Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hip Hipporay! (279/365)

2009 10 06 IMG_0694 
Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus?

Mitch Hedberg (American, comedian, 1968-2005)

TIME:  3:57 PM
PLACE:  Pediatric Assoc Inc.
SUBJECT:  Hippopotamus figurines

StellaDella had a follow-up appointment at the pediatrician today to verify that her kidney infection is completely cleared up.  It was…Yay!  One bank of the exam rooms have windows that overlook a large plant bed.  The doctor’s office workers have placed animal figures throughout the foliage.  The kids always enjoy looking out the window and spying the animals.  There are dinosaurs, beavers, giraffes, dragons, frogs, lizards, goats, horses, chickens, fairies, unicorns and the above hippos (and lions and tigers and bears, oh my!).  For an idea on the actual size of the figurines, that’s a 3-leaf clover between the mama and her baby.


Lucy Corrander said...

What an absolutely brilliant and inspired idea!

And the photo is a smile-making one even before one gets to the explanation.

Glad Stelladella is doing ok.


bentonflocke said...

what a cool idea from the doc!! Great shot!

Mari said...

What a great idea. I can see that kids would love to look out and find those things.
I'm glad to hear the good news on SD too!

Sujomi said...

Lucy - I always liked it myself and am disappointed when we are ushered to a room on the other side of the office where we can't see them!

bentonflocke - It's a great office - which is why I don't mind driving the distance to get there (it's about 33 miles away).

Sujomi said...

Mari - I'm glad she's better too, but the doctor wants to run some tests to make sure that her kidneys are ok...this was the 3rd infection in 12 months.