Because an actual Hippo was out of the question, I decided to have a plush one made for her. FIrst I contacted Schmancy in Seattle for advice and they recommended looking through the artists that have shown there and they would put me in contact. I chose Michal Wright and she agreed to do it.
A few months later I got the result. LOGGY!
As you can see, he has a velcro attached removable personified log.
I love that stitching. Michal did such a great job. Thanks!
Because I can never wait to give Nancy her birthday presents, I've already given it to her even though her birthday is later this week. She cried when she opened it and said it was her favorite present ever.
I just think he's cute.