Designing a Dream Pet with Petplan

We’re hurtling towards the end of the school year which means M will have almost finished Reception. He’s come on so much in his first year and has a really active imagination. He loves coming up with great games and ideas of things to do with his friend which is lovely to see.

M’s Dream Pet(s)

Without a shadow of a doubt, M (and E too in fact) would love to have a dog for a pet. We’ve talked lots about getting one when they’re a little older when they can take on some of the responsibilities that come with having a pet.

Last month, we went to see a special screening of Show Dogs and M was absolutely in his element petting all the dogs there. He fell in love with the pug, of which he was convinced was called a bulldog and told me that when he was older he was going to get one!


He also loves Hamsters and has also told me he’d like a bunny rabbit too! Basically, he is desperate to have a pet of his own!


Designing a Dream Pet

When Petplan asked us to take part in the Dream Pet campaign I knew M would love to get involved. When I explained that he needed to design a pet of his very own he got stuck right in. He told me he wanted a rainbow dog called “Babab” and didn’t need any help from me in putting what he had in mind onto paper.



Dream Pet with Petplan

I think he did a brilliant job making it rainbow coloured and even remembered to include a tail too!

Once the design was complete, I took a photo of it and sent it to Petplan. They were going to attempt to bring M’s drawing to life by turning it into a cuddly toy! I’m not sure Petplan’s Pet Insurance have ever had to cover a rainbow dog before but I couldn’t wait to see what the finished result would look like.

Bringing Babab the Dream Pet to life

M had no idea that his drawing was going to be turned into a cuddly toy so when it arrived a couple of weeks later I couldn’t wait to surprise him. He’s absolutely fallen in love with Babab and takes him to bed every night. We’re very impressed with how much it looks like M’s original drawing and he is desperate to take it to school for Show and Tell too.


Thank you to Petplan for bringing M’s Dream Pet to life – it’s bought us a little more time before we add a furry friend to the family!

*This is a collaborative post with Petplan. All views, opinions are my own.


  1. I think we need some rainbow pets on the farm! #KCACOLS

  2. I still love Babab, M has such a great imagination #kcacols

  3. Virtually All Sorts (@AllSortsHere)

    That is adorable! And such a cool idea to turn the drawing into a pet. Pets are so good for children. #kcacols

  4. Sarah | Digital Motherhood

    This is amazing, my daughter would love this! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  5. That is the cutest rainbow dog I’ve ever seen! I love this so much, my children would be over the moon to have their creations turned into a real life toy like that! x #KCACOLS

  6. Very cute. I want Snappy to have something like this done when he’s a little older. #kcacols

  7. Oh wow that it too cute! Amy x We Love Family Edventures #KCACOLS

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