Monday, May 14, 2007

My Dirty Wow Wow

So, Maria sent me an email with the subject line "here's a contest you should enter." Intrigued, I open the email, only to find a link to Show Us Your Dirty Wow Wow inside. Hmmmmm. I was hesitant to click on the link, but it turns out to be surprisingly SFW. A dirty wow wow is, in fact, a shabby, beat up and loved stuffed animal, doll, or blanket leftover from childhood. Those of you who know me well may already be acquainted with my beloved companion Old Spotty:





He is a leopard, whom I have had ever since I can remember. At one point, he was known only as Spotty. One day, when I was about six years old, Spotty vanished. I fell into a deep, dark depression for about six months, and my mother purchased a look-alike, whom I soon dubbed New Spotty, in an attempt to lift my spirits. Soon thereafter, the original Spotty was located (in a box that held my toy microscope) and renamed Old Spotty. He has been with me ever since. Yes, he's missing a nose, and one of his legs fell off and was reattached in a slightly akimbo fashion, but he's still the best.

Turns out my roommate Ern has her own Dirty Wow Wow, a penguin named Petey. Here he is:




















And you know I couldn't resist this one- the newest interspecies friendship:

4 comments:

Mrs. V said...

That was adorable, I had to stop reading and I had to stop just even flipping the photos of the stuffed animals, it was soooo long.

Talking about Maria sending you stuff, write her back and tell her to answer my interview questions to her. Maybe you would like to answer them; see if you like these:

Here are your questions:

1. What is your happiest childhood moment and what is your saddest?

2. What would you like to do before you reach age 50 years old?

3. If you were born again where would you like to be and what family would you choose?

4. What are your pet peeves, ones that everyone knows and any others that no one knows about?

5. When you have your own children what would you do differently and what would you do the same?

mrs. v's daughter #2 said...

you're right. i need to answer the questions. i'll set tonight as the deadline.

Maria said...

I love that you two are almost 30 and still keep Old Spotty and Petey around. I'm sure Teri would still be sleeping with Jellybean if Dan hadn't put an end to that when they got married.

Beth said...

I think Petey needs a bath