Solbit Finds the City of Brotherly Love

Dear Nicalai,

What’s the City of Brotherly Love? Philadelphia!  Yeah, I guess “Philadelphia” actually means “brotherly love” in some old language.  Who knew?  Now with progress made by us girls, maybe they need to update to an old language word that means City of Sibling Love or City of Sisterly and Brotherly Love.


Hey, speaking of love, look at me with Charlie. I just love this dog, and I think he loves me too.

Well, there you go.  We need an updated name for Philadelphia that includes girls, boys, and others-than-humans, like dogs.  Look how friendly Charlie is with little me.  He takes after John and Ann, our hosts, who made us all feel so comfortable and welcome at their home.

As you know, we’ve visited a lot of old friends and family out here on the east coast of the USA.


We’re still living out of our suitcases and back packs, even though we’re back in the USA

In Philadelphia, we saw Nona and Papa’s friends, and I made new friends with them but also with dogs and birds too!  One of my new bird friends said, “Solbit, I’m sorry, but I have to go back to my nest now. It’s getting late, but I’m going to leave you something to remember me by.”


My new friend left me one of her feathers to remember her by.

Try as I might, I just couldn’t could remove one of my orange, plastic scales to give her to remember me by.  As she flew away, I got a virtual tear in my eye.  I hope she can remember me, too, even without one of my scales.

Do you ever feel that way when you leave a good friend?  Kind of a happy and a sad feeling all at the same time, isn’t it? Often when we leave friends, Nona starts crying, but I think she’s happy to have spent time with old friends.

Well, as usual, I gotta go.  Yeah, we’re all packed up and headed for The Big Apple. Know what that is?  New York City.  We’re going to see friends of Nona and Papa’s who live in a place called — get this — “Manhattan.”  Do you think any city in the world is named “Womanhattan”?  I’m going to google that.  Bye.

I’m your friend.



December 2014

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  • You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
  • You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”

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