Central & Gus: Greeting Card: Pearl Papineau Saw Whet Owl

Central & Gus

Pearl Papineau Saw Whet Owl

Inside: Blank inside

On the back of each Central & Gus Greeting Card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured on the front (see below). Entirely collectible, these stories intertwine, creating a much loved community of characters. Central & Gus donates a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.

Dimensions: 6.25"w x 4.5"h


On the back of the card: Pearl Papineau is an unusual owl; she doesn’t require the security of lush evergreen boughs. Rather, she perches on the highest branch of the tallest tree in all of Algonquin Park. Not that the air is any fresher, nor because the tree limbs are more comfortable, it’s simply because of the panorama. Pearl is entranced by the spectacular 360 degree view of the inky-blue sky, liberally peppered with stars. And, of course, the moon: the big, glowy ball that affects every single thing with every wax and wane.

Almost obsessively, Pearl tracks the movements of the constellations; the passing of the comets; and the course of the moon. Really, it is by way of Pearl’s almanacs that the schedule of the community is wrought, from planting to harvesting to hibernation. It pleases Pearl that her work is this helpful, but even if it wasn’t worth a wit, she’d still be found, night after night, sitting at the tippity top of her tree, watching the sky go by.


Laura Morrish
Pembroke Pines, Florida

Artist Laura Morrish, the creator of Central & Gus, has been inspired her entire life by the wildlife she encountered on her family’s farm in Canada. Creating a community of characters based on real animals, and filled with quirky imagery and uplifting tales, the Central & Gus family is sure to bring smiles and reminders of special places and experiences!

Category: Greeting Cards


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