Meet Wild Thing. He stands over 5 feet tall and is a well loved, much visited, permanent fixture at Dr. Frank Barone's beautiful office in Toledo, OH.
While waiting to see Frank , you can watch the flat screen which simulates an aquarium with salt water fish and coral, sip on green tea while reading the latest publications on heath, beauty, and wellness, or close your eyes in the dimly lit waiting room and enjoy aromatherapy and soothing music.
Or... you can spend some time with Wild Thing!
When Frank asked me to take Wild Thing home and give him a "make-over", I agreed thinking this would be a lot of fun, a deviation from my normal Smucci routine, and relatively easy. Well, it was alot of fun and definitely a break from my routine, but in no way was this easy!!!
Wild Thing does not bend! Expecting that his legs would move just a smidge, I thought I'd plop him onto the front passenger seat of my truck. Just imagine the scene...
with the seat all the way back and reclined, WT fit with
his body angled and his head falling repeatedly
towards me all the way home.
At some point I just gave up and let him flop onto my
shoulder. No, really, my vision wasn't obstructed at all! I
couldn't see through my tears! I was laughing so hard...
what the heck, Frank!!
So, finally we arrive. I force Wild Thing out of the truck
and carry him through the front door and into my
kitchen, where he stood for the next week while I
worked on his image makeover....
Ah Hah! I would turn him into "Lawn Man"!!!
Tractor Supply, here I come! All my favorite things!
During the week long transformation, I had to pin, prod,
and push so things would remain where I put them. Wild
Things white & black saddle shoes are permanently
attached to his feet (or legs, he has no feet, just lots of
concrete inside the shoes!) A big pair of John Deere garden boots had to be cut in half and reassembled with staples and tape.
my dogs growled at Wild
Thing during the entire week.
My son and I jumped every
time we walked into the
kitchen. But we are
looking forward to having
him back for his next
hmmmm, I think perhaps
an Italian artist would
be great. Leonardo, a canvas
of Mona Lisa... in progress,
a drop cloth splattered with
Kinda like Frank and his
incredible talent, artistry,
in assisting so many as they
continue to evolv.