I was lucky enough to still get one of these and since I have struggled to find a tea pet I wanted in about 10 years of being a tea enthusiast. I always knew I wanted something handmade and a little unusual, something a little imperfect yet perfect the way it is and made of clay so that it forms a lovely patina over the years.
The teapet was the reason I came across this page to begin with, as I saw the photo in an image search and thought it looked like a bunch of thirsty animals were offered a drink in a teacup. I loved the idea of not knowing exactly what I would get and what I ended up getting could not have beem more perfect! So incredibly fun and adorable - my little te companion for the years to come :)
Your little CRITTERS are SO fun and such a delight that I have them ALL (10!) perched along the upper edge of a favorite bowl and they sit very near my black tea kettle so I can "watch them" while I fix tea times for Isabelle, my calico cat and ME!!! And sometimes we "chat" back and forth---the Critters--and I, about a "great many things"!!