Okay, a snuggle-able wolf puppet it is! I found a timber wolf puppet made by the Folkmanis company, and, on a whim, added in a burrowing owl. She does love the wolf puppet that she named Pal, but Burrow, the owl, has become a beloved travelling companion when we are out of the house.
On our usual Tuesday-in-town, after the natural foods store, and the nature center, and the library with friends, we were at the Mazomanie Movement Arts Center for Camille and Sylvia's gymnastics / tumbling class. The owner of MazoMAC saw Ayla's owl and mentioned that she had some puppets that had been donated to her that she doesn't have a use for and has been meaning to give away. Would we be interested? Um, yes!
She brought out a blue box covered in moons and opened it up to these delightful fairy tale puppets, plus a lady bug and a baby burrowing owl! What an amazing gift!
flight and sweetness
The puppet with the baby owl, above, has been named Camille, the Pirate Queen.
The stories and characters change and evolve throughout the day, being revisited again and again.
Here's Pal, the snuggle-able wolf puppet that started it all.
I have more thoughts to share about community and transitions and gratitude, but I am being asked to join a girlie living room dance party, so it'll have to wait for another time . . . I am needed.