For Father’s Day I want to share two of my most treasured possessions: a giraffe and a donkey that my dad made out of wire – a simple present for his parents when he was a student and had very little money. As an engineering student he did have plenty of malleable wire though, and I love how he fashioned these two sprightly animals by bending two different colored wires into shape. The donkey and the giraffe are more than 50 years old now and not any worse for the wear. Once in a while they need a little straightening to stay upright, but they faithfully graced the shelf in my grandmother’s living room, and now they grace mine.