lol SpanishLiz - and hippopotamusses like you too!
Lily: love that photo!
Martin: well thanks for the compliment, but I must confess I wasn't slogging through the African wilderness or anything when I took it lol. This hippo was housed at the San Diego Zoo. The accommodations for the larger animals are quite roomy (for a zoo anyway). In this case, there was even see-through glass on one side of the pool so that you could view them underwater. I'm not quite sure why they bothered with that, since, as hippos are voracious eaters, the water ends up MUCH too murky to see much LOL
As much as I love my friends, I won't jump off a bridge WITH them. Instead, I think it's in our mutual interest for one of us to try to catch the other when they fall.