Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I have Canadian cousins...

I have adopted a ..monster..from Canada.  Not that all who are from Canada are monsters..or that Canada is the only country with monsters..

They (Canada..Canadians..) just happen to have some of the cutest monsters..ever.  Period.  {in case you missed the little dot..there.}

So here is Tank. 


 He was quite interested in the packing box he arrived in...


He had this little note...



 He was a little frightened, and he went straight for my purse..

 ..finally coached him out, then he tried to hide in the houseplant..

 ..then he went into the craft room and found a hat..
 ..guess he thought I wouldn't recognize him..

The monkey's on the bed were feeling really really huggy..which I think might have had Tank by surprise..

....wonder if he'd ever seen a fish before? Or at least one like Sushi who lives on the stove..


..once he decided we were an  "OK" family to live with, I told him he needed to "blend"..


Just look at all those new friends! Aww.show us some love, Tank ..


After getting some shut-eye {notice it is one eye in the old saying? Not "shut eyes"?  Hmmm..}
he drove to work with me..

"Buckle up Butter-cup"..
.. then on to meet the cousins..


{left to right..Alyssa, Ella, Me (in back) Connor, Emily and Brian..}



{we're blending, we're blending..}

{not too much of a family resemblance..but he is, after all, Canadian..handsome devil..er..monster}

Snack time was fresh peaches from a garden..Not my garden mind you..but a garden somewhere I'm certain.


can you say "Yum-Oh!"?

..and here is Tank's story.....

"Tank is approximately 9" tall with all felt accessories.

He loves love, and snacks. Be sure to keep some on hand. He also enjoys decaf, Velcro running shoes, and sandwiches. Ranch Dressing is his most favorite thing ever, don't ever leave him unattended with it.


Mmm, Ranch Sandwiches.


He is suitable for any age.
  All monsters are one of a kind, and handmade using socks :)"

See, I fell in love with Tank's brother, Sherman.


Loved all the photos I'd seen of him and his rambunctious cousins that Bonnie creates .. http://www.stufd.net/ but just like people, monsters are one of a kind.


So, because Sherman already had his home, I decided to "request" his look-alike brother, Tank.

There are some differences..

{Sherman is on the left..Tank is on the right..}

ear length for one..

and belly color..

and tooth proximity..

but I believe their personalities are quite similar.

Does your home need a monster to protect it? Or just to love? Contact Bonnie..the creator of all things monster-y....

Well, that's it for tonight..Tank has had a BIG day .

-me

14 comments:

Vicki/Jake said...

AH!! I LOVE me some Canadian Monsters! How adorable Colleen, and how well he fits in:) Thanks for sharing Tank with us. Maybe I should go see who else lives in Canada's Monster house.....

Beertje Zonn said...

I like you monster!

Greetings, Beertje Zonn

Holly said...

How sweet is Tank!!?? I love him.

just call me jo said...

I don't know who's cuter, you or Tank. I love the little tour you gave him of your world. I know he must have been a little scared in a new world and all. He and the other "monsters" are just adorable. I can't pick a favorite--as any mom knows. You don't have a favorite child. (But, tell Tank he's really my favorite. Just don't tell the others...)

Pat MacKenzie said...

What a cute, busy little monster. To quote an old tea commercial, "only in Canada, you say? Pity." I'll be checking out Bonnie's site for one of Tank's cousins.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for posting all this Colleen! I love the fish bowl picture! So cute! I am glad Tank is fitting in :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Tank is adorable!
I have to go and check out some of his buddies.

Laurie said...

Ah you are so funny Colleen, I love little Tank. I can see why he needed to get to bed after such a busy day. I should be so ambitious!

wendy said...

He's ADORABLE!!! I'm going to check out the sight!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Colleen -- you are so crazy! I giggled my way all through this post. Tank is adorable! Hope you have a great weekend. Tammy

Ming said...

Tanks alot Colleen!

lori vliegen said...

heeheehee......your little tank is super canadian cute! it looks like he's definitely part of the family, now that he's met everyone (and your purse and the houseplants!). i'm glad your hat fits him.....it might be a challenge finding sunglasses, tank-style. okay, i'm off to make a ranch sandwich.......xoxxo. :)))

eef said...

so cute! =]

btw, i just left a comment on one of your older posts that i can't find now about foxtails... because i got a ping from there to my site and then i clicked it and thought that was a new post. i might just be silly.

btw, can i "steal" some of those pics of you and your awesome family in the Mia shirts? I'd like to post them on my blog!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love him!