I would like to take this moment to tell you a little bit about Alex de Leeuw and ask for your help with a difficult matter. Some of you may not know Alex yet so I will start at the beginning.
Alex is the lion who lives in the classroom where my girlfriend teaches. He is a very friendly lion; you don’t have to worry about him maiming any children. He is only small and he is very well behaved in class (he’s very good at mathematics but art is his favorite subject). He spends his evenings staying with the children so they can write about their adventures for class.
I first met Alex when my girlfriend brought him home from work one day to spend the evening with us. At first I thought it was strange that she was brining a young lion home but we quickly got to know each other and became very good friends. From time to time Alex likes to stay with us so he can have a bath in our washing machine (yeah, we thought that was slightly strange too but he seems to like it).
Sadly, we will soon have to say good bye to Alex. Do not be alarmed. Nothing foul has befallen the little lion. He is perfectly healthy. However, at the end of the year my girlfriend will be changing jobs and since we do not want to interrupt Alex’s education or take him away from the children who love him so much he will be staying at the school with them.
Alex has already written a few guest posts that will be posted at a later date but sadly he will not be able to write any more after that. This is very sad indeed since I was hoping for him to be a regular feature on this blog.
It is also why I have started my search for a new Alex. I know it may sound harsh to talk about replacing a lion as un-replaceable as Alex so soon but sometimes we have to be grown-up and face reality.
Alas, my search has not gone well so far.
I know that Alex used to live in the toy department of Vroom & Dreesmann but I have been unable to locate one of his kin. They have been sold out everywhere I have looked so far. I have checked the V&D in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Rotterdam but I have only found one of his tiger cousins (which is now living with us and still needs a name). Now I am asking for your help.
If you are able to help, please:
– Check your local V&D
– Inform me if you locate one of Alex’s kind
– Spread the word about this search
– Use the ‘Find Alex’ button (to the right) to link to this post
– Join the ‘Find Alex’ facebook group
– Come up with name suggestions for the tigger
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for any help you can give during this difficult time.