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Russell the Dream Sheepdog Review & Giveaway


RRP: £34.99

Russell the Dream Sheepdog | Review 

Recently Ethan and I were sent the lovely Russell the Dream Sheepdog to review. Russell (if you haven't already heard all about him and his greatness to get children to sleep) is an adorable cuddly toy dog that features a soft changing warm glow in his chest. His glow gently lights up and alternates between a calming green and blue colour display. Which if your child is anything like mine, really helps little ones fall nicely to sleep, all by themselves!

Better still Russell has a voice recorder so us parents can create a personalised recording of ourselves or even record favourite songs or stories. Adam had a go at recording a little something for Ethan but lets just say it wasn't particularly calming (men, eh?!). So we've now recorded Ethans favourite lullaby on to Russell - which has gone down an absolute treat with him and I am sure it helps him to get to sleep by himself! 

The lights on Russell last for 30 minutes, which is brilliant because it's just enough time for E to fall asleep to. And it means I don't have to attempt to sneak into his room to press the button on again and risk waking him up! I never understand why some of these mobiles or toys that are made to help soothe your little ones to sleep only stay on for a couple of minutes..! With the recording - Russell repeats it 8 times and with 4 minutes recording time that equates to 32 minutes, which again, is just enough.

I've spoken so many times about how night lights and lullabies are what got Ethan to sleep independently, we got our bed back thanks to products just like Russell. And now that E has Russell in there with him - he's just an extra aid to provide comfort at night, but this time in the shape of a soft, cuddly dog friend. We love Russell and think he's brilliant for toddlers who are learning to sleep alone at night. 

Russell the Dream Sheepdog | Giveaway

Excitingly I have been told that I can run a giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win their own Russell the Dream Sheepdog! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter via the rafflecopter form below.. This giveaway is open to UK residents only and you need to read my giveaway disclaimer before entering. Thank you and good luck! (Winner will be announced via my blogs Facebook page after the closing date).






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141 comments

  1. It'd be for my twin daughter. They love Ewan so Russell would join our family x

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  2. I work in a special needs school for children who are visually impaired and have complex needs, many of whom I think this would be great for. For those with some vision, or even those without any - the soft material of the dog would make it ideal for those who require certain types of sensory feedback that they could get from squeezing, pressing or stroking the dog. The added feature of recording a message is again so great for my learners who learn through short phrases or songs, and this would also make a great calming toy or interaction toy to either develop communication or to help the learners to control their behaviour or anxieties :)
    rebecca-louise_xo@live.co.uk / @rebeccalouiseee
    autumnleaves-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I would love to win this for my 16 month old daughter as I think she would love it xx

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  4. It would be for my 6 month old daughter - hopefully it would help her sleep through the night!

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  5. My youngest daughter would absolutely adore him! We have a chihuahua and I carry her in my handbag - she would love to carry a doggie around too!

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  6. my son was inseparable from ewan when first born, he loved his sheep so much so this would be perfect step onwards, i know he would love him dearly!

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  7. This would be an amazing prize to win, I know my little boy would love it. Fingers crossed :)

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  8. My friends little boy - he is mad about dogs just now!

    Ashleigh

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  9. My youngest boy, our Collie is a little too old to be bothered with a toddler hug so Russell would be perfect and would give our own dog a rest!! lol

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  10. I'd love to win this for my best friend who has recently had a baby girl

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  11. Squeeee! I would love to win him for my Noah! He is obsessed with animals and would love love love Russell :)

    Jen
    www.chicgeekdiary.com

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  12. My daughter still has trouble with sleep and she's 3. I would have loved a Ewan when she was a baby but didn't manage to get one at the time. If not for her one of my best friends has had her first baby and she is struggling hugely with sleep so it would be a lovely gift. New follower and happy to find your blog! I started one when pregnant but after a few months had to stop. Now blogging again. I also am a proud veggie and a crazy cat lady. :) xx

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  13. I want to win for my neice I think she will love it

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  14. ive heard such good things about ewan so im sure russell will be the same and help settle my 4 week old!

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  15. I'd love to win this for my best friend's wee man :)

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  16. I would love this for my daughter, she would love a dog but we can't have one

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  17. For my daughter Isla - she'd LOVE him!! Great giveaway :)

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  18. I would love to win this for my Rainbow Baby Boy who's due in March ♥ I always wanted to get Ewan for my little boy who's now 3 but didn't have the free cash so winning Russell would be fab :) xx

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  19. I would love to win this for my little girl who is obsessed with dogs!

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  20. Would love to win for my daughter. Love the idea of recording her Daddy's voice on there for the times when he's away or not home to put her to bed!

