Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Not Just For Christmas
I'm not sure why I've done this. Just when things were getting back on an even keel, kids nicely settled, dog respectable.. I've gone and adopted a lion! Actually I know exactly what happened. It was Clare's fault. She got one first and hers looked pretty. So I clicked on the link to something called the Shameless Lions Writing Circle, smiled a bit when I read what was going on, saw this lion above which was easily the most magnificent (sorry Clare) then forgot about it. But I clicked again several days later. Hey, my guy was still an orphan although others were going fast. And I clicked again another few days later to find him looking hungrier and sadder. So eventually I pounced. It was a bit like when my grandmother used to tell us to eat up, otherwise the two potatoes left on the plate would 'get lonely'.
So, meet my new lion writing champion. He's called Alfie, after one of the characters I'm writing about. And he can SEE EVERYTHING... Those are peacock eyes on his coat, and you can tell he has superpowers by the mask he has to wear over his face. We're very pleased with each other. I'm teaching him to growl every time I turn on solitaire instead of writing another chapter, and he's learning to LOVE carrots and spinach.
ps There are still three lions left if you are interested. Go on, you know you want to ...
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