Monday, 21 November 2011

Here she is . . . Lily the Pink

Lily is a fairy armadillo from the grasslands of Central Argentina.

She watches in wonder as Ratty checks his kitset biplane — assembled by candlelight — for loose bolts.

Until now, Lily has known little beyond the thornbushes, cacti and sandy tunnels of las pampas.


Claire Beynon said...

Lily is irresistable, Penelope, and clearly sweet-natured. A fine match for Ratty. Oh, and I love the fact she's a 'sand swimmer', torpedo shaped with an armoured head to protect her from possible sand abrasion. Bless her x

Penelope said...

I'm glad you can see why Ratty's enamoured, Claire. And yes, I gather that she moves with the speed of a swimmer, too, underground, thanks to her formidable 'hands'. She's wondering whether a flight will be altogether too stimulating for the finely adapted subterranean organism that she is.

Jayne said...

Ha! Her beginnings! Adorable. So glad you provided the link back here, Penelope. :)

Penelope said...

And I'm glad you followed it. Thanks, Jayne.