CAN YOU HELP? Little lost penguin helps out at grocery store, needs to go home

From Shelby at Metropolitan Market in Admiral:

This little penguin got separated from their people over the weekend at our store, Metropolitan Market at Admiral, and they are very anxious to be reunited.

They’ve been helping us out in Floral, Sushi (which they did very much enjoy doing quality control tasting), and Produce, which I think is their favorite department, for some reason…

Still, there is no place like home and they would love to be found. Inquiries can be made with any of the front-end managers. We have them safe in our office. They are clearly very loved and must be very missed.

16 Replies to "CAN YOU HELP? Little lost penguin helps out at grocery store, needs to go home"

  • HS May 19, 2023 (9:14 am)

    This is awesome.

  • Torso_McTeague May 19, 2023 (9:24 am)

    Adorable; such a good helper.  I hope their family sees this! 

  • EG May 19, 2023 (10:00 am)

    This made me smile :-)

  • HC May 19, 2023 (10:21 am)

    Posted to one of the WSMom groups on FB!I have to say, I absolutely love that I get to live in a community that has both an amazing news & community organization like the WSBlog and also a grocery store that employs folks who care about the folks who shop there. 

    • Sarah May 19, 2023 (11:04 am)

      Same–these photos made my day. :)

  • Chris May 19, 2023 (11:27 am)

    I think he needs a name. How about Mr. Poppers?

    • Shelby May 19, 2023 (1:44 pm)

      We’re calling them Carrot, partly as a tribute to Terry Pratchett, but they say that is not their name. I have a godson who adores penguins, so if their people cannot be found in a few weeks, we can re-home them in a foster home.

      • Marina May 19, 2023 (2:57 pm)

        There need to be more Terry Pratchett references in this world. 

  • Mike May 19, 2023 (12:49 pm)

    This made me smile, hope penguin finds their family soon.

  • R2 May 19, 2023 (3:14 pm)

    Why I love West Seattle!

  • Barb May 19, 2023 (6:57 pm)

    Hope you post when he is reconnected with the owner.

  • Tracey May 20, 2023 (10:12 am)

    Does everyone not have a favourite stuffed animal from their childhood?  Mine is lamb chop.  My lamb is still with me with his tail safety pinned back on.  It was detached in a childhood mishap!

  • Shelby May 20, 2023 (4:59 pm)

    Hi, all – just got off duty for my weekend. Carrot is still at the store, being very brave. Our fingers are crossed that their people will get in touch. The potential foster family are big Pratchett fans, so Carrot will be warmly received if it comes to that. Carrot is both worn and freshly laundered, so I know someone misses them. Thanks for all the smiles. You guys are the best.

  • Shelby May 25, 2023 (10:37 am)

    Another Carrot update! They are now hanging out at my house, having some support time with our resident therapeutic counselor stuffie, the trauma llama, Ding Dong. (You are welcome.) We’re still hoping that their family figures out where they got lost. 

    • WSB May 25, 2023 (11:12 am)

      Thank you for the update!

  • Jessea June 9, 2023 (6:33 am)

    I still intermittently check this thread and even with no updates for the family, it still makes me smile. Thanks again for taking care of Carrot.

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