Because most of stuff was in boxes, the initial household altar consisted of my Tiwaz figure and the libation bowl of vodka. As my boxes were unpacked, I added the carved wooden bear (family totem) and a ceramic figure of a woman wearing a skirt of stars with her arms upraised. But they were all crowded on the end of my fireplace mantle, obviously not something that should continue.
Today, during a several hour unpacking session, I realized that the perfect location for the new household altar was on the shelf of the tv stand. (Trust me, it works better than it sounds.) I placed everything where it was supposed to go, but was frustrated to find that the big wolf statue wouldn't fit the new space.
I called Wolfling and asked her input and opinion, since it's her household too. She said, "It needs a wolf figure." I agreed, but neither of us could find something small. I did, however, find a sweet little stuffed wolf that usually sits on my dresser. Grinning mischievously, I set it on the altar next to Tiwaz.
The response I got wasn't a growl, per se -- just an implacable NO from Lohain.
Really? I poked, teasing.
Okay, okay. . . I'll take it off.
The little stuffed wolf went back to my dresser, but so far Wolfling and I have not been able to find something appropriate. A shopping trip may be in order. I'm sure he'll let me know when I find something he approves of.
It probably doesn't translate all that well here, but I found it very amusing. . . .