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It’s time to pick a MEERKAT pose for my new pattern!

Apr 6, 2022 | Blog, NEW Toy Patterns

I’m working on my next toy pattern design and I  am having fun researching the mischievous and merry meerkat! There are so many cute possible poses, so I’d really like your opinion on which is your favourite pose – for a meerkat soft toy pattern.

 

Meerkat toy pattern design

Image credit: meerkat silhouettes – shutterstock.com

 

HERE ARE YOUR OPTIONS:

Please leave a comment below to let me know which one you’d like in the comments (for example: I’d like a sitting meerkat pattern).

 

1. Standing

Photo credit: Adobe Spark

 

2. Sitting

Photo credit: Smithsonian National Zoo

 

3. Sliding

Photo credit: 123rf.com

 

4. Tippy Toes

Photo credit: Indianapolis Zoo

 

5. On watch

Photo credit: Adobe Spark

 

6.Sleeping

Photo credit:123rf.com

 

And last but not least…

 

7. Showing a leg

Photo credit: san diego zoo

 

JUST KIDDING! 

The last one was just for laughs! 🤣

 

Okay, I’m excited to see which meerkat pose you like best!

Pauline McArthur
Till next time, happy sewing,

Pauline
xxx

312 Comments

  1. Jessica

    Sliding or sitting. There’s enough plush meerkats in the stereotypical standing pose. Or make different meerkat patterns for all the poses.

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    • Becky Reichert

      Standing

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      • Janet

        I would love the standing meerkat!

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    • Valerie Topp

      sitting Meerekat would be wonderful thank you.

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    • Emilie

      Standing

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    • Margaret

      I’m so happy you are making a meerkat, my mom and I were on the phone every Friday night watching Meerkat Manor together. (We were 400 mile apart.) We cried when Flower died. And laughed when they were funny. I like the standing pose. Thank you!

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    • Annette Anderson

      I like the tippy toes meerkat. But really, you can’t go wrong with any of the stances.

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  2. Amanda

    On watch looks cute

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  3. Annie Singleton

    Standing

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  4. shirley bray

    On Watch or Tippy Toes

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  5. Debbie Weideman

    I like #5 on watch 😀

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  6. Julie

    I like the sitting meerkat. Top right right.

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  7. Susan

    I love the sliding one.❤️

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  8. Sandra Dailor

    standing meerkat, please

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  9. Charlene Jaeger

    I like the classic meerkat pose of “Tippy Toes.”

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  10. Sonja Copeland

    I actually can’t see the first pic, but I think standing. So often here in SA that is how you see them. Some will be standing all the way up – like tippy toes and then the rest will sit up. Still straight up with the arms hanging forward but the legs are not outstretched and looks like they are sitting on the bum. Hope that is clear. My mind says that would be what the first pic would look like.

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    • Sarah Davies

      Really looking forward to this pattern being released my partners family has just list their mum / grandmother and her favourite animal was a meerkat I have collected some precious clothing ready and waiting to make memory meerkats from them for the family. I love the standing and sitting meerkat x

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  11. Nancy Jennings

    Standing

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  12. Glenda Muchow

    On watch.

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  13. Anais

    I really like #4 tippy toes! So cute ❤️

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  14. Rosalee

    I like Tippy Toes

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  15. Jeannie Boniface

    I like “On Watch” or “Tippie Toes”! I think the more alert poses are iconic for a meerkat. 🙂

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  16. Gail Robertson

    I’d say the standing or on watch one….. it’s really what we identify with the Meerkat. Really looking forward to seeing your efforts.

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    • Colleen Forrester

      Standing one! (#1)

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      • Kathleen Mahan

        I’m a fan of the #1 photo. Sitting up pretty, but always on the look out for trouble.

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    • Sherry L Bristol

      On watch or sitting

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    • Darvi

      I agree. Standing or on watch

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    • Sandy

      Standing is my first choice. Tippy Toes second choice. Both of those poses represent the Meerkat the best IMHO

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    • Donie Schmidt

      Thinking of sewing one I think I like sitting

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    • Pat Steele

      I like the standing one. Seems curious in what is happing around the area it will live in. On guard over a sleeping child or on watch while owner is away. Good postion for a reading buddy.

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    • Debby

      The standing meercat is my choice.

