Meet Opie. He’s a happy little fella who loves to curl up in your lap, so it’s a good thing he’s about the size of a big dog!
Yes, Opie seems to think he’s a big lapdog, and he loves it when you stroke his feathers. Where is he off to now? It looks like he’s going to show you his favorite toy…Opie carries Teddy around everywhere. He’s gone through quite a few “surgeries” to poke the stuffing back in after Opie nibbled on him.
Oh! That’s Miss Kitty peaking around the corner. She’s a little shy after Opie tried playing a game of snatch with her. He’s just a big softie though, and he only wants to play. He’ll get a little droopy when Miss Kitty doesn’t understand. So he’ll curl up in his bed to snuggle with Teddy, and he’ll chirp happy chirps when he snuggles. He sounds a lot like this…
Speaking of soft and cuddly, those feathers are rather like those on an emu or kiwi. Looks a lot like fur, doesn’t it? 🙂
Getting along spiffily (is that a word?) on my little storybook, Dippy vs. Ball. Here’s what I have so far on one of the spreads. A handy little map so we can take a little stroll around Dippy’s hometown to meet the neighbors.
Dear Hubby had a few good pointers, like making the map lighter so the foliage is more easily seen. And since I’m sure you’re wondering what all these awesome plants (you like plants right? 😛 ) and critters are, I’m adding an extra page or two with super tiny tidbits on each. So you’ll be able to tell which of those green things are ferns, horsetails, or araucaria.
And just so you know…
because plants are secretly super awesome…there are three ferns (if you count the tree fern), three horsetails, and two araucaria trees in this spread.
It still needs a lot more critters (not all dinosaurs), and a few more plants. Mostly just a cycad or two (or three, ’cause they’re awesome and I can 😛 )
Oh, and one more thing before we get to the picture- there is no grass. 🙂 We don’t see any of that until around the time T-rex comes around, which won’t be for a while yet.
Do you recognize any critters or plants? Or perhaps you have some feedback on if it looks crowded or not? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! 😀
Coming Next Week…
This handsome fellow just likes to spend a quiet afternoon near a special friend. 🙂