Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Arrival!

Some weeks ago I stumbled across a devastatingly cute vinyl squeak toy dog on Etsy and decided he simply had to come and join my collection. The pup's location was Australia, and so I have had to be patient while waiting for him to arrive via seamail, a new experience for me.

Well, on Saturday, I got the package! He's a wonderful little toy, in very good condition and with a terrific loud squeak.

I thought I'd pose one of my poms beside him for scale--ha ha! I don't know how your pets react to the camera, but if mine always react to being posed as if they were naughty schoolkids waiting outside the principal's office for discipline--stiff, anxious, and frozen at attention. I can relate; I usually look like a deer in the headlights or a snarly old grouch in photographs, myself.

First, Lollia gives it a try...

Then Peppy...
And finally Wickham...

The poms are much cuter than this in person. (In canine?) Oh, well. At least you can see the little toy dog. 

This toy dates to the mid 1950s to early 1960s, and was , I'm thinking, probably manufactured by the Edward Mobley Company, though there are no markings to verify this. I have another dog apparently made from the same mold, and he's dated 1964 and has the Edward Mobley mark. Here they are together. The main difference between them is that the golden dog has sleep eyes, and is maybe a tad bigger than the blue and white dog.

Here's the whole crew, cats and dogs together. They're all the same type and general scale, apart from the pink poodle who just tags along for the fun of it. You can see what a good fit my newbie is! It's going to be fun playing with these with the granddaughters when they're old enough to enjoy it.

In my next post I hope to show you some of my latest adventures in knitting. If it's not your thing, you can save reading it for some night when you can't get to sleep! :-)


The little pooch came from Etsy shop, PegsEmporium. Let me show you some of the other cool goodies she has for sale right now.

Pair of Vintage Pill Box Wedding Hats - 1960's Floral, Chiffon

Retro Travel Journal/Diary - 1970's Stationary

Retro Lustreware/Peach Fire Milk Glass Serving Plate (1970/Pyrex/Iridescent)


  1. Love it! and I love seeing your collection of squeak toys I had the large Cat sometime back and sold it but Id love to find a small one ..I bought a squeak toy dog the other day it was one I already have in my collection so Ill be posting it on etsy soon ;) ( hint hint )

    1. You have another squeak dog? Temptation, temptation! I will have to check it out.

    2. Its a Ruth E Newton Sun Rubber its in good shape I haven't listed it yet shall I send you the link when I do?