I went to a dogshow on Saturday, there was a local lady selling plushies with hot/cold gel packs inside of them. I thought that they would be of interest to some of the people here on ADISC looking for new squeezable friends.
The site is http://www.hotpakhuggies.com .
I got the large husky - he's super-soft, but a bit on the "heavy" side. I'd say about 1-2lb total due to the gel packs in his stomach and legs. The packs are all sewn in and not removable, and are non-toxic.
From the information packet I got with mine:
"Hot Pak Huggies contain a non-toxic, water based gel pack that can be used hot or cold. Pop them in the microwave and it becomes a warm hug. put them in the freezer and they become a soothing cold compress. We have sizes to meet everyone's needs...from Boo Boo Huggies for the little ones to extra-large for those of us that need an extra-large hug!"
I'll be honest, though...putting a plushie in a microwave and setting it for 2 minutes just seems sort of...demented. I sorta had to whimper when I did it...
..but the fact that he's all warm and cuddly for a few hours (4-5) afterwards is just pure awesomeness. <3!