Did you see what I did right there?
I kind of talked about it.
One of the deals with Mental Health Month is to raise awareness that a person can enjoy a perfectly happy, fulfilling, holistic life just like people with physical illnesses and injuries.
So by 1. blogging, and 2. giving stuff away, I'm getting my happy on. And hopefully adding some cheer to a few of my followers' lives too.
Today's giveaway is something that makes Miss 8 happy, and Zsa Zsa the toy poodle even happier: ZhuZhu pets!
If you don't know what a ZhuZhu pet looks like, you clearly don't have or know children, or you live on another planet.
They are small, noisy, and either extremely annoying or cute, depending on how you feel about that kind of thing.
This is a Zhu Zhu pet. You can get Kung Zhus for boys (or tomboys), as well as babies, puppies and other toys. And you can buy them clothes, costumes, carriages and other accessories. (Of course you can!)
They're based on hamsters/guinea pigs I think, and even now that we have our own guinea pigs the ZhuZhu pets are extremely popular at ChezMIA.
ZhuZhus scurry around making cute little noises, and kiddies love them. As do toy poodles.
Kind-hearted Harmonie has a collection of ZhuZhus but kindly donated a couple to Zsa Zsa to play with.
Zsa Zsa cracks us up when she follows them around the house, and noses and fusses over them like they are babies.
Except that, well, lately, Zsa Zsa has started to destroy her babies! (Warning: The following image may be unsafe for the eyes of small humans...)
This is what is left of the ZhuZhu featured in the previous photos.
And lest you think I'm critical of ZhuZhus, I am not. Just the opposite in fact.
They are freaking sturdy for a toy that costs about $10.
This one endured months, of padding at with paws, nose-poking, licking, gnawing, biting, nipping, mouth-carrying and dropping before it started to look like this.
And that's after already having a first life as a much-loved kiddy pet. So they are a pretty good choice for a toy that lasts. Especially if you can't have a real guinea pig. And unlike the real thing they don't poo, wee and wheet all the time!
For today's Mental Health Kindness Giveaway, I have a toy and matching outfit that will make your child and/or pet happy.
To win, simply tell me what your favourite toy was as a kid in the comments below. Make sure you're following my blog first!
For extra entries, tweet or FB, but leave a separate comment to tell me.
Entries closed and winner drawn October 21, 2012