I purchased this poorly printed and cracked child's mug because the pattern featured a guinea pig, which is quite unusual. The pattern reminded me of a loved 1972 photo of my son. He has always loved animals, and in the photo he is hugging a guinea pig. Jonas was barely two, so the guinea pig looks very large. I still remember the guinea pig's name, Goldie. She was very gentle, and was very loved in the pre-school where she lived.
Jonas and Goldie the Guinea Pig.
Usually, transferware patterns lead me on a intellectual search, not down memory lane. I am glad this one did.