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Hold the presses - in breaking news I have a sketch of an animal other than a dog!!
I get a magazine every quarter from a charity I support called Animal Aid - among many other issues of animal abuse they also campaign on the systematic and unnecessary abuse carried out on 1000's of animals every year in labs and allowed by our government in the name of science. Anyway, there was a photo of a little white mouse in the magazine and he was so cute and vulnerable that I just had to draw him - pity I messed up the shading on his face. I also then saw the wee hamster above on Facebook and felt compelled to put his adorable little face in my sketchpad too.
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By coincidence, the next day I was sitting in our sun room looking out at the bird feeder and saw movement by the fat ball. Not the robin we've seen there a few times, but rather a teeny tiny little field mouse! I know some folk will get all girly and jump up on a chair or think it's gross if they see mice but I happen to think they're cute and, besides, we live in the country so it's inevitable that we'll come across the wee critters from time to time, so as long as we're feeding them outside they might not feel the need to come inside (especially with two terriers on the loose!) So, I grabbed S and he managed to get a couple of photos through the window before the wee mouse got alerted to our presence and scuttled off into the hedgerow again!
|Grainy through the window shot of our wee field mouse friend|