Saturday, 3 January 2009

Feeding our World's Tallest Giraffe


The Weaver of Grass and The Solitary Walker both left such kind comments on my New Year's Day post, regarding the abundance of my food supply.
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This jogged something in my memory about an article in the Knollshire News a few years ago. I have managed to find it in our cuttings file.
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A nextraordinarily tall wild giraffe had appeared on the Neckmoors north of Raffsburgh. The Rangers were concerned that she couldn't comfortably bend her long neck sufficiently to reach down to the trees for food. After much discussion it was decided to charter a helicopter to fly up portions of fresh green shoots from the nearby Biomass Plantation.
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(We have a dual energy supply here in Knollshire, from Biomass and our AFF Gas).
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'Granny' as she was affectionately named, spent a year on the Neckmoors, before heading north towards the Far Mountains. It is believed that other Giraffa camelopardalis giganteum dwell there, so we hope she has found plenty of friends - and food!

14 comments:

Heather said...

What a lovely compliment Raph - thankyou so much. I love your New Year illustration, it is beautiful.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Heather! Looking forward to seeing your photos of your recent work.

Tom Atkins said...

So when are all these ramblings going to turn into a book? Such charm should have a wider readership!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Tom, your comment is greatly appreciated!

Derrick said...

Hi Raph,

Clearly, you have a memory as long as your neck!

I agree with Tom about the book. Is this something you're working on?

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Derrick! If my neck wasn't so long all these compliments would go to my head!!

Maybe I should if you think so!

willow said...

Hi Raph. No, I don't see any flab here. ;^)

Your word verification is "hirative", BTW. Probably because your view is so much higher than ours.

Lu said...

hi! nice giraffes. Do you actually paint a new picture for each post?

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Willow, I'm glad to hear that - I must have worked all my excess calories off with the ZZ Top workout!

'Hirative' is amazing - maybe the Google team are having a great time creating cryptic word verifications!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Lu, glad you like them! Sometimes, for some of the posts.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Like myself, you are, I dare say, an ardent fan of Zarafa??

marigirl said...

I agree with Tom --- my nieces and nephews (and their parents...and me too) would LOVE a giraffe family book.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Indeed, Pamela and Edward! Zarafa is a charming heroine - though, naturally, I was saddened to read of the captivity of wild giraffes.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Marigirl, thank you so much - please convey my greetings to your nieces and nephews and their parents! (Necky Becky says 'Hello!' too).