck friend and has for some time. Probably will forever!
36) Old Reliable!
This toy has been with this adorable retriever for its whole life, and probably will be for a long time! It’s just a simple chew-toy… or is it… a best friend?
37) The Story Of Jenny And Penny
The story of Jenny the dog and Penny the Pig is pretty simple, but very adorable. Once upon a time there was a dog named Jenny who loved a pig named Penny…the end!
I know that doesn’t quite make sense, but neither does the friendship between this doggo and a simple lamp! I guess they just have an indescribable bond?
39) Defensive Kitty
This cat has definitely grown up to be protective his his favorite…sexy slipper? This does appear to be a life-long bond. For some reason…