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    • Janice Shields

      I think a standing or tippy toes meerkat would be most recognizable.

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    • Brittney Quidachay

      I’d love to see a standing meerkat or one on it’s tippy toes, because that is always what I think of when I hear the word meerkat. And I know you are talented enough to make a pattern for them 💕

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    • Barbara

      Sliding

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    • Loraine Lins

      I like standing and on watch. They are more realistic poses. The tippy toe pose is more recognizable, but a stuffy would not easily be posed realistically.

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    • Joni

      Standing please!

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    • Doris G Hayes

      I like #1 the best

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    • moira

      I like the standing meerkat

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    • Michelle

      Tippytoes is how I see them always.its that super curious..whats going on look

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    • Janet Conlon

      I love meerkats & prefer number 1. They are such clever critters! Thanks & love your patterns Pauline.

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  17. Lissette Morataya

    Tippy toes

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    • Christine Morgan

      Standing or showing the leg lol

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    • Maria

      I love # 1. 4. 5. Is super cute. Love your patterns

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    • Penny Aasen

      #1(standing)

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    • Roos

      Standing or sitting.

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    • DEBRA FFORDE

      No 1 standing

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  18. Rebecca Allender

    Tippy Toes!

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    • Dawn Rimby

      Tip toes

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    • Narrelle Springall

      Standing please 😊

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    • Lynn Batten

      Tippy toes, but facing forward.
      Or standing, facing forward.

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  19. Kat

    I feel like standing with paws in front would be useful, because then you could sew them a little ball, or a heart or something to hold, to make a personalised gift.

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    • Carolyn

      Standing! I bet anything you do would turn out amazing!

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    • Beverly Jenner

      In watch

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    • Heather

      To me the tippy toes is the classic meerkat pose, but I would think it might be difficult. So I would lean toward standing.

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    • Alyssa King

      Standing or tippy toes! It’s going to be adorable no matter what though!

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    • Jill

      Definitely #1, Standing. It’s the most recognizable Meerkat pose.

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  20. Rachel

    I’d like to make a standing meerkat pattern.

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    • Catherine

      4 – standing on tippy toes
      It’s the way I always see them in the zoo with my grand daughter

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  21. Julie Stokes

    I would like a standing and a tippy toes meerkat pattern.

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    • Carin

      Standing. It is the classic meerkat pose!

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    • Jeanette Aubert

      I vote for tippy toes too <3

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  22. Alison Brennan

    I’d like a tippy toes meerkat

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    • Dina Kilcrease

      Love to see the tippy toe Meercat

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    • Fay

      Got to be standing, I love to see the century duty guys

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  23. Rhonda

    I’d love to see one standing on their tippy-toes. It looks so cute.

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    • Carys

      Standing meerkat – it what we all know and love

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    • Kirsty

      I’d like to see an on watch meer cat. I love tippy toes but don’t think it would stand up well as a soft toy.

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  24. Bette

    I’d like the sitting meerkat pattern.

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    • Ginger gdjmakitty@gmail.com

      I think stand or even on it’s too toes

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  25. Mariana

    I would like the Meerkat to be standing. Thank you

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    • Elaine Blaylock

      I would like a standing meerkat!

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    • Jeneve

      Sitting

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  26. lorilyn wilkes

    The meerkats at the Portland Zoo stand, facing forward with their arms hanging down in front of them-like your tippy-toe pictured arms-except they were looking straight ahead, not sideways- at the people watching them watching them. Not sure if they were tippy-toed or not, as your standing photo above is blank. But yes, standing in some form, would be my vote.

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    • Nancy

      The first one…..standing

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  27. Julie Taylor

    Tip toes

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    • Stephanie Oneal

      I like sitting!!!

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  28. Marissa

    I’d go with number 4, tippy toes. It’s a distinct pose they’re well known for. 🙂

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  29. Tamara Gassen

    I would like an on watch Meerkat

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    • Nadine Lee

      Definitely standing.

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  30. Lori Gjerde

    I would like a on watch Meerkat

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    • Carol

      Standing or on watch

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  31. Eileen

    I’d like him standing although the picture isn’t in the box!?

