Monday, August 30, 2010

Ludwig's Summer Vacation

It's just about time to head back to school (or work). So Hippo's friend Ludwig von Flusspferd wrote to tell more about how he spent his summer vacation.

After some time spent seeing doctors, his vacation became more fun.

Supervising the van-packing. It's amazing how much stuff a little hippo can possibly need.

Smiling for the camera on his new little hippo-sized Nintendo DSi XL.

Rolling in a bed of his favorite flowers: snapdragons! They sound scary, but their mouths are so soft that it just tickles when they bite.

Thanks for sharing, Ludwig! From the rest of you, Hippo A. Potamus would like to know:

How did you and your hippo spend summer vacation?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meet D.H.

Contrary to popular belief, I am NOT afraid of the vacuum cleaner.  When my staff was cleaning the other day, the only reason I ran under the couch was to pick up some change that rolled underneath. 
(Maybe it wouldn't do that if I had pockets.) 

I guess it had been a while since we cleaned under there, since I made a new friend. 
Meet D.H. (short for Dust Hippo).

He's so tiny, it is kind of hard to see him.  Here's a close-up.

And here he is trying to run off with part of my allowance!

 *Note from Hippo's Handlers--D.H. didn't really grow up under the couch.  He moved here from a nice place called Moss Mountain ( when he got a job offer from our pod to be Undersecretary of Couch Stuff.  And he wasn't stealing Hippo's allowance, either. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dr. Hippo's Practice

Since I've spent so much time taking care of sick hippos in my little pod,
I decided I should practice medicine.

I'm going to practice, and practice, and practice on Opie until I get really good at it.

Messy, gross things make me kind of woozy,
But I'm really good at prescribing Band-aids and Tylenol.

Get well, hippos!