Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bathing with a Hippopotamus

This illustration is from an old children's storybook printed in the late 1800's. It is a book illustrating the habits of animals both tame and wild.

It is a well-established fact the hippopotamus can be quite cranky, and is not at all inclined to hang out with mankind. I could not imagine bathing with a hippopotamus! In fact, I'm sure it must be a VERY dangerous thing to do! This fellow must be a very brave man to take such a chance. (grin)

Daddy Update: Dad made a breakthrough this morning! He actually got up and made coffee this morning. He was able to go outside with his walker yesterday afternoon--he even walked a few paces with his cane. Dad is healing faster than anyone could predict. Thanks to the prayers of people everywhere, I believe we are watching a miracle unfold! Thank you! Keep praying--Dad sees the neck doctors the first of September!


Lois said...

The hippo is quite cute in this picture. He looks like he is just tolerating the man! Glad your Dad is doing so well. That is great news!

steviewren said...

Funny illustration. Must have been a good story.

Glad there is good news about your dad.

Clytie said...

I'm not sure I would be swimming/bathing with a hippopotamus. And judging by the pile of clothing in the background, he was nakey! He's much braver than I could ever be. To swim in public nakey, I mean.