Jimbob and Coconut Mug Set
Get both mugs and get free shipping! You can get two fun new mugs featuring two of my favorite animals. These 15 oz mugs are perfect for your morning coffee and your first smiles of the day.
The story of Coconut and Marlin:
Before I went to Zimbabwe to Free to Be Wild Sanctuary, I had been following along on social media and I was the most excited to meet Coconut. She was a warthog that had been found as a baby all alone in very bad shape and was nursed back to health at the sanctuary. She was raised there and was very habituated to humans and the dogs and it even seemed she thought she was a dog! She had her own couch in the house and got lots of love and snuggles from everyone. Coconut met her boyfriend, Marlin, at the sanctuary. Marlin is a cockatoo that is super fun and friendly. He always says “Hello Boy!” to everyone. It is too cute. Marlin and Coconut were inseparable. Marlin would ride around on Coconut’s back and groom her and talk to her all day. They even slept together at night. They were so much fun to watch. Coconut met a very sad and untimely end during the pandemic due to poachers. Marlin is doing well and has a lot of friends at the sanctuary, but I am sure he misses her. I almost didn’t want to paint Coconut because I was so sad, but I thought she could give many more smiles to the world if I shared her beautiful face and her story. There are many people and animals that will never forget her.
10% of this sale goes back to Free to be Wild Sanctuary in Zimbabwe to help provide all the love and care that Coconut and Marlin's friends need. By purchasing my products you are not only supporting me to do more of this work helping animals, you are also supporting the sanctuary and all the animal friends there!
Jimbob is a popular donkey on the Isle of Wight. He has a lot of admirers and is even called the “George Clooney” of donkeys because he’s so handsome. He arrived at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary from Carisbrooke Castle in 2017 after his retirement from turning the castle’s giant oak water wheel. The water wheel takes a bucket down a well to the water and draws it back up. Since 1969, the wheel has been turned by a team of donkeys. They perform about 30 seconds of work at each demonstration. Don’t worry, they spend the rest of the day getting spoiled and pampered by the staff on 5 acres of pasture. I even learned Jimbob sometimes fell asleep on the wheel when it was his turn! He is also said to be the best cuddler and always notices when someone is having a bad day. I found him to be very charming and used to getting a lot of attention. He certainly caught my attention.
10% of this sale goes back to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary to help provide all the love and care that Jimbob and his friends need. By purchasing my products you are not only supporting me to do more of this work helping animals, you are also supporting the sanctuary and Jimbob!