Friday, February 10, 2012
4342. Pound Purry White Cat
Pound Puppies and Pound Purries were all the rage in the mid to late 80s. The stuffed dogs had floppy ears and big puppy-dog eyes. Both the puppies and kitties had collars and came in an assortment of colors. Some even had spots (for dogs) or stripes (for cats). Each Pound Puppy/Purry came in a cardboard carrying case with adoption papers. In addition to the regular size, smaller versions were also released. With all the Pound Puppies/Purries success, knock-offs started appearing, but true Pound Puppies had an embroidered heart with PP (for Pound Puppies/Purries) and either a dog (for Puppies) or cat (for Purries) on their lower back.
Based on the same premise as the Pound Puppies, a kid was bamboozled into adopting a kitty cat before it was gassed and used as fertilizer. Although not as popular as the dogs, these plush cats had their own accessories as well.