Saturday, October 1, 2016

An Interview with Smoochy the Frog

Hey all! Linden here! It’s been a year since the last time anything’s been posted on this blog. You know what that means! That’s right – I’m not grounded anymore!

No, really, actually it means that Big Person finally has time to give me the computer, and help me take some pictures. It’s been a busy year for Big Person. She published her first book, and let me tell you, it took eight whole years! I’m ten, so that’s like forever!

A little light reading. Oof! If you like LARGE print, that is!

Here’s me with The Book. I’m not gonna pressure you or anything but you should totally go buy one. Or at least tell everybody else you know to go buy one! :)

But that’s not what we’re here for. Today, I’m finally starting my interview series. Yay! I’ve decided to interview my friends on their birthdays. There’s a lot of us, so there will be plenty to talk about. But since there are three birthdays today, I’m going to do only two, and the next one tomorrow.

Smoochy and I say Hi!

Today we say Happy Birthday to Smoochy and his son Lil Smooch.

This is them, with Smoochy’s partner Stretch and Lil Stretch. Smoochy and Stretch arrived on the same day, way back in 1998. That is WAY older than me, even though technically I was “introduced” in 2001.

What a happy family!

So…before we start, I did a little deductive work. And I found out this information:

Is he a frog or maybe a prince?
This confusion makes him wince
Find the answer, help him with this
Be the one to give him a kiss!

That is Smoochy’s poem. I asked him about it.

This is my interview area.

Me: Smoochy, what would you say this poem says about you and your son?

Smoochy: I think it’s a life lesson, honestly. My boy and I are definitely princes, so don’t judge us just because we’re green – and yellow. Stretch has always seen that. And Big Person too. Although when she was Little Person she was very disappointed that I didn’t turn into a Person-sized prince when she kissed me.

All right, well that’s all we have time for today. So tune in next time for another interview!

Linden out!

P.S. I didn’t really get grounded for a year. Just…almost a year. I may have tried to take a picture of lions, tigers, bears, and me. And maybe it kinda sort of didn’t go quite as I planned.

You can't see it from here, but this part of the Zoo is up sorta high.
So maybe I shouldn't have tried to have everyone sit on my shoulders all at once...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Welcome to AG 2 Zoo!


Linden here! I'm your friendly neighborhood AG 2 Zoo spokesperson. Why? Because I said so. Oh, and because I volunteered. Big Person said that's because I'm too chatty for my own good, but I think she's just jealous. She's a writer, but she gets shy sometimes, so she clams up even though she's not too bad. But me? I never run out of things to say!

That's me! Sorry for the lousy picture quality. None of us have quite figured out how to work a camera yet.
(P.S. Big Person, you should learn!)

Anyway, so you're probably wondering what this blog's about. If I'd been reading this far on a blog and still didn't know, I'd be pretty confused! So....

AG 2 Zoo is the fun zone for a collection of dolls and stuffed animals that has been steadily growing for almost thirty years (Wow, that's old!). Anyway, we all have our own personalities and have gone on lots of adventures over the years, and so everybody has plenty of stories to tell. But until I came along, nobody was really brave enough to do it. And Big Person, who brought us all together, thought it would be weird if she wrote from her perspective.

I told Big Person she uses way too many fifty-cent words. I'm only ten, so "Perspective" is like a capital letter, super-big, not-kid-friendly word. But that's besides the point. The point is:

Here we are!

This is Beanie Mountain. This was taken a while ago. Thank goodness everyone's spread out since then!

These are some more inhabitants of the zoo. Again, it's less messy now, but Big Person
is under the weather and didn't want to sneeze on anybody while she was using the camera.

We're all ready to tell our stories, and bring you into our world. We hope you'll have lots of fun with us in the future. Enjoy the ride, and welcome to AG 2 Zoo!!!

Best Blogger Doll in the Room

P.S. More stories soon!
P.P.S. You should totally leave a comment in the comments section!
P.P.P.S. Three P's is cooler than two. So there. :)
P.P.P.P.S. See you next time!