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Because of all the Barbie fervor at the moment (even Google is getting in the act turning the page pink when you do a search for Barbie), thanks to the recently-released Barbie movie, I decided to do a Barbie-related post.
And when thinking of ideas for such a post, I wondered, “Does Barbie have any pets?” It’s been awhile since I’ve played with a Barbie doll and I imagine a lot has changed since I used to play with Barbie, her pals and the Barbie Dream House in the 1970s.
But, anyway, I didn’t remember Barbie having any pets back when I was a kid. So, I decided to look into what kinds of fur babies she has had over the years.
Apparently, the answer is a lot. Barbie has had a wide variety of pets, including dogs, cats and horses. On the Mattel site, she is also pictured for sale with a lot of other animals, including a koala and a unicorn. There’s even a Barbie channel on youtube, with some of the episodes, such as the one below, dedicated to a look at Barbie’s pets.
At this link, you can take a fun look at Barbie’s pets from over the years. It’s at this site that I learned that, despite my not remembering any, Barbie has, indeed, had pets basically since when she was first created in the 1959. An early pet was a dog made out of, not plastic, but felt. It’s also a fun site to check out for other Barbie history, which is pretty chock-full of changes, variations and additions.