a couple months ago my aunt katie sent patrick and i a wedding gift. it was quite exciting as it arrived in a large box. i spent a minute or two trying to remember if i had purchased something recently and forgotten about. i opened the box and it had two smaller boxes inside, and i then realized it was a gift. the thoughtful thing to do would have been to wait for patrick to get home and open it together. but unfortunately for patrick i love presents more than i love being kind or thoughtful. so i gleefully tore into the packaging. inside were two ceramic pieces, one was a lovely golden yellow baking dish. the other was a serving dish that was round and wine red, with the head, feet, and tail of a pig. i giggled quite a lot when i opened it because it was so cute! then i felt quite touched that my aunt, whom i haven’t seen very often in the past 20 years bought me such a thoughtful wonderful gift. as soon as i saw it a vision of some squirrel and rabbit pirates sailing in the pig bowl ship on the high seas came to mind. so i decided to draw it. the drawing (original is black and white) was meant for a thank you card to my aunt katie, that i haven’t sent as of yet but will. so this is my early/very late thank you!!!