Posted on September 18, 2017

Bugs Designs his Dream Pet


I’ve been blogging here now for seven years and those seven years have brought us some incredible opportunities but the one I am going to tell you about today is probably one of our favourites! Bugs was asked by the lovely people at Petplan to design his very own dream pet. Well he spent ages thinking about this, not satisfied with an ordinary pet he finally designed his very own pet monster called Patch…

I didn’t tell Bugs why I had asked him to design his dream pet or what was going to happen to his dream pet because I wanted it to be a massive surprise for him. I knew it was going to take a few weeks and we all know how impatient 7 years olds can be 😉

Petplan brought Bugs’ dream pet to life by turning him into a soft toy. Bugs could not believe what he was opening, it took him a few seconds to realise that it was his dream pet Patch that he had designed a few weeks earlier!

How amazing does he look? We cannot believe how he is exactly the same as Bugs’ drawing and he is so incredibly well made! Patch is going to be treasured forever!

Who are Petplan?

Since Petplan’s inception in 1976, their priority has been to keep the nation’s pets healthy and their owners happy. By offering the very best pet insurance policies and great customer service they have helped millions of owners get their beloved pets back on their feet following illness and injury.

If you have pets then make sure you check out Pet Insurance from Petplan… Patch won’t be needing any insurance but your real life dream pets do, especially if you want to avoid getting huge veterinary bills 🙂

A big big thank you to Petplan for giving us this opportunity and bringing Bugs’ dream pet to life! He absolutely loves Patch

* This post has been possible thanks to Petplan, but all thoughts are my own.

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  • Reply Emma jones October 7, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Oh this is so so lovely! What an original thing to have! I would have loved this for me!! x

  • Reply Laura September 25, 2017 at 2:51 am

    This is so cool! What a lovely thing for him to have, well done PetPlan.

  • Reply Sarah September 23, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    This is the sweetest idea and has come at a perfect time. Amelie was almost in tears tonight as she’s decided she wants a pet so I will look at this xx

  • Reply Beth @ September 23, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Oh wow! That is an awesome idea! My kids would love to design their own pet! How cute is Bugs’ pet though?

  • Reply Kira September 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    This is so cool! Alessia would love to do something like this x

  • Reply Penny September 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Aw that is brilliant! My daughter did one and she absolutely loves it still a year on!

  • Reply Lu Lovely September 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Patch is amazing!!!!!! My children would burst for something like this. What a lovely opportunity.
    Also, 7 years blogging! Congrats ?

  • Reply Little B & Me September 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    That is SO fantastic!
    My son can’t draw yet so we would end up with something that resembles a tumble weed haha!

    I love your sons design its AMAZING,
    Fab post to bring awareness to PETPLAN !

  • Reply Cass Bailey September 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Aw we did this a while ago and it was so much fun to see the finished result x x

  • Reply Emma | The Mini Mes and Me September 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    We did similar a while back and Minxy decided to make a unicorn! It’s such a great thing to design your piece and have it made x

  • Reply Steph Curtis September 18, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Very creative. My girls loved doing theirs too, such a fab opportunity! I agree with Leyla, which it was more accessible for anyone x

  • Reply Jen Walshaw September 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    This is so precious. I did this with my best friends six year old and he sleeps with his!

  • Reply Erica Price September 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    How fabulous! Love the colours he chose and the toy really brings them to life.

  • Reply Emma September 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    That is so cool! What a great idea. x

  • Reply Leyla Preston September 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I did this too with the boys. What a great idea to get kids to design their dream pets. I wish there was an actual business who offered bespoke dream pets like this. I love the concept 🙂

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