Wow, there was such an amazing response to the hippo travel idea! I am so excited about it! I didn't have a chance to get any pics today but I will be posting some on Saturday. I also haven't picked a name but I loved all the suggestions - it is funny because some were girl names, some were boy names - for some reason I always saw him as a boy. But what I am gong to do tomorrow is put up a poll with the possible names - from both suggestions, and anything I might think up in the mean time.
As far as having him visit - wow I am so amazed at the number of people who would like to have him visit! I can only pick one, however, and I did say that the first person to volunteer would be the one to host him (or her I suppose) first. So I will also announce that on Saturday when I put up the pics - if anyone has volunteered but changes their mind, that is ok with me, just let me know (if you are curious what it is about you can check out our posts from when Moo and Baa visited - they start HERE, and go on for the week. I admit we went a bit overboard but it was so fun, and it kind of gave me a reason to do some things I wanted to but hadn't (like go to the Willis Tower's new observation ledges). The cool thing is that if you weren't the first to comment you could be the first person at the next blog who hosts them! I will always be posting where he (or is it she?) is, so you can follow the trip - and the cool thing is you could meet some cool new bloggers (and actually so could I). I am really excited about this and hope it is as fun for you all as it was for me with Moo and Baa - both to watch and hopefully host!
The other thing we have going on is Paw it Forward - we have two volunteers and still need one more - and hey, all you doggies out there, you are welcome too! I love to buy doggie toys - just ask Brad's mom! They are always so cute! I know quite a few people are already doing or just did Paw it Forward, but come on, there has to be one more of you out there who wants to play!!
Anyway, the cats are good - running around or sleeping, depending on the cat, and I am hoping to have pics of them with the hippo to post on Saturday. Tomorrow is our very special Friends on Friday so be sure to catch it - most of the post is written by Virgil and Barney!!
We will see you later!!