A warm fuzzy deserving of a contest...
To know "Dirty Puppy" is to love "Dirty Puppy". My yougest has her favorite stuffed raggy ole dog - he goes everywhere - no amount of washing can get him clean again. He's, well...dirty.
A couple of weeks ago, my sister and I were doing some holiday shopping and we found this book at Anthropologie.
I was so awestruck by it - I mean, that's almost Dirty Puppy - this guy however is dubbed Dirty Wow-Wow, and he is the stand out star of the book. It is a "tribute to the threadbare companions of childhood". Now, isn't that a warm fuzzy? I had to have it, I couldn't stop thinking about it after we left the store - you can imagine the two-step - do I get it? leave it? - what the hell will I do with a book full of raggy old critters? Answer = love it. It's a total charmer. A great holiday gift for someone you know who has a long lost childhood lovie. Aint reminiscing grand? It's just a hug - if you need a hug or want to give one - here it is.
I had "Raggy" - and was she ever by the time she retired. I have a shoe box of Raggedy Ann arms and legs now - she was sewn together so many times. Sometimes a limb would even end up sewn on backwards, but I didn't care. This was the doll that my folks scoured town for more than once when she was left, accidentally abandoned, at Woodman's or forgotten at grandma's. (mom, if you are reading - leave a little story verifying Raggy and there will be something in it for you *giggle*) One year, I even got a new Raggedy Ann AND Andy from Santa but they were no comparison to my special dolly - they were just cheap reproductions - I mean I already had THE real Raggy, right?
Anyone up for a contest?? Just tell me if you had a lovie or special bear - or maybe if you didn't. I'll draw on the 26th for - let's say some yarn? Probably some other goodies as well. I love goodies...almost as much as I *heart* Raggy.
added later, after some thought and some really touching comments - I will also give away a copy of this book - it is too sweet not to share!