Discarded old smelly socks with glued-on features are not real stuffed animals, unless you consider your grandpappy's bony old foot to be stuffing, which it is not.

Some pets constructed from pre-worn socks, sewn carefully to avoid a resemblance to human feet, might be considered stuffed if the proper materials are utilized. Always look for a manufacturer's label and a high price tag. Handmade sock toys are usually crafted of soiled and darned stockings--or worse. Definitely not worth the savings!

c. 2001 The Cool Cricket Company (R)