Barbie pet, playscale, felt red and white Pekingese dog
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Eve’s Little Friend

When my husband and I got married, and I made to the move across the ocean to be with him, I had to surrender my passport, and wait for the powers that be to decide if I could stay in the country or not.  I thought the break from school and work would be nice, a few months to refresh myself and settle into my new life.  Nearly a year later, I was going stir crazy, and I was in for another six month wait.

My husband and I decided to go ahead and adopt a dog, and he’s been a treasured companion ever since.  It only seemed natural that Eve have a pet as well, as my little guy is such a big part of my life.

Mattel brown and white plastic barbie doll dog companion

Unfortunately, the image above shows off exactly what I was able to find, locally.  While I like the big, sad eyes and the over-sized head—very similar to the Barbie dolls themselves, in that sense—it’s not quite what I was looking for and, when in images with Eve, looked exactly like what it is:  plastic.

Thankfully, for the picky folks out there, there are other options.  And yes, some of them—though certainly not all—are budget-friendly.  Like so many other treasures, I found this cute, little, felt fellow via Etsy:

Barbie pet, playscale, felt red and white Pekingese dog

Barbie pet, playscale, felt red and white Pekingese dog

He’s not very poseable, but with a little creativity, he can look fairly realistic.  I’m actually considering getting a second one made, in a sleeping position, as that’s what my dog does most of the time.  Right now, he’s snoring with his head resting on my foot under the desk.

For those of you concerned about dog hair, they may not be the right choice as they do shed a little bit.  That being said, my clothes—and Eve’s, sometimes, for that matter—are already covered by actual dog hair, so there’s nothing new for either of us in that regard.

Barbie pet, playscale, felt red and white Pekingese dog

Barbie pet, playscale, felt red and white Pekingese dog

I’m really pleased with this little guy; I’ve decided his name should be Krull, a big-dog attitude deserves a big-dog name.  If anyone has tips on where I can find accessories for him, like a leash with a harness or some such, please let me know.

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