The Dance of the Slithy Toves

As a painter of realism, sometimes I have to just let go and paint crazy stuff. And then push it as far as it will take me. Here I have a trio of slithy toves dancing around a borogove. While Lewis Carroll (who wrote the Jabberwocky in which these creatures came to light for the first time in 1872) did describe each of these animals, I am suggesting that they are still subject to interpretation. And here is mine.

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Brother crow announces brother wolf’s entrance into the clearing

Wolves are one of the most important predators in North America. Overzealous farmers almost wiped them out, but then it was discovered that wolves keep elk and deer populations healthy by weeding out the sick and the injured ones and their presence keeps the population of coyotes at bay as well. Wolves are wonderful animals, great mothers, and have great family structures, with the whole family taking care of the alpha pair’s cubs. I hope we humans can figure out a way to share our world with brother wolf, and other great animals, all of which are losing more ground every day.

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Quoll – AKA Tiger Cat

The Quoll is really not a cat at all, it’s a small marsupial carnivore, big ones weigh 8 pounds. With a shiny pink nose and random white spots, it looks cuddly, but it is not. It is an endangered animal which is now found only in Tasmania and small parts of eastern Australia. It eats mostly insects and other invertebrates, but also includes rats and mice as part of its diet. It is a nocturnal solitary hunter. Fortunately for the Quoll, awareness of its plight is growing down under, and there are societies dedicated to its preservation. Quoll Bites is one of them, full of stories about Quolls found in all sorts of places, complete with photos.

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