(This cute poem was a prompt-response poem I wrote back in college but recently polished up for this article.)

I love Ziggy.

When I was a little girl visiting my father’s parents, a trip we made bi-annually, I was intrigued by the eclectic collection of life I saw there in their polished and organized home. It smelled different there. A combination of cigarette smoke, soap, and licorice candy.

These are the oddities of visiting family you don’t see often — you remember the strangest things.

Like Ziggy.

He was a stuffed rendition of the cartoon character that I have come to love, sitting there quietly on a bookshelf in the corner of my grandparent’s sitting room. I now have a few Ziggy items around my home and you will catch me saying sometimes: I live a Ziggy life.

He was adorable. Gullible. He had a variety of animals around him. He had the worst of luck — but still kept going!

Here are a few Ziggy cartoons to brighten your day and to remind you that no matter what kind of insanity of life you are are caught up in — life is a beautiful and often humorous adventure!

I hope you enjoyed a little bit of Ziggy today. You will notice I did not credit the photos — this is because I scavenged them from all over the web, from Pinterest, personal blogs, etc, but the true credit for the images should go to the creator Tom Wilson, an American cartoonist who originally created the little guy for greeting cards, which he drew from 1971 to 1987. The strip was then continued by his son, Tom Wilson Jr.

Have a wonderful Ziggy day and love those around you — bird fish, dog, mouse (and in my case chickens too!) because those critters just make life better.

𝘐 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭-𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘫𝘢𝘮.

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