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december views – meet wilbur

December 2, 2008


I know what you’re thinking.  Isn’t Little Piggy a little young to be drinking?  And the answer is, technically, we don’t really know how old Little Piggy is so we must give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he is of drinking age, at least in the pig world.  He said oink as I was pouring a glass of wine, I said really, you drink?  I took his climbing up the glass and plunging into the ruby goodness to mean yeah-ah!   We did, after all, have something to celebrate.  Yes, indeedy, the little fella now has a name.  From here on out, he will be known as Wilbur.

There were so many wonderful names to choose from (thank you all) and it wasn’t an easy decision, but I ended up going with Wilbur because Charlotte’s Web was one of my favorite books growing up and everything about the name matches the blog (well, mainly the W).  Plus, I can call him Wil for short or Willy the Kid when he’s being bad ass, Sir Wilbur when we’re at the opera and being oh-so-propah.   Not to mention that it is prime for alliteration and rhyme.  Case in point:


wil dip

Wouldn’t these make great book covers?  So, Steph, I am happy to announce that you are the big, big winner of the “Name That Piggy” contest.  And the name drawn for the Favorite Things giveaway is…… Sue.


Here is Sue’s lovely list of favorite things:

  • hats, flowers, books, glitter, and giveaways too!
    used to have a huge hat collection…but now there are only a few!
  • ever since i can remember i have loved clean sheets…the feel and smell of clean sheets is absolutely fabulous…climbing into bed at the end of a long hard day; snuggling up under the down duvet…resting my weary head…in bed. peace. bliss.
  • in the morning…freshly ground hazelnut vanilla coffee…mmm! even my daughters love it…we all just wake up with a whiff.
  • northern lights…here we see them often. white. blue. green. in waves. or brilliant rays.

You both win a 5×7 print of your choice from my flickr photostream. Congrats!  I’ll be in touch with you soon via email.  And thank you to everyone who participated.

Yay!  I love giveaways, which is why I’m going to link to a couple more sites sharing the love during the month of December.

Superhero Designs is doing a weekly giveaway
Shutter Sisters has a daily giveaway
And don’t forget my last giveaway, going until December 7th

If you know about more giveaway goodness, please feel free to share in the comments.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2008 7:36 pm

    this post made me smile…big.
    love this little piggy.

  2. December 2, 2008 8:30 pm

    willy is my kind of pig! 🙂

  3. December 2, 2008 10:01 pm

    I’m so honoured! And I am SMITTEN with those piggy pictures! I look forward to choosing my prize.

    Merci. 🙂

  4. December 3, 2008 12:28 am

    tee hee .. i heart wilbur, the great wanderer may be my favourite 🙂

  5. December 3, 2008 12:29 am

    p.s. you should seriously consider selling wilbur cards, uh huh 😉

  6. December 3, 2008 1:38 am

    or…write a book about Wilbur. All photos and just a few words…but seems as if words come easily as well…

    these are gorgeous and funny!
    Hope Wilbur makes you giggle as well! xx

  7. Christina permalink
    December 3, 2008 7:12 am

    The book about wilbur sounds like a great idea. Wilbur’s great adventures! It could be my boys bedtime story.

  8. Alison permalink
    December 3, 2008 12:23 pm

    I think Wilbur suits that little guy just fine. I like the idea of a book too. I always did think you should write one. I just never thought the main character would be a worldly little piggy. hee hee

    I love the shot of him going for the wine. 🙂

  9. Michelle Caron permalink
    December 3, 2008 1:23 pm

    As soon as I saw the pic of Wilbur the great wanderer, I was thinking that would make a cool card.

  10. December 3, 2008 4:39 pm

    I immediately thought of a book too when I saw those captioned photos. I think it would be great.

  11. Frannie permalink
    December 3, 2008 7:33 pm

    Wilbur’s World Wanderings! Gotta be done, J.

  12. Frannie permalink
    December 3, 2008 7:34 pm

    Wilbur’s Wee World Wanderings!

  13. December 4, 2008 2:11 pm

    Hi Jeanine! Saw your comment over at Shutter Sisters. Some of my favorite travel spots: Japan, Australia and Cuba. In the states you can’t beat California for a little bit of everything. Utah and Colorado are also lovely. Ocean, mountains, forests, etc. Also, it is summer down under, so if you need sunshine Australia or New Zealand might be your ticket! Have fun!!

  14. December 4, 2008 9:01 pm

    before the first photo had even loaded completely, i was smiling…

  15. December 5, 2008 11:44 am

    Oops, I think I commented on the wrong section. I love that you chose Wilbur. I’ve read that book 100 times (because I tutor) and it is a masterpiece. Wonderful photos, and glad to see Wilbur enjoying life.

  16. December 15, 2008 7:25 am

    Hi! Found you through Shutter Sisters. I love that you are documenting Wilbur’s adventures. These pictures are great and fun. I had a stuffed monkey named Waldorf that I did this with last year, although not as beautifully. I need to bust him back out and try again. 🙂


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