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The Bridegroom: Thomas the Tree Kangaroo


"Hey, Best Man, look how sharp you are," said Thomas the Tree Kangaroo, jumping to the next branch to make room before the mirror.

"I believe you," said Iago the Iguana, his eyes shut and sweat pouring down his brow. His nerves were frayed from being high up on the tree branch and not from being confined in a powder blue morning suit tailcoat, blue violet vest, and a powder blue top hat.

"If it weren't for the vest, Iago would be completely powder blue," said Charlie the Camel from the ground.  All of Thomas' grooms animals laughed, including Iago.

"Eh, mate, you going to be okay?" asked Thomas, looking at himself in the mirror again. Bubba Byrd perched on his shoulder while Ghandi the Giraffe hovered behind them.

Iago opened one eye and glanced around at his friends. "We do look good in these wedding clothes."  Filemon the Flying Squirrel and Thomas did a high five.

"Iago, remember to give Guy A. Gator his tailcoat, vest, and top hat on the day of the wedding," said Ghandi. "Otherwise, they'll be all muddy and crumbled."

"Yeah," agreed Thomas. "Same with Dicky and Danny Daffodil. Their hats and clothes are waterproofed, but they have a way of tearing things. I want my deposit back."

"Dudes, Pauly's heading this way!" Charlie called as he ran to meet the pademelon.

"Thomas, you're best and better men are all accounted for," said Iago, shutting his eyes again. He paid no more mind to his friends as he imagined walking down the aisle with the maid of honor.

Thomas, the happy bridegroom, tap danced on the branch, twirled, and broke into a song, "I'm getting married in the morning. . ."







T is the theme for this week of ABC Wednesday. Check out the meme here and the list of this week's participants here. Thank you much, ABCW team!



Comments

  1. Your drawing is so delightful! Yeah, "Get me to the Church on Time" would be a good thing:):) As usual, Susie - great imagination!

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    1. Thank you, Jesh. I like how this one came out. This is my most ambitious yet.

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  2. Creative art and story to go with. - Margy

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  3. There's such a sweet whimsy to your stories and illustrations. Were you an Al Hirschfeld fan?

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    1. Awww, I appreciate that, Jeanna. I went to look up Al Hirschfeld. His work looks familiar. I like his humor. And his lines. I wonder if he used more than one pen to get the different weights. I'm new at playing with drawing.

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  4. Such a cute art work. Children will love this.
    Happy ABCW!

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    1. Thank you, Indrani. I hope it gives anyone who looks at my stuff a smile. :-)

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  5. Your designs are always so nice !

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    1. Thanks, Gattina. I'm happily surprised with the results.

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  6. ;-) Lovely...adoring drawing as well

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/22-T

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  7. What a happy picture to begin the day!!!

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  8. Fun post and creative and colorful sketch!

    Happy Times to you,
    C & Z

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  9. Of course they would be in powder blue and I hope with a ruffled shirt. I can't wait for this June wedding. The sketch is great!

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. I'm getting myself geared up for the pre-wedding and wedding day festivities. Should I get overly ambitious, the wedding day may be several days long. It was a toss up between a ruffled shirt and the vest. Maybe Winnie and her girls would like ruffles on their outfits.

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  10. Great, now I have that song stuck in my head...

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    1. With a little bit of luck, with a little bit of luck. With a little bit of blooming luck.

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  11. Your characters and illustrations are so darling!!!
    Ann

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  12. Ooh! So excited! Another royal wedding! :D

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    1. Can you just see Thomas and his best and better men singing and dancing that?

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