LOTR Sloths

I forgot to mention that I went to see the second “Hobbit” movie a couple weeks ago. Loved it! But then I love all the LOTR movies anyway :) Check out these Lord of the Rings sloths by S.WatercolourLOTR sloths

The Ultimate Sloth Gift Guide

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!
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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 5: Sloth Flip T-shirt- “Ask me why I’m lazy”lazytshirt

Number 4: “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth” by Eric Carle

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. climbinggif

Happy shopping, and Merry Christmas!

Perry the Sloth

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.

The name Perry comes from the word Perezoso, which is Spanish for Sloth. Sloths are found all over the Spanish speaking country of Costa Rica.Perrysloth

And just so you don’t doubt me about how adorable Belt is in The Croods, here’s a short clip:

Life of Pi

Watch the first scene of “Life of Pi”. On 3D Blu-ray if possible (or at least in HD). BAM. Sloth.

The author of the book, Yann Martel, is fascinated by sloths, and this is reflected in his writing.

Sometimes I got my majors mixed up. A number of my fellow religious-studies students – muddled agnostics who didn’t know which way was up, who were in the thrall of reason, that fool’s gold for the bright – reminded me of the three-toed sloth; and the three-toed sloth, such a beautiful example of the miracle of life, reminded me of God.

You can get a hard copy of the book here, or the ebook for Kindle or iBooks.