Sunday, 4 August 2013

Picking my precious

My year seems to be measured not in months but the number of Picking my Precious posts and here we are with August's offering.  (For others pop over to Sian to see who is joining in this month)

So exhibit A is someone regular visitors will have met before ...
Penguin.  He attracts trouble like iron filings to a magnet.  He's been rescued from the jaws of a ferocious puppy and kidnapped at a scrapbooking crop to name just a couple of incidents.
When my sister and I were going through my mum's possessions after she died, we found penguin in a shopping bag.  Mum had died the week before Christmas so we assumed that she had bought him as a gift.  But who was he for?  My niece?  No, she was at university at that time and too 'cool' for a bean bag toy.  My daughter?  No, she was into all things Spice Girls and Take That, soft toys were no longer on her radar.  So we had to guess that he was for me.  I had a small collection of penguin items and I willingly took him under my wing.  He's lived in many areas of my home and is currently residing in my dining room, looking after the strawberry that Deb Turtle gave me and keeping his beady eye on the little turtle that Karen put on the bags of scrapbook goodies that she gave us when Deb, Carrie and Alison came over in March.  He's out of harms way up there, unless the dog learns to climb onto the sideboard.  And high enough that he can't get down on his own. 
My International 'Man' of Mystery - the infamous {precious} Penguin.  

18 comments:

Amy said...

I was only thinking the other day that we hadn't seen him for a while!

dogmatix said...

Great to see Penguin again. Hope he has time to share some of his adventures soon? :-)

alexa said...

He looks quite happy up there out of potential harm's way!

Miriam said...

I like that he is with other things that were given in love.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, Deb, I love your story for this month! Yes, I have personally met your sweet black and white man of mystery, but I had no idea of the story behind him. I'm so glad to know, and it really touches me that he hangs out so close to my mom's strawberry! Awesome story today! xo

scrappyjacky said...

Glad to see he's behaving himself at the moment.

Karen said...

Good to see the 'James Bond' of the penguin world. He certainly steals a girls heart with his cheeky ways!

Sian said...

Okay, so you have found me a penguin I can't help but like! I'm going to make an exception for this one now that I've heard his wonderful story. It must have been some moment when you realised that he had been meant for you. Given in love, indeed. A perfect precious. Thanks Deb! I have linked you up

Cheri said...

Mischievous and Precious all rolled into one little puffy penguin! Love his story.

Sinead said...

He is so sweet, and I love the story behind him too. Thanks for sharing!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Such a great story & cute penguin!

Jo said...

He is so cute, thank you for sharing the story of how you got him x

Louise said...

a lovely story and a lovely penquin x

Jane said...

Such a moving story, I hope penguin doesn't get up to too much mischief!

Sandie said...

That's a lovely story Deb's. Glad Penguin is behaving and out of harms way.

Missus Wookie said...

Penguins are always dapper looking I think - delighted to hear that he's out of harms way... until the dog learns to climb :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks so much for letting us know the origin of Penguin. . . definitely something given in love.
Rinda

Chipper Newman said...

It sounds like penguin has lived an adventurous life so far!