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  32. Rachel bird

    Id like the standing meerkat please

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  33. Antje Martens

    Oh that’s a difficult one. I’m torn between sleeping and “on watch”. If I really really have to decide, my vote would probably go to “on watch”.
    I would have chosen “showing one leg”, too 😂 it’s too cute

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  34. Sarah

    I’d like tippy Toes, feels the most meerkatty 🙂

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    • SharonMW

      I like the tippy toes but think it might be difficult to keep it upright so I vote for standing Merrkat.

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  35. Kirsty

    Tippy toes

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    • Earlene

      I like the standing!

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  36. Ginny Murphy

    I’d like “on watch” as I think it would work best as a toy. Standing is probably the iconic image of a meerkat but very difficult to achieve a stable toy.

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  37. Victoria Ayres

    I can’t decide between standing, tippee toes or on watch. I know I’m not much help lol. Sorry 😞

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  38. Denise Campbell

    I agree, very hard to decide best meerkat pose. I’m thinking sliding or standing.

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  39. Selene

    Love the tippy toes!

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    • Donna

      Standing, but they are all cute.

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  40. Trudie

    On watch

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  41. Jean

    I like numbers 5 “on watch” his face is so intense.

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    • Dona Simmons

      I like the standing meerkat! 😀

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    • Kirsty

      Standing or on watch

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  42. Sandra Weston

    I think standing, but the picture isn’t showing…

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    • Brandy

      I pick standing too, and the picture is finally showing up.

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  43. shiela cushenbery

    Personally I believe the tippy toes pose is a classic meerkat pose but not sure how that pose would work in a stuffy as far as it being able to sit/stand on it’s own; so my second choice that might be better pose for stuffy is the ‘on watch’ pose.

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  44. Kim Jaworowski

    I love all of them but if I have to choose I would have to pick on watch.

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  45. Naomi Raibstein

    I’d like a standing meerkat pattern by far

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  46. Pauline Lewis

    Standing

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  47. Medea Gador

    I vote for 5: On watch:)

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  48. Linda

    Hi Pauline
    The sleeping meerkat is adorable ☺️
    But …….. the On watch is certainly a winner!

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  49. Stephanie H.

    #5 “On Watch”, although ‘showing a leg’ was a close runner up 😉

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  50. Kaylene

    Number 4 or number 5!

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  51. Pauline Edwards

    I’d like to see a “standing” meerkat pattern …
    but “SHOWING A LEG” raised an eyebrow for me 😏

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  52. Judy

    Hello Pauline
    Hope you are well. Love your newsletters! I like the tippy toes meerkat with the tail being like a third leg so that when I am not holding him he can stand on his own 🐱

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  53. Trish

    I like sitting, on watch or standing, not much help!

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    • Lorna Moore

      Standing

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  54. Robyn

    I always picture meerkats standing or on tippy toes, so that would be my choice!

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  55. Mel

    Standing meercat! 🙂

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  56. Helen

    I’d like a standing one pls

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    • Dorothy Morrison

      Standing one is cute

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  57. Mary Snyder

    I like the sitting Meercat.

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  58. Nancy McDermed

    Standing would be cute

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  59. Lisa Audain

    On watch

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  60. Alison Keys

    I’d like to see a STANDING meerkat, please

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  61. Sally Smith

    My favourite pose is No 5 On Watch! Very cute.

    Just so you know the Option 1 Standing picture didn’t download.

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    • Donna Kirk

      I love the one on tippy toes, but it seems to me it might be difficult to make him and not have him topple over. So my second choice would be standing. Both of those say “meerkat” to me

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  62. Kim Illarietti

    On watch
    I think any upright position is fine but it needs to be upright as that is such a known meerkats position.

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    • Kim Illarietti

      I’m saying on watch or upright because I could image trying to design a toy standing or on tippy toes would be really difficult.

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  63. Marie Hills

    No 2 please

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    • Donna

      Standing looks good

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  64. Francine Bateman

    I can’t see the standing image. Therefore I’d like tippy toes please 😁😁

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  65. Connie

    I like the sitting meerkat

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  66. Chris Brooks

    I think the Meerkat should be on tippy toes or standing – classic meerkat poses which distinguishes them from other creatures.

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  67. Trudi

    Definitely number 1, Standing, please! (The image wouldn’t show but it has to be right one based on the silhouettes).

