Some new Tubby pics . . .
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
CN Tower, Toronto (with friends Henry and Tasha)
Tubby and Tasha (who is wintering in Arkansas from Paris, France) on a rock near the White River in Norfork, Arkansas
Colson reading to Tasha and Tubby...
Tubby visits Paris and David Robert
Tubby & David at La Roue de Paris (the Wheel)
Tubby at Notre Dame
Tubby at The Louvre
Tubby & Tasha sharing a quiet moment at the Palace of Versailles
I DAYDREAM OF LOVE
by Tubby Stefan
It seemed she came from out of nowhere
or perhaps from cyber space—
but when I opened Jen's email,
my heart began to race!
Right there before my eyes,
big as life upon on the screen
was sweet, fair Esmeralda—
the most gorgeous hippo I'd ever seen.
She stood tall and she stood proud,
a virtual hippo queen of the Nile
and I sat and stared with beating heart,
lost for hours in her smile.
I sighed, for I would never meet her—
this exquisite hippo lives in France,
we'd never share a meal, sit in the sun
or swim the underwater hippo dance.
I rejoiced when I read she was taken with me
and the red flowers (for her) by my side,
but I knew we'd always be oceans apart—
we'd never meet— tears fell as I cried.
But then, oh wonder of wonders,
Jen and Diane saw the love Esme and I shared
and they set out to help us meet somehow,
oh, I'm so glad they cared!!
So while I may never really meet Esme,
or exchange hippo thoughts beneath moonbeams,
Thanks to Jen's photo skills with this picture,
we'll love and hug forever in our dreams.
art and poetry collaboration
by Jen Robinson, Diane Stefan
Esme & Tubby
Tubby - the wannabe Texan
Tubby on a very cool motorcycle - custom built to look (at least in the back) like a '57 Chevy.
Tubby in Chicago - Reunion 2008
Tubby & Jake
Your humble narrator...