10 Photos That Prove Barbie’s The Ultimate Pet Mom!

Barbie can do it all: career, love, BFFs, and still be a doting pet mama!

By Justyne Yuen-Lee


Credit: Instagram / @barbiestyle

I watched an episodic documentary on Netflix the other day called The Toys That Made Us.  Out of curiosity, I picked the Barbie episode. I didn’t really play with Barbie when I growing up because I wasn’t sure what to do with her and I kept losing her shoes! I didn’t hate Barbie, though. Some people stigmatize Barbie as the pinnacle of gender stereotypes and perpetuator of negative body image. Perhaps in the past this was true, but the story in the documentary shows Barbie evolving into a toy that encourages children to pretend to be whatever they want to be.

Barbie has mastered all kinds of careers, including becoming an astronaut and a doctor. Her fashion style stays on trend and she has weathered the pressure of all emerging competition (ahem, Bratz).

But my favorite part about Barbie has to be her tiny pets! If you follow her on Instagram, you can’t help but notice her adorable plastic “fur” friends.

Here are some photos to show that because Barbie is good at absolutely everything, of course she’s also amazing at being a pet mom!

10. She’s all about relaxing with her fur babies.


Credit: Instagram / @barbie

Some days after being Barbie, you have to tie your hair back, make a hot drink (with a splash of liquor maybe), and chill by the fireplace with your kitty and pup. Sometimes the best company purrs quietly by your side and curls up by your feet!

9. She knows how to “relax” for Instagram.


Credit: Instagram / @barbie

Let’s face it, sometimes we have to arrange and pose a photo “just so” for the benefits of Instagram fans. This includes looking “comfortably messy” as you can see with Barbie’s fab hair and the perfectly whipped cream. The pup is an extra 10 points for cuteness!

8. She can never have just one.


Credit: Instagram / @barbie

This may not be “Barbie”, but she’s still a Barbie. This girls knows how to chill at home with ALL the pets – including a nosy pug and a bunny. #Win

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