Thursday, June 07, 2007



Blogger Donna said...

Ahhhhh that's better. Go Todd, go!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

He really does look so much happier! I'm against cages of all kinds, even for stuffies. Bravo!!

10:56 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

i'm free! ... i'm free!
todd said with glee
as he looked around his new world in wonder
deciding which way to go

12:57 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Todd must've deflated and then re-inflated himself for the escape! One smart mammal indeedy. He's unstoppable!!

I noticed that he has quite a tummy. He must've been very well fed in the 'big house'. He's too cute. I'm glad he's found a good home! heh!

Happy Friday Pod!

1:07 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

LOL! He/she looks so much happier strolling along, this is great!

1:54 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

Pod and Todd...a new kind of love.

Todd looks pregnant--or does he just drink a lot of beer?

2:35 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

Robert is very thoughtful--of course Todd would deflate and slither through rather than wait to be released!

2:36 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

I like lighting here.

6:17 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...



7:38 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Todd Pod esq.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous bv said...

I have been in Africa, I know: this is NOT a real one.
Pod fraud

10:32 AM  
Blogger Bob Dylan said...

...Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
Let me forget about Todd until tomorrow.

Seriously, How many pictures of Todd will you take? Careful now, you don't want to puncture him.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

When I see giraffes at the zoo they always freak me out. They have faces that have a look of alarm about them.

They're probably just curious or frightened but they seem to watch you with that look of alarm in their eyes, as though they might attack you at any moment.

I like to stand well back because I feel as though they might reach over and bite a hole in my stomach.

Horses do that don't they? Bite at your stomach. It's a good defence strategy because it makes you look like a dangerous carnivore.

Anyway. I like this picture because of the colour and the contrast. I like the dappling of light on the ground because it reminds me of giraffes. I also like it because it's nice to be under trees as well. It's a safe place.

I've just had chips and a can of dandelion burdock. As a result I feel like I have a barrel-shaped belly of a zebra. It's quite uncomfortable.

Anyway, in a couple of hours it will be the weekend here on this patch of tiny globe, so I wanted to say "thank you" for your lovely comments and wish you a splendid weekend on your patch of tiny globe.

10:39 PM  
Blogger ramblingwoman said...

hahahhaha laugh out loud.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

Oh. And I also like the fact that a fake giraffe is using its fake camouflage in the manner of a real giraffe in the dappling of sunlight.

It's sort of ironic. If you see what I mean. In a nice way.

And it gives Todd a soul.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Josy said...

Hallo Todd!

...He looks a little lost.

He belongs in a candy-colored jungle of inflatable lollipop trees.

But he can't find the lollipop trees!

At least he's not behind bars.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Shelly Lowenkopf said...

What hath Todd wrought?

1:44 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

So many possibilities, which way to go! Sometimes freedom can lead to a stand still - take it all in Todd and welcome to the wilderness.

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saying hello to you and greetings from our summer in Finland.
Have a nice roaming or just relaxing weekend!

5:00 AM  
Blogger Ai said...

Todd is free now but looks heart-rendingly lonely. He needs a companion!

A giant rubber duck? Inflatable lollipp trees, as josy suggested?

Get a Thelma for Todd, pod --


(BTW Thelma Todd was a movie star of the 1920's, first of blonde sirens à la Jean Harlow and Monroe)

8:29 AM  
Blogger Randy said...

Nothing like experiencing the wild out in the open

11:24 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

okay: addendum:

I'm free ... i'm free
todd exclaimed with glee
while he looked around for his poss-ibili-ties
he was so hard to please ...

But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of autumn

no plagiarism intended, S & G, please excuse me ...

11:48 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

got a chuckle out of this one! he looks lost. searching for something. a mate perhaps? run and frolic todd!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Watch out for those kangaroos and Tamanian Devils, Todd!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

I like seeing him free. Great picture.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

I like your new friend and I'm so glad you set him free. He looks much happier than he did in that cage. Way to go Pod!

1:34 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...


And I wonder: where will Free Todd wander next?

3:18 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

DONALDO - hurrah for liberty hey? scary but fun

REYA - he looks rather regal i think!

LL - i am sure s&g will be happy. i sang it to todd and he fell staright to sleepies

ROB - he only eats air, so it's quite an eye-opener that one can get so podgey on it. it suits him though hey? happy days to you gangster!

ZIPS - he is full of the joys!

CHED - just fat on air and the love of pod!

BEN - cheers mate!

LETTY - i know! and EVERYTHING! x

HHB - tee hee ;0)

BV - you big spoilsport! ;0p

BOB - i love those lyrics. i should really look into listening to you more. i hear you are coming to sydney soon! erm...i took lots of pics of todd in the first few days of his new life. but i shan't bore you for too long!

SHEZ - i always look forward to a comment from you. i wish we had been little boys together. we would have disappeared into many an adventure and had such fun! and lashing of dandelion and burdock of course!

RW - good to see you laughing!

JOSY - oh no! maybe you are right! i have failed him, and torn him away from his world of other inflatable friends at the dollar shop. what have i done?

SHELLY - we shall see.....

GARY - true, often one doesn't quite know what to do with a new lease of life, but it soon unfolds hey?

LEENA - greetings to you too! tis too wet to roam here! slippers are on!

AI - don't you be concerned! he won't be alone for too long.....

RANDY - there certainly ain't! ;0p

RAINDOGGY - between you and josy, i am starting to feel guilty that i ever ripped him out of his plastic haven! :0/

STE - sadly tasmanian devils are being wiped out by a mystery cancer. it is really becoming a problem. and there aren't many roos in sydney either, but there lurk other dangers.......

MA - i sang 'born free' as lous as i could when i liberqted him there, but he blushed and deflated a bit.....

FAYE - hurrah!!

LORI - that is the question...tune in for the next installment....

12:13 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Free Todd ! Free Todd!

From a photographic point of view, I'm not sure I would have gone for a perfect profile. I like him better with four legs than with two. But perhaps it was part of the assignment?

12:47 AM  
Anonymous ja.mes said...

i don't see its shadow. i don't see its shadow! it's a vampiraffe! pop it with a toothpick quick.

3:05 AM  
Blogger WAT said...

Way too cute. I want to be like this little guy, free to roam indeed.


6:38 PM  
Blogger Meet Me at Mikes said...

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

10:20 PM  

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