A little vaarkery

The world has been feeling rather bleak recently, so today I decided to do something frivolous.

Arnoldo has been feeling rather down-in-the-nose recently:

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oh no

So, this morning he had surgery, including temporary storage of his inners in a jug (eek!)

I’m delighted to say that insertion of some garden wire has perked him right up and he’s already been showing off his newly prehensile nose to his friends:

There is so much fun to be had with an old sock, some rice and a few random craft supplies.

If you want to make your own vaark, like Arnoldo, the pattern is in a book by my friend Danielle, which you can buy and download here.

 

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  1. I can see Arnoldo feels like a new man. Or should I say, a new aardvark.
    Hope your bleak passes soon. xxx

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  2. Ann

     /  February 1, 2017

    Maybe you could bring some – and other items from your etsy shop (including one of your dish cloths) to the NDG?

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  3. Wow, you worked some magic there Jan. Looking forward to seeing Arnoldo and co this weekend. Might Tali Molevaark wear his Daffodil head-piece as Spring is not too far away…?

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  4. Stargazey Vark, looking at the sky 🙂 I hope there’s a bit of sun and a scrap of blue up there for him…

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  5. From Eeyore to Tigger in minutes. Party on Arnoldo.

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  6. What a handsome chappie he is now!

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  7. Thank you for this post. I too am feeling bleak and this post made me laugh out loud. I am still smiling. It is the perfect antidote 🙂

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  8. Laurie Graves

     /  February 2, 2017

    Oh, wonderful! Ditto for feeling bleak. Your post really perked me up.

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  9. I’m sorry about the bleakness in your day. I understand. Sending you a warm embrace. Arnoldo is looking quite dashing in his new and improved wardrobe. It looks like a lovely party on the patio table. xo

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  10. Oh, if it were only so easy to cheer us all up as it was Arnoldo! This did make me smile, though!

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  11. This cheered me from the bleakness for a moment. I hope it doesn’t last a whole 4 years. Any day now would work for me.

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  12. I’m imagining you starting a veterinary service for toy pets :)). These are very cute critters. And let’s all keep our fingers crossed that maybe the King of Bleak (aka The Orange One) won’t be around the full four years.

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    • I’m not sure I can cope with 4 years… even thousands of miles away… I’ll have run out of yarn and made enough blankets, pink hats and depression-countering gifts for everyone in need… ah well at least I’m channelling my anxiety towards creativity rather than violence!

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  13. Vaarks really do have the power to make it all better! I’m glad Arnoldo’s operation was a success. He seems to be recovering well from the experience of temporarily having his entails stored in a jug, anyway!

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