I just lost my cat of nine years when my husband got me this for my Christmas present. I love that this cat is the roughly the same weight as a real cat and even has a cheeky sense of humour. The more you interact with it-the more life like it becomes for you. Our daughter is saving for the puppy since she really isn't a cat person. Great for people with disabilities. Doesn't take up much space and runs on c size batteries. Option to have a vocal meow or just purr.