Warthog and Cockatoo Mug - Coconut and Marlin
This 15 oz mug is perfect for your morning coffee or tea. The handle and the inside of the mug are red and it is a cheerful, sweet mug that reminds us that love is possible for everyone and every animal.
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!
The mugs are beautiful !! We kept two and gave two as gifts to family members who also loved them