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Prarie Dog Handmade Plush Toy

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Prarie Dog Handmade Plush Toy

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See all of our Our Handmade Stuffed Animals at the index page.

 
Stuffe & Nonsense are no longer operating and cannot accept orders. Pages for the plush figures we made are still online for reference. If you bought from us in the past, Thank You! We hope you have enjoyed the soft sculpture art.

Blacktail prarie dog of mohair or alpaca, about 10 inches tall.

Prairie dogs are a very social animal, living as they do in an extensive network of burrows called a prairie dog "town". They post lookouts (almost everything larger considers them lunch) while they forage on the surface, then dive below when danger nears. Prairie dogs are cute friendly little guys who can walk on a leash.

Ranchers and farmers (and those whose homes are encroaching on their territory) tend to regard the prairie dog as a nusiance to be extirpated. To our horror, we learned that someone had developed a prairie dog sucker, a vacuum that pulled them out of their towns and shot them into bags, all at about 35 mph. The theory is that the prairie dogs are released unhurt at some other site. Nobody's asked the prairie dogs what they think about this. One episode of MST3K had Mike and the 'bots discussing (and demonstrating) this invention. Compared to poison gas, it's quite humane.

Stuffe & Nonsense stuffed animals are soft sculpture artist original designs, individually hand crafted in California by the Stuffe Staff. Due to medical issues and other priorities, we no longer make our own stuffed animals. If you already have one of our toys, we hope you treasure it.

The animals were constructed of mohair, wool, alpaca or high-quality synthetic fur. We have been accused of taxidermy, but be assured that all of our animals are fake! They are stuffed mainly with polyetheylene fiberfill; we may use glass or plastic beads to add weight. Faces are needle-sculpted for detailed shaping.

Stuffe & Nonsense Stuffemals often use glass eyes or include small costume parts and are not generally recommended for young children. If you do want one of our stuffemals for a small child, be sure to state so when ordering. Then we can be sure to use only safety eyes and avoid any problematic parts or materials.

Stuffe & Nonsense is an artisan business and every figure is an individual creation. We do not have a large inventory of materials, the available plush and fabrics vary, and we do adjust patterns to improve shape or details from time to time. We will sometimes have stuffemals on hand but will more likely need to make your figure on order. Completion time for stuffemal orders is usually 2 to 8 weeks, though it can take longer if we're busy and you're not in a hurry. This business is run in our so-called spare time so work hours are subject to extreme variation.