Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears...

...is pleased to introduce a Realistic Canadian Lynx Cat Doll


~*~ on a 7 day listing ~*~

I'm so pleased to introduce Hunter, a Canadian Lynx. He is a huge, sweet hug of a lynx who is very detailed! I've made him a bit chunkier than a real lynx for extra huggability :o)

Hunter is a special lynx – the only one that I've made. Although they are elusive cats, I have seen a few near where I live and also on our trips up to the Yukon. They are amazing creatures to watch!

I usually use armature in my creations, instead of joints. On Hunter, however, I've added cotter pin and disk joints in his arms and legs for easier poseability.  This is in addition to full armature in his head, body, arms, legs and tail. 

Hunter is a one of a kind artist Canadian Lynx completely designed and hand sewn (no machine sewing) by me, Melisa Nichols. He is very detailed and as such he is his own unique individual and can not be duplicated ~ a true one of a kind. Many, many hours of love and effort went into this creation!

Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another Canadian Lynx just like Hunter. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Hunter is a large lynx - 26” long when measured from the flat of his foot to the top of his head. I've taken lots of photos of him and I hope you enjoy seeing them all! To see larger pics, please right click on the photos and choose "view image".

Hunter is made from beautifully realistic synthetic lynx fur.

Hunter's handsome face is full of detail and took me so many hours to create! His face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded. He has gorgeous hand painted slit pupil glass eyes with wired eyelids that can be posed open or almost closed, and anywhere in between.

Hunter has horsehair whiskers both near his nose and near the inside corner of his eyebrow area.

Hunter also has a realistic hand made leather nose.

Hunter's paws were also very time consuming as they are a combination of leather and synthetic fur. I scissor sculpted, thread sculpted and hand shaded them.

Hunter is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. His arms, legs and head are firmly stuffed. His body, especially around the neck area, is not as firmly stuffed to allow for better neck movement. He is jointed with cotter pin and disk joints in his arms and legs and is fully armatured (including his tail) for lots of fun poses!

If you have any questions or comments about Hunter, please email me me... I'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to be on my mailing list, please let me know – I send out an email whenever I have a new creation ready for ebay.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of Hunter's pictures. Thank you for visiting his auction!


Hunter will arrive with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable Canadian Lynx made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.

Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures! You've made every auction such a fun & enjoyable experience and I truly appreciate your appreciation and support!

Please visit my ABOUT ME page to see more information about my creations.

All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.

***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Hunter with free surface shipping anywhere in the world. This includes up to $1000 insurance for most countries (Canada Post will not insure to all countries). Free shipping is by surface mail which usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to US destinations and 6 - 8 weeks to overseas destinations. Please contact me for a quote if you would like to use Xpresspost instead which takes about 3-5 days to US destinations and about 6 days to overseas destinations.

***LAYAWAY *** ~ 1/3 payment within 7 days, 1/3 - 30 days after, and the final third, 30 additional days after that. I do not charge a fee for my layaway service. Layaway payments are non-refundable. If you'd like to use this option, or would like to arrange an alternative layaway plan, please email me before bidding.

***CUSTOMS*** ~ Customs fees, duties and tax will be the buyer's responsibility, according to the country's regulations, as well as delays due to customs regulations. Please do not ask me to mark as gift or to lower the declared value.

***FEEDBACK*** ~ I strive to do my best to make each auction a 5 star one - a five star rating is very important to me. Please consider giving me 5 stars in each area if you are happy with your purchase. Please be aware that I am in northern Canada and ship from a small town, so while I will get your package to the mail within 3 days of payment, I am not responsible for shipping delays - please rate my shipping time star based on my keeping my word as to my handling time. If you feel that you can not give me 5 stars, please contact me so I can do my best to fix any problem or address any concerns you may have.