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  68. Kim Heldoorn

    Meerkats:
    Standing on watch followed by sitting. I think making one on tippy toes would be hard to sew, stuff and display.

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  69. Judie Flower

    I’d like to nominate standing please. Second option would be tippy toes.

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  70. Chantal Gouwerok

    I’d love 1:standing or 4:tippy toes. Sorry, I can’t choose between those :-/.
    Thank you for making so many awesome patterns!

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  71. Sheila Manning

    I like Tippy Toes and On Watch.

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  72. Melissa

    I love the Meerkat on watch it so cute

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  73. Kathryn Dequenne

    I like the tippy toes. He Unfortunately there was no picture for standing!

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  74. Monika Groh

    Hi Pauline,

    my favourite pose for a meerkat soft toy pattern is No. 3, sliding.

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  75. Isabel

    I like the tippy toes.

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  76. Fiona Byrnes

    I liking the tippy toe (4) one.
    Though any one you do decide on.

    Will be a

    Winner

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  77. Beth Roberts

    Standing, please

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  78. Charlotte

    Hi. Hi.
    No. 3 sliding

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  79. Melissa Feldhaus

    Tippy toes

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  80. Siona Wilkie

    Standing Meerkat

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  81. Amanda

    Tippy toes, I think its the way we all think of meerkats, up and alert. Although it could be sitting up right which might make the leg bit easier?

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  82. Tracey Eley

    I would like an “on watch” meerkat pattern

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  83. Monika Dorelat

    On watch.

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  84. Helen Bell

    I’d like a standing meerkat.

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    • Sheri

      1, 4, or 5

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  85. Merryn

    but…but… I want showing a leg!!! 😂
    I’ll come back later to vote, the first image isn’t loading for me.
    Could you have a looksee?

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    • Pauline

      Your comments made me laugh!😂 Maybe the image size is a bit large… it should load if you wait a bit?🤔🥴😊😍

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  86. Jackie Wallace

    Standing

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    • Ruth

      Standing one is what I think of first.

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  87. Pamela Thompson

    I like number 5 Watching
    Also
    Number 2
    These both look sweet little meerkats

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  88. Karen Price

    I like the sleeping Meerkat.
    He is so cute, and my choice.

    I do like the standing one too, but would’t stand well and would lie down anyway once made 🙁

    Sleeping!!!!

    Love your patterns, thank you for giving me hours of fun making them xxx

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  89. Sue Nanney

    Sitting

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  90. Emily

    I’d like on watch or sleeping

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  91. Maria

    4) Tippy Toes

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  92. Catherine Minnis

    These are all lovely but overall I’d prefer the one ‘on watch’.

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  93. cheryl rivard

    They are all adorable!! I like #5 On Watch the best

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  94. Sue Langlois

    On watch

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  95. Shellee Goodrich

    Standing or tippy toes. Those are first thing I think of for a meerkat

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  96. Judy A Godfrey

    I love number 5, I think he’s just so cute, and I believe he would be easy to make. Thanks

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  97. Deborah Devine

    A tippy toes meerkat, please, please, please! Although that looks like it could be a real challenge to make him balance. I am not getting picture #1, standing, but that would be my second choice if tippy toes doesn’t work out.

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  98. Marilyn Larkin

    I really like “On watch” a pose which shows the meerkat in a alert state but also enjoying a comfortable relaxed pose.

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  99. Rebecca D Jameson

    I like #5 On Watch

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  100. LaNette Evans

    Sleeping

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  101. Anja Nowicki

    I like the sitting meerkat no. 2

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  102. Maria Barnes

    I like the standing or tippy toes version. Love your patterns!

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  103. Dawn V

    Standing

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  104. Janet Druggitt

    The sleeping one is so cute.

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  105. Barb

    On watch

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    • Meg John

      Tippy Toes!

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  106. Judy

    I would like a sleeping meerkat pattern. Thank you.

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  107. Diana Sageser

    I like the tippy toe meerkat but am wondering how it would stand. The standing meerkat picture did not come through on my text, but that would be my next choice. I think what makes these little guys cute is the fact that they stand up on their two hind legs. A very distinct profile!

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  108. Charmain

    Nr 4. Tippy Tows. Love it.

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    • Jean stapelberg

      I like nr 4

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  109. Donna Bailey

    I like the on watch or sleeping pose for the meerkat. It’s a tie from me lol.

