See this beautiful baby, chewing on the foot of the Puffalump mouse?
Well, a year or so after this picture was taken, we learned that the mouse's name is Ning Ning. Great name for a blue eyed mouse, right? Anyway, he's been hauled around everywhere, had many baths, been forced to eat stuffing while that baby was not home, and been a faithful, loyal friend.
Today the baby is 21 years old. And so we celebrate Ning Ning the mouse's birthday at the same time.
Poor Ning Ning has been so well loved that about a decade ago, I had to make him a new "suit", by cutting up one of Dad's worn out Oxford cloth dress shirts. Well, at Easter I learned that Ning Ning's suit was also worn out. So, for Ning Ning's birthday, he's getting a new suit.
Of course, Ning Ning and his girl are taking a summer class in West Virginia, so he's not here to try on his new suit. But I think he'll be thrilled when they get here tonight, don't you?
Have a nice weekend, everyone. Try to stay cool!