About that Christmas gift…

Dear Brother and Sister-in-law,

It was early on black Friday when Ryan and I entered the Target toy aisle. It was crowded. We were looking around when I saw it.

It was the perfect gift for your daughter, my 4 y/o niece.

I picked it up and it looked at me.

I jumped a little.

A lady near me looked at me questioningly.

I said, “It is disturbing, but it won’t be at my house”.

She smiled a knowing smile.

I put it in the cart.

It continued to look at me and occasionally meow.

Later, in the minivan, it continued to “meow” around every corner.

Every corner for 5 days since I forgot to take it out of the back.

It freaks out adults, but enchants children.

It is the Fur Real Kitty Cat.

Here is a sneak peak at my generosity:

The toy has a very disturbing Pet Sematary vibe…

…which is only worsened by the “I really ‘come to life’” tag line.

I had no idea that Stephen King was now designing toys.

Sweet dreams.




  1. goooooood girl says:

    your blog is very good……

  2. Eudea-Mamia says:

    Toys R Us has the dog counterpart. Eerie.

    I so love buying for the nieces/nephews knowing it won’t be me with the therapy bills later. Then my kids open their Uncle’s presents…

  3. spinning in our own direction says:

    You are SOOO mean!!!! Onlya loving sister can a buya toy like that. I looked at the Fur- real dog “biscuit” for Harleya nd Hailey but they wanted $200 for that sucker.. so I got a Hanna Montana Guitar karoke machine and piano instead if i cna’t freak them out at least I will make it loud

  4. Reminds me of the “Peek A Boo Big Bird” that rode in the back of our jeep for 6 hours. Note to self: Take OUT his batteries at the next rest stop….tired of hearing “Peek-A-Boo!” every time we drive under an overpass!!!!

  5. jill jill bo bill says:

    That is too scary/cute. Kinda like Don King. Or not.

  6. LOL Holly. Those animals creep me out too. Not going to be one in our house this Christmas… I hope.

  7. Manic Mommy says:

    God, I wish I’d seen that for my niece! Maybe we’ll donate her gift to toys for tots and go again.

    Actually, I have a brother and BIL that I can’t wait to have babies so I can give them all the noisy toys!

  8. PASS! Just looking at that thing creeps me out!

  9. T with Honey says:

    Princess loves this cat. I have this suspicion that one of my dear aunts or uncles has one waiting for her. My mom was the oldest and has sent many annoying toys to live at her siblings’ homes and they like to pay her back via her granddaughter.

  10. ComfyMom~Stacey says:

    Oh my goodness! That is so creepy!
    Yet so PERFECT for my purposes. I think one or more of my nieces might be getting one for Christmas this year. My brother & I have a contest going for who can give the others' kids the most annoying toy.

    I won last year with Boomwhackers (noisy AND violent). I think I can keep the crown this year with the kitty.

  11. I agree with previous posters… Steven King’s Pet Cemetery immediately came to mind with this one…. IT is that creepy…

  12. The Glamorous Life says:

    Of course it keeps meowing- you keep hitting the box!

    Seriously…this is cool animatronics for the home. Do you think they make a For-Real Husband that says things like “You are hotter than when we met”….now that would sell like hotcakes…


  13. Headless Mom says:

    Eeeew. So glad my boys don’t want one.

  14. kelliebean says:

    That’s the kind of thing my mother-in-law would buy for my kids…

  15. LOL…Stephen King designing toys…priceless! It’s that kind of line that keeps me coming back for more (even though I should get off the computer and do something productive in real life). 😉

  16. MoscowMom says:

    Tee hee! Leave it you, Holly, to find such great blogging fodder in Christmas shopping! I’m looking forward to more… HINT, HINT!

    I can’t personally go shopping for any Christmas presents in America, so it’s all done over the internet and the boxes are waiting when we arrive just in time for Christmas…

    Humor me and amuse me with more tales from Target!

  17. On a limb with Claudia says:


    That’s really making money off the dead.

  18. Beth (A Mom's Life) says:

    Creeeeeeepy! And this post made me LOL!

  19. the botticelli babe says:

    I am so glad I caught this post – The Girl had this on her list and I didn’t know what it was. I am so glad I can in good conscience go ahead and NOT tell her grandmother about this.