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  110. Linda Welz

    Standing

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  111. Jocelyn Stewart-Steffler

    I would like to see a standing meerkat

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  112. Mary Smith

    Maybe 1 but I can see the pic, the pic didn’t download.

    or On Watch

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    • Merry

      Standing

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    • Tori

      Standing or sliding are my favourites

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  113. Janet

    I like the standing pose

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    • Susan

      The standing one, but show a leg made me giggle

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  114. Georga Gomperts

    I like #1 Standing and #4 Tippy toes. Both.
    Thanks for asking.

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  115. Courtney S

    I’d like a standing meerkat pattern. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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  116. Tracey Rubery

    Showing a leg is hilarious but for me it’s tippy toes as this is how people know its a meerkat and how they behave

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  117. D. Becker

    I think the Tippy Toes is how we see Meercats 😌

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    • Sandy

      I totally agree

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  118. Brenda Davis

    I like #2 and #5. Either one would be cute.

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  119. Shaunna Magee

    When I think of a meerkat, I picture one with its head popped up looking around so I vote for standing !

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  120. Kristin

    I like the standing pose- even though the picture is not coming through. I’m basing my opinion on the silhouettes.

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  121. Shirley

    Tippy toes or standing

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  122. Kathryn Farmer

    Pose 4 tippy toes

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  123. Anel

    Nr 5 or 4 for Meerkat

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    • Betty Windsor

      I like number 1, the Standing Meerkat. To me, it’s the most identifiable pose of the Meerkat. I just think they’re sew darn cute when they stand with their little paws in front of them. 😍

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  124. Debbie Collins

    I’d love an “on watch” Meerkat. Huggable, but still with personality!

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  125. Joan Schrum

    I would like the meerkat on watch. I love a stuffed animal that is cuddly but also able to sit up by itself.

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  126. Kathy G

    I think the standing. The picture didn’t come through. They are such fun creatures!

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  127. Andrea Peters

    I like sitting or on watch.

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  128. Lindsey Mortimer

    I’d like a tippy toes meerkat patter

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  129. Jen

    Tippy Toes Definitely!!! When I think of meerkats it’s this pose I think of!

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  130. Peggy Gross

    First choice: no.1 Standing Second choice: Tippy Toes

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  131. Meg

    Tippy Toes please! That’s the pose I immediately think of when I picture a meerkat!

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  132. Rider D’Souza

    Tippy toes!

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  133. Judy

    I think the standing pose portraits it best.

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  134. Cassie

    Standing!

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  135. Gail Mickelwait

    I like Sliding and Tippy Toes. I can see my grandkids wrapping it around themselves.

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  136. Deb K

    Standing. Going to be so cute whatever is picked.

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  137. Sue Rowland

    Standing is my #1 choice, tippy toes is 2nd

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  138. Maggie weindorfer

    I’d go for number one standing

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  139. Judith Van Blargan

    Standing would be great!

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  140. Cindy Cass

    I like the on watch or sleeping one. I can not make a decision on which one.

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  141. Esther Royer

    When I think of a meerkat, I picture them standing, which is what I would like to make. Thank you for asking and creating.

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  142. heather

    hi! i love your designs! i would go for pose #1 (or #5)…. thank you! 🙂

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  143. Diane

    Number 1 upright on haunches is very typical pose.

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  144. MARGARET WILSON

    I’d like a sitting meerkat

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  145. Katrina Fisher

    Tippy toes is my first choice, followed by standing. 🙂

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  146. Jenny

    Standing 😁

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  147. Bev

    Really love standing, that’s a real meerkat to me

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  148. Jackie Carpenter

    I like the standing one. Easy to snuggle.

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  149. Valerie McSwain

    Pose 1 or 5.

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  150. janet gooden

    I’d like thestanding one.

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  151. Kelli Lane Romanovsky

    I like the standing the best. This is the pose I always see them in.

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  152. Sandy Elmore

    Tippy toes

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  153. Kayla Fuller

    I think standing is what we associate with the meerkat. Tippy toes would be really hard to get it to stay in an upright position. I do love the last one, very funny, Pauline!

