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Baby Sitters

Baby Sitters

Penguins are really need little guys, that really have a great sense of home and of community. It seems that most breeds of penguin (maybe all?) have a fixed place to go to to make their babies. The care and feeding of the offspring is very much a shared effort, with Mom and Dad taking turns guarding either the egg, or the young one when it hatches. On land, they are not fierce nor fast, and they will end up watching helplessly if something does grab one of their young. They do not have many defenses other than to keep the young huddled close, or covered up. I would really love to travel some day and see them in person, rather than on TV or in a book. Maybe I will get to do that. As global warming becomes more and more of an issue, I can't help but wonder if these wonderful beings will be here for my grandchildren to observe.

Babysitters is a very nice little gourd - only about 6 inches tall, sturdy and well-balanced. As usual the money for this gourd will go to UNICEF, or M.O.R.E. I am also open to having to a different non-profit that you desire, as long as it is for a good cause such as human rights, environmental protection, or public health.

Margie Lopez Read