  20. Issas Crazy World says:

    You mad at them or something?

    I wouldn’t let that thing in my house. I walked by a few in the car and I swear their eyes were following me.

  21. Scary Mommy says:

    That is one freaky cat.

    I may seriously get it for my husband- he’s pestering me for another pet and that’s as close as he’s gonna get.

  22. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins says:

    Wow. Chills. (Oh, wait – that’s cuz my office is FREEZING!)

    There are some baby dolls that coo when you touch or move them – they freaked out my 1yo at Target the other day. Disturbing trend! DISTURBING!

  23. Holly Jahangiri says:

    Oh. My. G-d. That is the funniest thing…wonder if they’ll do a dog, too, and we can really play Pet Sematary together?

    — Wednesday Addams

  24. The Stiletto Mom says:

    Ah…the creepy cat…we have been fighting that particular battle for over a year now. Why do we need it if we have a real one?

    My biggest battle was with a Furbie. One night, it was oh about 3am, Furbie woke up and kept saying, “I scared, I scared”. I thought it was one of my kids so I went racing out of bed only to find Furbie yammering on and on. I looked at Furbie, said “You really should be scared…” and ripped the batteries out of him and threw them away. Which makes me a Furbie murderer. But I don’t care, he had it coming to him.

  25. Jennifer H says:

    Okay, dolls freak me out enough. I couldn’t sleep with that thing in the house. That’s a horror movie just waiting to happen.

    Dear god, make it stop. {{{{{shudders}}}}}

  26. Jenni Jiggety says:

    Creeeeeeepy! God I hope nobody buys that for my kids…

  27. Elizabeth says:

    Tilly is a Cat-a-holic…we already have 4 or 5 meowing kitties and several “teachable” dogs, too. This year the nice quiet American Girl dolls are requested…and Snorkie wants
    Wall-e…I can handle that one.
    Blessings, E

  28. Remember those huge Kermit the Frog dolls at Macy’s about four years ago? An aunt gave us one. Pinch his hand and he says “has anybody seen Miss Piggy?” and four other things. I heard one of the other things in the middle of the night once, doing a child check, and stepped on Kermie’s hand. He went “YAAAYYYYY” as only Kermie can do. Time for a clothing change for Mommy.

    Thanks for the laugh, Holly!

  29. Love it!

    I worked really hard before I had my kids not to get my niece and nephew loud, scary, annoying toys because I knew one day I’d have kids of my own and my sister would be able to get me back. She obviously forgot about that because she gets my kids every loud, annoying, scary toy there is. Now it is no holds bar at Christmas and birthdays!

  30. Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge says:

    Ooh, very creepy… but all too familiar. We have two Fur Real pets in our house. One bunny and one cat. Only, the cat we got from the Goodwill, and one of it’s eyes doesn’t close all the way. Sometimes it reminds me of a pet version of Chukky.

  31. my dog would have a heart attack

  32. Elaine A. says:

    OMG – My G would LOVE this. But me. No so much. He’s currently OBSSESED with cats, kittend, feline of any kind…

    Funny about leaving it in your Car! HA HA HA!

  33. Corey~living and loving says:

    oh my word. Thanks for the giggles. Glad it won’t be at my house. LOL

  34. Weaselmomma says:

    You are twisted! I mean that in a good way.

  35. LOL. yeah, I won’t be buying one of those anytime soon. That kind of gives me the creeps.

  36. That is so messed up – and my daughters would be screeching that they want one if they’d happened to walk by just now. Hooray! THey didn’t!

  37. ha ha ha ha ha 😉
    I love you and I am so glad that you aren’t in my family… but then again…


  38. Auds at Barking Mad says:

    I am going to get one of those, if for nothing else, to annoy the crap out of my husband, who went and bought the Little Imp, not ONE but TWO of those damn Panda cub and Lion cub Fur Real (think that’s who makes them – they are made by Wowwee) cubs t hat make the MOST annoying noises ever!

    I kinda hate lifelike animal toys. Dolls too! Baby Alive is one of the creepiest!

  39. It hope no one things IT should reside in my house after the holidays for my own 4-year-old girl. {{{Shudder.}}}

  40. OMG! I’m so glad you sent me that, it totally put the biggest smile on my face!!!

    I LOVE finding freaky stuff like that.!

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