Today’s Throwback Thursday showcases the glow in the dark Bugga Bugga 3 inch Dunny from Scott Tolleson. I choose this figure to write about to memorialize the last ant in my ant farm, who tragically passed away recently. The ant farm was originally purchased for my nephew for this past Christmas, but the ants that were supposed to arrive just in time to present to him instead came 3 weeks early. After being forced to foster 25 or so ground critters I grew too attached and couldn’t give them up. I watched as they dug their little tunnels, and drank from droplets of water I provided. I looked on as a proud father as they built tiny mountains and storage spaces for their rationed bread crumbs. It was a beautiful utopia until it wasn’t.
As we live so shall we die and one by one my little ant buddies went from moving dirt to taking dirt naps. The others would carry the bodies of their fallen sisters and piled them onto what would soon be known as Mausoleum Hill. Then one day there was only one left; the lone wolf of the colony. For a month she persevered with the massive farm all to herself. She stopped working and just enjoyed the time she had left with knowledge that the reaper was always just around the corner. We should all be more like Helga, the last of her tribe, who was the embodiment of strength, ingenuity, and knew how to have a good time.
Dry those tears and and wonder in amazement along with me that this Dunny is still available. Stop the procrastinating and add this dude to your collection already. Helga would have wanted you to.
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