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Waffles is the most adorable Corgi plush and is stuffed with Memory Foam. Take him on your next trip or cuddle with him at home.
Waffles is the most adorable Corgi plush and is stuffed with Memory Foam. Take him on your next trip or cuddle with him at home.
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Waffles the Memory Foam Corgi by Memory Plush

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Short, stumpy legs. Fluffy butt. Adorably quirky personalities. We all love Corgis. Having a Corgi run up to you is guaranteed instant-happiness. But some of us simply can't own a Corgi yet. And for those of us who do have a Corgi, we wish we could bring them wherever we go 24/7- but that's not always possible. Everyone enjoys the companionship and cuddliness that a Corgi provides, including the Queen of United Kingdom! That's why Waffles the Memory Foam Corgi was born! Because of his soft and minky fur, marshmallow memory foam, and pillow-like form factor, Waffles provides you with the comfort you need when you are on the go. 

Waffles Needs a Home
Waffles Needs a Home

 

Take Waffles on your next big adventure! This pudgy memory foam corgi is great for various settings. Not big on traveling? Waffles is also perfect for when you relax at home.  

Versatility is the New Standard
Versatility is the New Standard

Waffles' bread loaf shape makes him the ideal travel companion, cuddle buddy, and side pillow. He is approximately 15.7 x 8.7 x 5 inches of warm fuzziness. You will end up bringing him everywhere, but be aware- clinginess is inevitable!

Waffles + Nature = Relaxation
Waffles + Nature = Relaxation

Because you will be bringing Waffles with you everywhere you go, he may get dirty over time. But no worries! Waffles has a velcro opening on his belly area, which allows you to remove the memory foam cushion from the outer polyester shell. Just pop the outer shell into the washing machine and then dryer on tumble dry-low setting. It is said that Waffles will come out feeling even softer and plush than before!

Waffles Loves Bathing
Waffles Loves Bathing

Other pillows and plushies lump and clump, but not Waffles! He is able to withstand your strangling love.

Memory Foam > Traditional Stuffing
Memory Foam > Traditional Stuffing

Waffles is also child safe and makes a great companion for children. For children who want pets, Waffles is the perfect alternative if your family is not ready for a pet. He is made with stitched eyes and nose to ensure that there are no choking hazards or loose parts. 

Children Love Waffles Too
Children Love Waffles Too

Adopt your own Waffles today or for that special someone. Without you, we won't be able to continue making these adorable, cuddly companions. 

 

 

As Told By Waffles
As Told By Waffles

Hi humans! My name Waffles, and I was born in Austin, the heart of Texas. I am a fluffy and cute Corgi that loves to travel and spend time outdoors. My absolute favorite things include lots and lots of leisure time and cuddling with friends. I can be used as a travel companion, cuddle buddy, and more. Real dogs like to hang out with me too- I once played chase with two of them at the dog park. You could say that I am one popular Corgi!

Even though I love relaxing outdoors and going on vacation, I'll admit that I am also a couch potato. You can find me sprawled out on the couch all day long just snoozing away. Don't worry, I won't hog the couch space- so feel free to join me.

Although I am a rather lazy Corgi, I make a great companion in all lifestyle settings. I can accompany you to work and be your office buddy. My cute appearance, delightfully soft fur, and ability to retain shape will ease you while you are sitting at your office desk. I can also be your road trip, airplane, or bed companion!

I know I'd make a great man's best friend, but I need your help on Kickstarter to ensure that I find a loving fur-ever home.

As children, we, Andy Shaw and Sherrill Feng, played with tons of stuffed animals. When they fell apart or lost shape, the world seemed to end because our best friend no longer looked or felt the same. 

As we became older, keeping plushies clean became an issue. When Sherrill returned home from her first semester in college, she tried washing all of her dusty animals. Like plushies in general, they lose shape when washed.

Plushies have many physical parts, and those parts can fall apart over time. Recently, the eye of a kitten Andy had for a decade fell off. It was tragic because Kitten (the kitten's very original name) no longer looked the same. It's okay, we super glued her eye back, but we have to keep an EYE out for her other eye.

Andy was so Traumatized!
Andy was so Traumatized!

We were motivated to solve plush losing shape when washed, used as a pillow, or cuddled with. We created Memory Plush, memory foam plush (the name is literal), to solve this tragic issue that plagued us when we were young and continues to plague millions of children in America every year.

Waffles is our first memory plush creation. When we first met, Andy introduced Sherrill to a friend's Corgi. She has been in love with the breed ever since.

When she was young, Sherrill developed an unconditional love towards all animals. She rescued her border collie mix puppy back in 2007. Sherrill's love for animals grew onto Andy. Our passion for animals- especially dogs, fueled us to create Waffles the Memory Foam Corgi for other dog lovers.

Snowy - Past & Present
Snowy - Past & Present

We are a couple based out of Austin, Texas. We are juniors at the University of Texas at Austin where we've received a ton of help on our project. Without our supporters, none of this would be possible. Thank you, our mentors and Kickstarter backers, for believing in us.

Beautiful Downtown Austin
Beautiful Downtown Austin

The Future of Memory Plush

The future of Memory Plush is in your hands. We want to make sure owners of various dog breeds can adopt a Waffles that resembles their dogs. We have gotten requests for pugs, blue heelers, golden doodles, even mixed breeds, and many more. With a successful campaign, we will be able to show our business partners the demand for Memory Plush. With your support, everyone will have access to a memory foam plush that resembles their dog!

Please follow us on social media for awesome updates and content relating to our brand: animals, travel, and leisure.

 

 

 

  

 Don't forget to spread the word about Waffles! He appreciates your love. 

Funding

The majority of funds will go towards the minimum 500 unit order. This will kickstart initial demand and the first production run. A small percentage of the goal is set aside for Kickstarter and processing fees. The rest are overhead costs, such as setting up, marketing, and running a Kickstarter campaign.

Shipping

Finalized shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign ends. The amount charged will be based on the exact cost required to ship you Waffles and any Add Ons.

We will ship Waffles out as early as we can. Delivery will be before or during October.

Risks and challenges

Dear Friends,

This is our first Kickstarter campaign, but you have no need to worry. We are hard workers and we care about our supporters. If there are obstacles during this extraordinary journey, we will message our backers openly and quickly.

With manufacturing and logistics, there are many uncertainties related to production and shipping. We have been planning production for many months in advance and have a great relationship with our suppliers. With shipping, we have built enough time into the schedule to allow for assembly and fulfillment. We have reduced uncertainty to a minimum so that we make sure every backer will get their own Waffles.

Thank you for believing in us.

Yours truly,
Andy & Sherrill <3

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    Your very first Waffles! Be prepared to cuddle and relax.

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    Buy Four Waffles Get 1 Free

    Get 5 Waffles by buying 4 Waffles get 1 Free! An awesome deal for our awesome adopters!

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