I’ve spent the last two days being grateful for unusual (read: weird) things (turkey and dressing, clothing racks) so I think I’ve stumbled into a trend that I will ride until the holiday.
Today’s oddity I’m grateful for: my alligator butler, Jeeves.
We first met Jeeves (or his prototype, who we now call Jeeves, Sr.) at a beach house we rented in Rosemary Beach, Florida two years ago. I fell immediately, head-over-heels in love with the little bronze fella and launched a relentless campaign for a Jeeves of our own. I found his maker on-line (Frontgate) and immediately began staging pictures of Jeeves “being helpful around the house” to assist in the case I was presenting my husband to justify spending hard-earned money on a prefabricated metal reptile.
Whose life wouldn’t be improved with a little assistance from a medium-sized fake lizard with a perky bow tie bearing an ever-so-helpful tray?
I was so wildly successful in my proposal (or so annoying my husband just gave in) that soon a little Jeeves came to live with us.
We have whole-heartedly incorporated him into our lives and actually dress him up for holidays.
He’s wildly handy for al fresco suppers.
We often have him greet party guests at the door with a selection of libations.
So today, I am grateful for my wonderful alligator butler.
And my even more awesome husband for bringing him into our lives.