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Catherine Gaffaney is a general reporter based in Auckland.

Larger than life custom-made pet pillows unique way to immortalise pets

Andie Page says images of pets can be printed on to shaped pillows of any size and are proving a hit with online customers since the launch last week. Photo / Supplied
Andie Page says images of pets can be printed on to shaped pillows of any size and are proving a hit with online customers since the launch last week. Photo / Supplied

An Auckland woman has come up with a unique way for Kiwis to immortalise their pets - custom-made shaped pillows with a printed image of their favourite critter.

Andie Page, who makes the pillows as a hobby, has had a huge amount of interest since listing the pillows on Trade Me last week.

One auction is for larger-than-life pillows which began at a $1 reserve, while the other has pillows which are closer to life-size for a buy now price of $59.

Larger-than-life pillows. Photo / supplied
Larger-than-life pillows. Photo / supplied

Page believed the pillows would appeal to pet-loving Kiwis.

"I think in general New Zealanders are just so pet mad. I thought it would be great, as a fun thing, to have their pet immortalised on a huge pillow that they can cuddle."

The pillows are stuffed with polyester or beanbag fill. Page believed they could be a nice way to remember a pet who had died or couldn't be taken when its owners moved to a new property.

"It can also be nice as a gift; something decorative for the lounge or bedroom."

A sleeping cat pillow. Photo / supplied
A sleeping cat pillow. Photo / supplied

Page has mostly made cats and dogs so far, but is open to making pillows of other animals.

"If you can send me a photo, it can be printed. It's really only limited by people's imaginations."

Page hopes to sell the pillows at markets around Auckland as well as online.

Some of the pet pillows Auckland woman Andie Page has made. Photo / Supplied
Some of the pet pillows Auckland woman Andie Page has made. Photo / Supplied

- NZ Herald

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