Or, What Does It Take To Blow Up This Balloon?
One of our more bounce-to-the-ounce chipmunks lost an ear late last winter, making her another addition to our beat-up menagerie. Before this ‘accident’, we just called her ‘Chippy’ or ‘Chiparoo’, or the inane equivalent, but after she appeared in this guise, she became Raggylug, named for a Cottontail rabbit in an Ernest Thompson Seton tale that appears in Wild Animals I Have Known. But then our neighbor suggested Van Gogh & that stuck. Of course the multi-named creature doesn’t know who she is at this point.
Be that as it may, she remains undaunted & friendly, & has taken a liking to my Dansko shoes. My non-cloven hoof is encased there, acting as a prop for a peanut.