I want a hippopotamus for Christmas is one of those quirky songs that is both sweet and hilarious. I’ve gone for the ‘original’ version with a twist. Make sure you watch to the end. Gayla Peevie sings as a ten year old and then again, today, in her seventies. I am reminded of this song whenever I see advertisements asking me to adopt an animal and can’t help wondering how the postman (or Santa) would feel about delivering a snow leopard or a whale… Or for that matter what the neighbours would say!
Today’s picture is a somewhat recoloured picture of a toad or frog (I can’t remember what biologist daughter said) which arrived in our garden. Needless to say, the original was not wearing a hat.