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  154. Jennifer Churcher

    I like the standing (1)

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  155. lydia post

    Sleeping Meerkat

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  156. Kara

    Standing or tippy toes, the others are cute but don’t scream “meerkat!”…they could just as easily be weasel or ferret…

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  157. Linda

    I like the standing and tippy toes, but I like the toys to stand on their own and I don’t think tippy toes could easily do that. I love how you capture the essence of each animal!

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  158. Wanda

    Standing. You can tell what it is and the base is solid so it won’t tip over.

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  159. Wendy

    Standing, it’s the pose I recognize or relate to when I think of a Meerkat.

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  160. Christine Storrs

    Standing is the typical pose that you see, so I’ll say standing.

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  161. Pat Langheim

    I like #1. This is what I vision when I read about them.
    Ever vigilant and on duty. Always curious and protecting.

    I think my grandkids would also identify with this pose.

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  162. Cindy

    I love the standing meerkat! I can already see making one for my mom. She loves them.

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  163. Joy Spencer

    On Watch Meerkat. It is a very important position but so cute.

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  164. Wilma Meier

    Hi all!
    I’d love the Tippy Toes pose as long as it isn’t too difficult to get the legs done correctly.

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  165. Alice Berntson

    My vote is for #4, “tippy toes.” This is what I think of when I hear “meerkat”. Very cute and alert! My second choice would be #1, “standing”. The other poses are of course cute, but are not the unique standing meerkats that I’ve seen on nature TV shows.

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  166. SUSAN CARTER

    I like the Sliding Meerkat

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  167. Lynnette Holland

    I think the #1 standing Meerkat would be the most identifiable when created into a huggable stuffie.

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  168. bernadette

    Giday,Pauline thanks for t he chance to give yousome input-not that you need it Ilove the standing one ”ON LOOKOUT”

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  169. Trish

    I would love the tippy toes (and I’m sure you would love the challenge to get that balance right!), but the standing or on watch are good too.

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  170. Laura McIntire

    Standing

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  171. Maribeth Orris

    I like the “on Watch” Meerkat best.

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  172. Sabine

    Tippy Toes 😍

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  173. E. Ferguson

    3. Sliding

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  174. Karen

    Standing would be my choice

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  175. Carsey

    Standing, please. It is the classic meerkat pose.

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  176. Mary Goodlet

    I think of Meerkats as watchful and protective of the group therefore it has to be NO. 1

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  177. Sylvia Marais

    #1 STANDING definitely the best – I have made several Meerkats ( I have a ladies club called The Meerkats) and the tippy toes version always seems really ugly – also if you are wanting to make a smaller cuter version the legs become a nightmare – in the end though the shape of the head is the most defining bit, with the colouring arrangement a close second. Looking forward to making one from your pattern!

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  178. Phyllis Andrews

    I would love a standing meercat

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  179. Linley Nicholson

    I like the standing one, so mesmerizing to watch in real life, can’t wait for this one. I love Meerkats.

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  180. Heather Allen

    I’d love an “On Watch” Meerkat please.

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  181. Christine

    Hello Pauline, I love how you research all your animals’ poses so they are more life like! I really like the standing pose, as that is how I remember all the meerkats that I have seen. Also love the “On Watch” pose!!

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  182. terry mingee

    Standing is what I consider a true Meerkat, but that tippy one is way to cute!

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  183. Sandy

    I like the standing one the best.

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  184. Irene Weston

    I’d love the standing one.They so cute!!

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  185. Hendrika Tibbits

    I would prefer a standing Meerkat, tippytoes or otherwise. It is such an Iconic immage.

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  186. JR

    Standing is my choice. It is the most typical stance seen with meer cat photos. Standing would be the simplest to put together. Some of the other pictures have a tilt or turn of the head which might be difficult to get just right.

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  187. Linda Holder

    I like the first one, standing but with his feet square on the ground. That’s the position I associate with meerkats, and it would be easy enough to weight the feet a bit to have him standing solid!

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  188. Susan Kennedy

    I prefer the standing meerkat. I think it is most representative of meerkats on tv and in zoos. And it would hold up best as a stuffed animal toy.

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  189. Susan Bowen

    Has to be a standing pose, classic as we always think of them, x

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  190. Ashley

    I Love the “Standing” pose – its so iconic.