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  21. I would love to win this fantastic prize. I am currently pregnant and know my baby will benefit from Russell so much xx

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  22. This is such a great idea! Baby D has just started to want something to cuddle at bedtime but is still finding it hard to settle himself so the voice recorder sounds fab! Would love it if you shared on #britmumsreviews aswell http://www.britmums.com/2014/09/reviews-round-something-everyone/

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  23. I'd love to win this for my little boy, Eli. It looks so sweet

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  24. For my little girl Emma - She adores dog's and the recorder feature is an excellent idea

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  25. I've got two children so it'd be hard to choose but as it's my son's birthday in November, I'd give it to him!

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  26. I would love to win this for my friends little boy. He suffers with Asthma and bad colic. He is 1 1/2 now and has never had a full nights sleep yet.

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  27. My daughter loved Ewan when she was younger so Russell would be great now she's a toddler.

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  28. Margaret McCormack17 October 2014 at 11:09

    My granddaughter. She'll be with me for a few days while her parents are away so the recorded message would be perfect at bedtime!!

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  29. My little lad would love this, so that's why I'd like it

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  30. I'd love to win this for my Daughter, she loves dogs!

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  31. daughter because she is an animal lover

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  32. Love to win this for my son to help get over his fear of dogs!

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  33. My gorgeous little niece Leah would love this.

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  34. I would like to win for my son

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  35. i think my grandaughter would love it

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  36. My little boy would love as so cute and cuddly

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  37. Pauline Burroughs17 October 2014 at 17:45

    I'd love to win this for my grandson, I know he'd love it x

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  38. for our grand-daughter Holly who would love it so much

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  39. Love to win this for my godson - he is in love with my own (proper) Collie and although he can't yet say Mummy or Daddy he can say Pip (my dog's name)

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  40. Love to win this for my beautiful granddaughter Bonnie,she is just over 7 months old & her mummy & daddy are trying to get her to sleep all night in her cot without going in with them,this would be perfect for them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. For my nephew who would adore this little pup!!

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  42. my son hopefully to help him sleep better xx

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  43. I would love to win Russell, he would be a Wonderful gift for my friend who is due her first baby. Getting a restful sleep is such an asset for children and adults.

    Rachel Craig

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  44. I'd like to win it for my twin granddaughters, cos they'd love him

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  45. My son would happily rehome this beautiful pup :)

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  46. For my grandson due in January, a lovely present from his nanna

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  47. For my granddaughter as it would make a gorgeous present and looks lovely and soft x

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  48. For my friend's lovely little daughter - I'm babysitting tonight and could have done with a Russell doggy to help her go to sleep! :)

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  49. perfect pressie for my little girl :D

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  50. this would be for my grandson as he would love him he hates the dark
    from samantha price

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  51. I'd lvoe to win this for my nephew as he loves dogs and this would definitely be his new sleep buddy :)

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  52. I would love to win this for my granddaughter, she would love it.
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  53. my daughter would love this looks great

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  54. I would love to win this for my bestie as she is expecting godson number 2 soon!

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  55. I would love to win this for my 4 month old son Max i think he would love him and would be agreat sleep aid

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  56. For my grandson who is crazy about dogs

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  57. I would love to win this for my daughter as she loves her stuffed toys and purple is her fav color

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  58. My daughter in laws sister has a little boy who would love this I think :)

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  59. For my 3 month old twin girls :)

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  60. For my 3 month old twin girls :)

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  61. my daughter-she loves dogs but we can't have on as I am allergic

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  62. I'd love to win this for my youngest, in the hope that he'll enjoy it when he arrives, and that he'll find it comforting & familiar when he moves from Moses basket to cot... :)

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  63. i would like to win this for my granddaughter ruby, she is a year old and hasnt slept more than a couple of hours at night since she was born to get her to go to sleep at night is a constant struggle and can take anything up to 2 hours, maybe this would calm her in her cot

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  64. my grandson harry who lives on a farm

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  65. Love to win for my daughter as she loves animals but cannot have a pet because we both work.

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  66. I would love to win it for my 3 boys, all aged under 3 as they all love dogs and he looks so cute.x

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  67. Would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  68. Linda F McGarrigle18 October 2014 at 14:00

    My little girl Gerrie who's 5 yrs old and loves dogs x

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  69. I would love to win this for my grand daughter who loves playing dogs and cats.

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  70. For my granddaughter, a terrible sleeper, Ewan might help, it would give her mum a bit of rest ( dad sleeps through LOL x)- and perhaps me as well, when I'm babysitting - I never had any problems with my two - so perhaps Ewan would help and she's a doggy little person xx

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  71. i want to be cool uncle rich so i want it for mt nephew thanks for chance xx

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  72. For my little nephew, his 1st soon and know he would give this a good home xx

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  73. My daughter as she won't settle in her bed again after waking up at night. Maybe the dog would change that

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  74. I Would Love to win this for my little one who is 2 and is Doggy Mad!!We have a little collection of different dogs who go everywhere with us but no sheepdog Yet!!Loving your lovely blogs and giveaways thanks Angel X(carroll marsh)

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  75. My little boy would love this, he loves dogs and cuddly toys!

