Apologies for not posting a lot over the last couple weeks. Study has been pretty hectic trying to finish off experiments and get things analysed before I have a couple weeks off over Christmas/New Year. Finally on holidays as of 3pm today! I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season as much as I am. It helps when you do most of your shopping in November and so December is nice and easy on that front (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I have 2 trees in my house, one upstairs and one downstairs. The one downstairs is the main one, themed, decorated fully, presents underneath. The upstairs one is reserved for the sloths! The tree is, of course, their natural habitat, and they all enjoy dressing up for the festivities!
Having trouble finding a gift for the sloth lover in your life? With Christmas fast approaching, you’ll need to be quicker than a sloth if you want to get them that present they will treasure for many long, slow years. Here’s a short guide to my top ten picks.
Number 10: Sloth Art by Tara Billinger– These plus many more!
Number 9: Sloth Socks from Sockittome.com
Number 8: Sloth Love Mug from Cafe Press
Number 7: “The Croods” movie
Number 6: “A Little Book of Sloth” by Lucy Cooke
Number 3: Sloth rings from Etsy
Number 2: Three Toed Sloth toy from Amazon
AND NUMBER ONE: If your recipient simply has everything already, why not make a donation on their behalf to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, to help rehabilitate injured sloths and return them to the wild.
Happy shopping, and Merry Christmas!
This is Sueño the Sloth. A fluffy, fuzzy, floppy Cuddlekins sloth, she and Perry live out their days together lazing about and giving cute little kisses when the kids aren’t looking. Sueño (pronouced “Ss-wen-yo”) is a beautiful lady, her fur is light tan, with a slight shimmer, due to the unique algal growths within it!
Sueno means “Dream” in Spanish.
Meet Perry. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. That’s not Perry, that’s Belt from The Croods 3D Dreamworks movie. And you would be right. But when “Belt” arrived on my doorstep, I didn’t see the stone age hip-hugging sloth that he is in this fantastic movie (you’ve got to check it out, seriously he’s uber cute), I saw my dopey, snoozy, Perry. He was different to Belt. Maybe a cousin, perhaps? He can’t play the drums, and he certainly won’t wield a knife. He is the best sloth for giving hugs because his arms are so long, and he loves to sit and watch soapies with me of an evening. Having said that, you can get Belt here, but make sure you give him lots of hugs too.
And just so you don’t doubt me about how adorable Belt is in The Croods, here’s a short clip:
Mikio the Sloth is a booty-shaking, bouncy young female, who is outgoing and very very friendly. Mikio likes to take her best girl Slowla out shopping and dancing, and she adores Kip even though he can be a bit of an embarrassment sometimes! Get this adorable Webkinz Plush here.
MIKIO means “Three trees together” in Japanese.
Three years ago yesterday a bundle of slothy fun arrived in my mailbox, which went on to be called Kip the Sloth.
Kip is Doza’s best mate. You could say he’s “that” friend. A bit of a bad influence, Kip is very cheeky, can get quite rowdy, and likes to make bad jokes and laugh at them himself. He is always the life of the party, and is usually the one keeping everybody else awake when, as is often the case, it is time for bed.
Kip comes from here originally!
Doza’s girlfriend, Slowla, is a shy, quiet sloth who loves cuddling and pillow talk!
You can get this adorable beanie baby here.
This is my very special friend, Doza Sloth. He was my first sloth, and so out of all of them he is the one that comes with me on holiday, the one who is allowed “sleepovers” in my bedroom (trust me, if they were all there I’d have to kick the boy out), and the only one to have his own Facebook account. He is a very easy going guy; as his name suggests he is often dozing but likes to have adventures sometimes too. Doza is not naughty, but he can sometimes be a bit cheeky! He likes to dance, and to cuddle, and to lounge around like “Hey, what’s goin’ on guys?”. He is a top bloke and a loving SNAG, and I love him to bits.