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  191. Pamela Wall

    Standing. That’s the pose we all recognise with a meerkat

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  192. Evelyn James

    Standing

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  193. Michelle Woodcock

    I love standing or tippy toes ..if standing as long as we can stand out newly made meerkats without them falling.

    all your patterns end up perfect tho

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  194. Kina Chapp

    I’d like a standing Meerkat

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  195. Ginny Leber

    Standing, please.

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  196. Peggy G

    Wow you have quite a collection of responses!! People feel strongly about their meerkats, apparently. 🙂
    I’d love a standing meerkat/tip-toes meerkat! My cat does this same pose when he wants a treat. Ha!

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  197. Gina B

    I’d say standing #1 pose, but that sleeping one really tugged at my heart and made me say “Awwwww” out loud to myself.

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  198. Jennifer

    Standing would be my vote.

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  199. Sandy Thurlow

    Standing please

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  200. Emma K

    My vote would be for the first one, standing up 🙂

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  201. Connie

    tippy toe for sure

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  202. Teri Wolff

    #1, standing, but whatever you come up with will be adorable!!!

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  203. Lorie Arii

    Standing 🙂

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  204. Emma Boulton

    Any standing position I think as it’s the classic pose . I like number 1 the best and I think it would stand well as a toy. All your patterns are always great though

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  205. MAUREEN METHENY

    they are all cute…but I pick tippy toes

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  206. Mandy

    Standing or on watch I think . It’s got to be a typical meerkat pose

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  207. Peggy McKay

    Standing please, keep up the new pattern ideas

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  208. Jaclynn

    Oh standing for sure. The on watch is cute too! Tough choices!

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  209. Maxine Rees

    Standing meerkat please…
    I bought the perfect fur fabrics years ago, hanging out for the perfect pattern 🤞😊

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  210. Rachel Fothergill

    I like number 1. I think it would work well for a stuffed toy . It’s a typical meercat look

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  211. Bev Carey

    I like the standing pose. That’s the one I look forward to seeing at the Zoo.

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  212. Korina Fraser

    On watch

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  213. Shirls Smith

    Tippy toed, though could put his feet down on the ground and suggest putting beans in them to help make him stand properly.💕

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  214. Heather

    I love tippy toes as a classic meerkat pose, but I think standing will balance better without support.

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  215. Cheryl Whiteman

    Standing please.

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  216. Milagros Bracht

    I LIKE ON WATCH MEERKAT

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  217. Mary

    Standing!

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  218. Kristy Barlond

    I love the On Watch Meercat. It shows their protective nature and the face could be so cute. I’d certainly buy that pattern.

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  219. Marge Garvey

    #1 Standing

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  220. Robyn

    The Meerkat on watch would be great, it’s so cute.

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  221. Natalie

    1

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  222. Hannah Chiles

    For me the standing is a typical meerkat pose and would be what I would naturally go for when looking for a meerkat pattern

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  223. Heather Thomas

    Standing or watch would be awesome

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  224. Karen Blackburn

    I prefer the iconic tippy toes position

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  225. Heather Nield

    Standing.

    As cute as the others are it’s definitely a more classic/recognizable position.

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  226. Stacey Hayes

    I think Tippy Toes because it shows their true selves the best.

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  227. Ann Fitzjohn

    I think ‘standing’ would be best or else ‘on watch’.

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  228. Cheryl bock

    I love the standing

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  229. Barbara A Rogers

    I like one and two, but I think two is the best one to make.

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  230. Sue Primm

    Standing 1st choice. On watch 2nd choice.

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  231. Laila Pye

    Number one 😍 standing

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  232. Teresa

    I like the standing Meerkat best. Has a cute pose and would be stable on a surface.

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  233. Erica

    Definitely standing.

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  234. Debi Craig

    No 4. Tippee toes

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  235. Bev Fothergill

    On Watch or Standing. Even though those poses do get used a lot I just love watching Meerkats in those positions.

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  236. Lee Bryant

    1 and 5

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  237. Deb Bieman

    Standing, please.

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  238. Miechel

    Standing, it would be the most stable for posing. Thanks

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  239. Ann Marie

    First thing that comes to mind when you say “meerkat” is one standing up in their stereotypical pose. So I would say standing or tippy toes.

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  240. Sue Martin

    standing or sitting

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