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  76. I would love to win this for a little man who thinks the best place to sleep is with mummy regardless of the time of night .gently lifting him and popping him back into his own little bed does not always work and I think Russell the Dream Sheepdog might just have the magical touch !!

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  77. for my grandson he is not allowed a dog has a pet dog by the land lord of his moms property so this would be the nearest to his own little pet dog Barbara m

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  78. I'd like this for my youngest. We have 2 dogs & Russell would fit right in.

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  79. for my baby Grandson to go with Ewan the Dreamsheep!

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  80. I'm pregnant so would save it for my little one xx

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  81. I'd love it for my son

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  82. My son, we have a sheep dog and he would love this

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  83. my niece as she would love the colour of this dog and she is a rascal at bedtimes!

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  84. for my nephew whos also called Russell

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  85. with christmas fast approaching eek!! would be a nice present for one of my nieces :)

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  86. My niece would love this

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  87. I would like to win it for my daughter's foster baby to help them settle to sleep as life has been rather traumatic

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  88. Id like to win like to win for my best friends young son

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  89. For my friend who's baby is due on the 25th December, thought this would be a lovely gift!

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  90. My youngest son, i know he would love this

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  91. My 18 Month old son, he would love it x

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  92. My son would love this as we dog sit occasionally but don't have a dog of our own. x

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  93. For my niece, Scarlett - or Scarley warley as the family call her!! :-)

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  94. For my little boy who has autism as he struggles with getting to sleep.

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  95. I would give this to my niece as she would absolutely love it and would be a nice extra present for her for her birthday next month.

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  96. I'd love this for my 6 month old son. Sometimes he has trouble getting to sleep and this looks ideal.

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  97. I've heard so many good things about Ewan, and Russell is a great addition, my daughter would absolutely love him!

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  98. I would love to win this for my daughter she adores sheepdogs but can't have one were we live so this would make her day esp as it's her fave colour too

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  99. I would love to win it for my son, he loves dogs but sadly we can't have our own, so this will have to be a compromise.

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  100. My Daughter would absolutely love this dog, I mean really, really love it. However, I think it should go to the Special Needs School, It's a No Brainer in my eyes.

    Cheers Alex for this competition, but as there's only one to win I know where it should go.

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  101. it would be for sassy, as shes lost all of her night time toys to her littler sister, i think she would love this when she goes off to sleep :)

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  102. one of my little newborn nieces for christmas because you can never have to many cuddly toys :)

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  103. for one of my newborn baby nieces because u can never have too many cuddly toys :)

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  104. My yellow bump as my son never had a Ewan & Russell wasn't around when he was born x

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  105. would love to win this for my middle child he used to be a great sleeper but he is having
    problems now think this would help

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  106. For my gorgeous little daughter!

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  107. My 5 month old little girl. Or her big sister who is 3yrs and tends to wake more often in the night than her baby sister. Would love to try it with both of them. x

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  108. As a present for my first grandchild on the way x

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  109. My son would love this, he is a really bad sleeper and wakes several time in the night he only settles if I go in to him, so hopefully this would help him, and me, to sleep better.

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  110. For my son coz he will love it. Xx

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  111. My son would love this, so it would be for him. Such a good prize.

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  112. would be great for my new baby due in Jan

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  113. I'd love to win for my lovely little niece

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  114. My niece and nephew woudl love this.
    Victoria B

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  115. For my niece, because she is just starting to reach out for things and she would love it. I know it would make her giggle, and there is no better sound.

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  116. For my friends little girl, hopefully it will help my friend get some sleep!

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  117. My daughter because she loves dogs and would love this

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  118. I would love him for my God-Daughter Sophie as I have an English Springer Spaniel dog called Hudson & they are the best of friends. I would like to give Sophie a present for her birthday from Hudson as I think it will help build their friendship even stronger.

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  119. my son, so that he'd not be scared if he woke in the night

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  120. Great Christmas present for my niece

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  121. My niece because she is dog mad!

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  122. I think my son would love him :)

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  123. I would gift it to one of my best friends little girls as she's still hard to settle and keep settled at night. She also loves cats and dogs but is a bit too grabby so she'd get a right cute substitute

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  124. My granddaughter would love Russell as she has just seen it over my shoulder and asked if she could have one for her birthday.

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  125. For my 18 month old daughter Brooke

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  126. I have a 2 year old daughter who would love this

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  127. My beautiful little girl who was 9 months old on 17th Oct and who still wakes up every two hours through the night, bless her.x

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  128. I would love this for my niece as she adores animals and loves playing vets!
    Felicity kelly

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  129. I would love to win this for my niece as she loves animals and playing vets!!

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