Meet the the new office mascot at my workplace: Black Winnie-the-Pooh (the "h" is optional). My co-workers, Melissa and Lorrie, and I somehow got semi-addicted to things that you put in water and watch grow. I believe Lorrie started this fad by getting an alligator. Then Melissa joined in the fun by getting a nutcracker. So, now it was my turn to provide the entertainment.
One day while playing at playing at the Dollar Tree, I came across a small selection of grow thingies (what the hell are these things called? Well, until I can think of a better term, I'm sticking with the term "grow thingies"). Of the animals there, I decided to go with the bear.
I started growing him sometime last week. I should've taken a picture of him before I put him in water just to show how big he's gotten! I love how, from the front, you can't really tell what he is... he just looks like a black lump. Strangely he smells like gasoline. I'm not really sure how safe this thing is for children (or adults for that matter). I suppose as long as Timmy isn't playing with Winnie near an open flame, he'll be ok (I'm not sure which "he" I'm more concerned about with this sentence - Timmy or Winnie).
Melissa made the sign on his current habitat. I had him in a smaller container, but he outgrew that thing quickly. I think he may be maxed out on his growth spurt. I guess we'll give it a few more days just to be sure.
Once we're certain he's done growing, I'll begin training him to take over the office...