Stranded with Pinky

By Madeline Crowley

Thinking about it now, if I were to look over and see her small pink leg sticking out from under the edge of my bed my stomach would instantly drop in embarrassment at the fact that I still own my ugly little elephant stuffed animal from when I was a baby. However, I know darn well that if I was ever woken up in the middle of the night with my house on fire and only had time to grab one item she would be the first thing I reach for. My elephant, Pinky, has been through so much and stayed by my side through all of my childhood. I’ve surely used her to wipe my sweaty forehead, sneezed on her when I was stuck home with the flu, dragged her around Target, and taken baths with her by my side. Every night when I woke up from my unrealistic nightmares, Pinky comforted me like nobody else could have. With that being said, If I were stranded on a deserted island Pinky would no doubt be my first choice of companion! She could hold down the fort for me while I go to collect firewood for survival, be used as bait so I could capture prey to eat, and keep me the best of company when I get scared at night all alone there. If I were stranded I would not be able to do it without my beloved elephant, Pinky.