Remembering Animal Mother’s Day

When the flowers begin to bud, you know the little baby fuzzies and their mothers will be coming around soon.

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Animal Mother’s Day was a day that celebrated all the wonderful animal mothers and their cute little babies. Fairies could see a couple cute animals in meadows and play with them for badges. Personally, I loved seeing the animals; they were just too cute! 😀

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Here are some facts that you may or may not have known about this event:

Animal BannerMay 2010 ~*~ Animal Mother’s Day

Animal Mother’s Day was introduced to Pixie Hollow on May 3rd, 2011. Called Salute to Animal Mothers Week, it celebrated our cherished animals who nourish their young every year. It takes so much for just one of us pixies to raise an animal friend, I don’t know how they do it 😉 Fairies were encouraged to throw parties and the Spring 2010 Challenges badge was given to any pixie who played 5 party games at a party during that time. Beck visited some random pixie parties with animal related names as well.

A special Member-only quest was available at this time. Upon the completion of the quest, Fawn would reward the Members with a Wide Wicker Bed in Bluebird Blue.

No little fuzzies yet though; they come a little later 😉

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Animal Mothers DayMay 2011 ~*~ Animal Mother’s Day

The name is as we know it – in 2011, Animal Mother’s Day was changed to it’s current name. It was released, again, on May 3rd and lasted a whopping 14 days, all the way to May 17th. Those who flew into the Hollow received the message: “The Animal Mothers need our help! Visit Fawn for a new quest!” Sweet Pea explained Fawn’s brilliant idea for that year:

Fawn has a great idea to honor animal mothers this year — she wants to give them the day off! Mama animals all over the Hollow work very hard all year long taking care of their babies, so we’re going to help them.

You guessed it – fairies could help take care of the little baby animals (!!) In the quest, Mom’s Day Off from Fawn, Members could help ensure that the mothers had a beautifully relaxing day by taking care of their super cute babies. As a reward, Fawn gave the fairies a brown tee with a huge pawprint on it.

Three badges – Clean Baby Bunny, Hungry Baby Chipmunk, and Sleepy Baby Owl – were all badges that could be earned during the event. But get this, it was for Members only! Too bad….

A special gift for Members was hidden in plain sight in Snowcap Glade. Hey, remember the night cap that we had to buy in order to get the badge for taking care of the baby owl? Yep, that’s the one! It was  the Stars Are Out Cap in Cornflower Blue. Members could collect it for free in 2011, which I think was pretty great, but at least with the arrival of diamonds, community fliers could buy it too 😉

And obviously, there were gifts in the Ballroom. From Animal Moms———————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Animal 2012

May 2012 ~*~ Animal Mother’s Day

Animal Mother’s Day was announced in advance and returned May 8th and lasted until May 23th, which is an extremely long time for one event. The Animal Mothers really like being pampered for a day so they asked for it again this year. And like the kind fairy she is, Fawn agreed. The bunny, chipmunk, and owl were brought back to torture play with us for another year. Plus, there was a new little fuzzy that pixies could play with in Sunflower Gully.

As usual, there was a quest from Fawn. This time, Fawn wanted the Member fairies to help her create a gift for the new kitten and her mother, who were new to the Hollow. Fairies who completed the quest were awarded with a Baby Animal Portrait in Spring Breeze Green.

And what Pixie Hollow event had no free stuff for the Member fairies?

Gifts 2012Animal Friends also got a little festive. New outfits were released and available to be collected during the festival. A pair of kitten ears would surely brighten your day… Even if your Animal Friend wasn’t a kitten.

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Wash Bunny 2013

May 2013 ~*~ Animal Mother’s Day

Animal Mother’s Day was released for the last time on May 2nd. This year, Critter Sitters were needed since the Mothers were taking time off. No questions, no nothing. They were just doing it. I guess they felt obliged to. Fawn felt a little lazy that year so it was up to Rosetta to take care of the little babies. Does anyone else find this kind of strange, coming from the garden-fairy who was afraid of dirt? Uhhh….

A special quest was released for all pixies from Rosetta. It was called Rosetta the Critter Sitter. Pixies who completed it were given the badge and, correct me if I’m wrong, a package of Spring Style Seeds.

Obviously, the Ballroom was opened to Members, who could collect a Coffee Black Kitten Knit Hat. As usual, the animals were back in the meadows, ready to be pampered 😛

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Closing Thoughts

I’ll be honest – Animal Mother’s Day never was my favorite event in the history of Pixie Hollow. I mean, I loved seeing the cute fuzzies in the meadows as much as the next fairy, but other than that, there was nothing much. Well, that was probably because most of the event quests were for Members only. I did, however, enjoy the year where all players could complete that quest from Rosetta. Being a non-Member for most of my pixie life, it was a little difficult to be super excited about an event you couldn’t really do that much in.

But I have to admit, those baby animals were seriously cute. Even animal-haters (and face it, who can hate cute little baby animals?) would have to bow down and ‘awww’ at their cuteness.

I can definitely see why the Never Council arranged for the baby animals to stay in the meadows. They were just too cute – there was no way any fairy could resist giving the bunny a bath or playing with the kitten a bit. I was a little disappointed the years where everything was practically the same as the previous year, but it can’t be helped, since I always look for something new in each event.

What are your favorite memories of Animal Mother’s Day or playing with the animals? Leave me a comment below – I’d definitely love to hear! 😀

Minerva ♥

 

 

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Great job, Minerva! Unfortunately, I could never see Animal Mother’s Day while Pixie Hollow was open, but the way you have detailed this post, it seems to me as if I am celebrating the event now! Good job. 😀

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    • Thanks Sarah! Awww, it’s too bad you never saw Animal Mother’s Day – the animals were really too cute ♥ At least you can kind of celebrate it now 😉

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  2. Awesome job on this, Minerva! 😀
    I became a Member during the 2012 event, so I was SUPER excited to get the adorable stuffed animals in the Ballroom and the cute kitten ears for Rosejewel 😉

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    • Thank you Marigold! 😀
      Those stuffed animals and kitten ears were definitely to fly for 😉 It’s too bad only the Members got them, but I mean, oh well!

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  3. Wow Minerva. Such an awesome post. Like Sarah even I wasn’t able to spend Animal Mother’s Day, but after reading your post I perfectly understood the concept of this event. Lucky you!!! 🙂

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  4. Awesome post, Minerva! I actually experienced this event only last year. I really loved the cute fuzzies…. By reading your post, I feel as if I’ve just had a wander from Pixie Hollow… 🙂

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  5. Posted by Jade VanillaFlash on May 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I was there for the first mothers day! It was so much fun! (Yep, I’m that old on PH.)

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  6. Ahh! I REALLY used to love and look forward to that day in Pixie Hollow!!! I loved all events (and especially the ones involving non-members), but this one was special! I mean come on! Those baby animals were soooooo cute! *.* >< ❤
    If only the quests weren't only for members… 😦 . Well, anyways, nice post, i really enjoyed reminiscing that lovely event! 🙂

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  7. Posted by Crystal Cutetwinkle on January 4, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I looked forward to it too, Crystal Airshine. I’m saying your full name because my name’s Crystal too. Are you Crystal Airshine who writes pixie hollow’s little secrets? If you are, I love your blog!🐰

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  8. Posted by Crystal Cutetwinkle on January 4, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I loved the bunny🐰 and the cat🐱

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