Here we go!!! 🙂
I’ve been laughing at myself today because of my first try on the animal I chose to do for today’s post…!!! I had been considering several animals that visited or lived on our Vermont property and Julia’s suggestion of a raccoon or a skunk got me thinking about a couple of skunks we encountered around our house! One was especially funny (thankfully, it did not spray!!!!!) but when we tried to “encourage” it to go to the woods or to the pasture…anywhere but beside the house, it just looked at us with that “I don’t have to listen to you” expression and walked away very slowly…so we would know who was in charge! …lol…
I did have several encounters with different animals! I confronted 6 piglets one morning when they were busy tearing up our lawn! (the owners didn’t know how to keep them on their own property!!!)
It was funny…I just went outside where they were rooting, shouted “Hey, you pigs!” and got their attention. Then I pointed to their home property and “You go back home right now!” in my loudest and most authoritative voice!!!! They all looked at me and each other, turned around and trotted off down the road to their home! Now no one can say that I don’t have a way with farm animals!!!! …lol…
Joe called me the neighborhood “pig whisperer”…but “pig yeller” would be more accurate!! 🙂
We did have a couple of “smelly” skunk encounters during our 21 years, but I am surprised there weren’t more. We did not have a dog and the skunks and cats seemed to just ignore each other and were indifferent when they met. So no attacking or spraying there!
I chose a skunk to do next and started it last night. However, when I got up this morning I had to laugh! My skunk really looked like a very strange (and oddly coloured!!!) pot bellied pig!!!!! Not like a skunk at all (at least to me!) except for the black and white!!!!
So I went back to the computer, “googled” skunk pictures and drawings and took a good look at what I had done wrong! I then went back to the hooking frame, took out a lot of what I had done, and sketched a better guide. Now, I think my skunk does look like a skunk! 🙂
Of course, since the skunk is black and white, I needed to outline him/her with colours to show up against the deep burgundy…so here it is! I see I missed some black on the body but I’ll check for holidays too and neaten it up tonight!
Progress on Day 21…Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