Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 29: Hippopotamus

Welcome to the penultimate day in the Daily Animal Doodles challenge!

This is Ned, and he is trying to catch that balloon in his mouth. He's a full-grown hippo, he just has an overgrown sense of whimsy. The idea is that he will catch the balloon without popping it, but as you can see he has very sharp teeth and he's in danger of choking if he's not careful. Ned has already been to the emergency room twice for this, and he has been warned to stop it, but he just can't help himself. Ned is what you'd call a special hippo. In addition to extreme sports, Ned likes the Crayola 64-pack of crayons that comes with a sharpener, French poetry, ham radio and crickets.


  1. You should write a book - I would read it everyday. These stories are excellent and seriously make my day.

    Btw, I posted a new list for July in case you were interested in continuing!

  2. Thanks! I think I will continue! Also, check back for "Dreams," a story I wrote in college.

  3. This balloon totally steals the show! You can't put a shiny, well-shaped, red balloon anywhere and expect me to pay attention to anything else.