Filed under: book reviews, coloring pages, Happy Thanksliving! coloring zine, TurkeyLove
I’ll start by saying THANK YOU to all who have shown their support for Happy Thanksliving!. It feels wonderful sending copies all over the country, imagining lots of vibrant, compassionate kiddos reading and coloring. Working on this project has surely ignited my excitement about the holiday, and I hope that Happy Thanksliving! brightens your celebration as well.
image borrowed from Bonzai Aphrodite
*If you want your copies of Happy Thanksliving! delivered before Thanksgiving, place your order by THIS FRIDAY!* (If your order also includes a hardcover book or dolls, your shipment will take longer to deliver.
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Now let us color!
What would you like to say to a turkey friend?
I’m leaving for Ohio tomorrow morning, to visit my family and friends and to enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving feast! All orders placed at ThoraThinks.com these next few days will be shipped on the week of November 29th.
Are you having a veg Thanksgiving celebration? Take a picture of Ingvar with the food, and send it in! : )
Wishing everyone a peaceful, joyful, delicious holiday-
Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m making some color-your-own-turkeylove-buttons! They’re SO fun to color. Just bust out some permanent markers, turn on your favorite song, and brace yourself for a very satisfying experience. End-of-the-week Special: All orders over $10 come with a set of 2 buttons. (Offer ends this Sunday at midnight). I’m also giving away some free buttons on the Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice Facebook page! Don’t be seen this Thanksgiving without a button you colored yourself…
Keep the buttons for yourself, or give them to a buddy!
Turkeys are talkers!
Turkeys recognize each other by their unique voices, and researchers have identified more than 20 distinct vocalizations in wild turkeys! Like cats and dogs, turkeys are intelligent and sensitive animals who form strong social bonds and show great affection to others.
(Learn more about turkeys at the Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.)
What are these turkeys saying to each other?
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During the month of November, 50% of book sale profits will be donated to Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.
Turkeys have interesting, beautiful faces!
Their snoods, carbuncles, and wattles give their heads a unique shape and texture. These features are more prominent in males (toms) than in females (hens); and they become flushed and bright red when turkeys are excited, agitated, or frightened. Wattle skin is very vascular, and helps keep turkeys cool in hot weather. Birds don’t sweat, but the good circulation in wattles dissipates body heat when they’re chillin’ in the sunshine.
I’d also like to add that it’s just really cool to have a partially blue face.
I love turkeys and their bumpy, wiggly, colorful, drapey, sweet, vibrant faces!
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(The turkey in today’s coloring page is a tom, but I’ll draw a hen next. Gotta represent the ladies.)
I know I’m not the only one who has been hurting for turkeys. With Thanksgiving approaching, we are faced with a vast cultural disconnect. Families and friends will soon come together to share meals and reflect on the joys of life, somehow disregarding the massive violence at the center of this tradition. For most Americans, a dead turkey symbolizes the Thanksgiving celebration. Every year, the complexities of this reality leave me feeling disturbed, overwhelmed, angry, and helpless.
Here’s the thing- turkeys are awesome. They are social, vocal creatures. Turkeys are unique and interesting and full of life- just like any other animal. So let’s share some turkeylove this month! Throughout the month of November, I’ll be posting special turkey coloring pages, hosting some fun contests and giveaways, and sharing info about our feathered friends. In addition, 50% of book sale profits will be donated to Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project. This is a great time to donate a book to a local school or library- or gift it to a special child in your life. Do you have other ideas about how to spread the turkeylove? Please share! And if you haven’t already, suggest the Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice Facebook page to your friends so they can join in on the love.
Okay, let’s get coloring…