I didn't mean this to be an Aardvark, but it sorta looks like that. I used some remnant faux suede that's super-soft. This one I sewed up on the machine. It's soft padded so it's easy to squeeze, and I put a cat toy....a ball with a jingley bell in it, so it makes noise too. I made this while I was pregnant. It was the first toy James took to when he was first born. The snout was easy for him to grab, and it immediately went in his mouth. It's one of his bedtime buddies!