Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Hello there!!

It's been quite sometime since I have posted...and what better reason than GIVEAWAY DAY?!
Today is Giveaway Day over on the Sew Mama Sew blog.

She has 5 pages of giveaways - I know right?! that's just CRAZY FUN! - so there's a boatload of draws you can enter and gobs of  blogs to discover so after you're done here, go check alllll that out!

For my giveaway I’ll be sending one winner a copy of my Henrietta Hippo PDF pattern!

Henrietta Hippo - PDF Pattern


GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!! Stay tuned....maybe it'll be YOUR name that wins!
This giveaway is open to international participants and there are THREE chances to win! 
Comments may be left until Friday, May 25 at 5pm (PST). 
1) Comment on this post and tell me what you love MOST about hippos!
2) 'Like + share' us on Facebook, then leave another comment
3) Follow this blog! and leave another comment!!

*** If you are a no-reply blogger be sure to leave your email address with your comment. ***


feel like entering another? my friend is doing a giveaway on her blog for this great quilt Pattern!

160 comments:

  1. We've got a pair of hippos at Longleat house (our nearest safari park/ stately home), my son loves them because they seem to snort a lot, he thinks they are laughing at jokes they tell each other. I'd love to think he was right!

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  2. one of my son's favorite books is called 'hilda must be dancing' about a hippo - i think that is why i love them. thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. hippos are cool because they look so soft & round, but they also get crazy- there is a lot of respect for those big jaws!
    xoxx s

    sdare29[at]optusnet(d0t)com{d0t}au

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  4. I love that hippos seem so chill. Thanks for the chance -- this would be a super sweet baby shower gift.

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  5. My favorite thing about hippos is how much fun their name is to say over and over!

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  6. Hippos are just too dang cute, especially Henrietta!

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  7. My goodness hippos are so sweet! Thanks for joining in the fun!

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  8. Mmm! I love their square teeth!

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  9. Hello! Your hippo is so cute! I love their sweetness!
    You should put your patterns on Craftsy (it's totally free for designers, customers download their patterns so you do not have to send each pattern you sold plus they have a HUGE number of visitors) Hope to see you there!
    Cheers
    Cyrille
    cyrile.saura(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. So cute, love it and great fabric choice on your model! Thanks for the opportunity.

    I really love the unique shape of a hippo. From the shape of their head to the round body to the short stumpy legs and tiny swishy tail and wiggling ears - they're just a great animal.

    I also love how it looks like their jaw is on a giant hinge when they open it so wide (well, I guess that was the inspiration for hungry, hungry hippos!).

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. A hippo pattern? Oh yes, please! I love to watch them swim at a nearby zoo and the baby...too cute for words!

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  12. i made my first doll this winter as a chirstmas present and im really into the idea of doing toys! a hippo would be such a fun place to start! i like that hippos make me feel thin!

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  13. What a fun pattern. My son had a hippo when he was little made for him by his aunt. It would be fun to make one for his son.

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  14. They love the water and have attitude!

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  15. I like hippos because they make me look slim! Great pattern!!!

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  16. What a cute hippo you have there! I love the shape of hippos, they have "curves", he he he.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  17. Hippos just make me smile! Their ears are so darn cute :)

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  18. She is so cute! I love the word - especially when it comes out of my 2 year old's mouth!

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  19. The Hippopotamus Song, of course! Mud, mud, glorious mud . . .

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  20. That's a beautiful hippo! would love to have that pattern! I love the big head!

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  21. I love their tiny little folded ears .... you've captured it so well on your pattern

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  22. Great pattern! I love the way that hippos look so graceful once they are in the water - why doesn't that work for me?
    Thank you!

    thetialys@gmail.com

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  23. So cute!
    The thing that amazes me more about hippos is that they sweat pink. Don't tell my daughters or they'll want to be hippos.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  24. Fabulous hippo pattern - I love how graceful they are in the water and clumsy on land.

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  25. I'm a follower too - how did you come up with name of your blog?

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  26. I love tiny hippo ears! They look so funny compared to their giant heads and giant teeth :)

    My aunt is a collector of all things hippo :)

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  27. Their size is amazing, but they look kind of delicate. Thanks.

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  28. adorable!
    I love their big round noses compared to their little bitty ears....

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  29. I started loving hippos after I saw the movie Madgascar; best hippo ever. Thank you for the giveaway

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  30. Hippos are plump and chill. Thank you for the giveaway. The hippo is really cute.

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  31. They are fiercely protective of their young and are actually responsible for mor deaths than lions.

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  32. i would LOVE this pattern, a good friend of mine adores hippos. she always says, "hippo lovers only! all others will be dung flung!"

    i love that they are also terrifying and violent? but cute and serene sometimes... :)

    my email is supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  33. I love hippos! When I was in Africa, I saw a bunch of unfortunate hippos in a pond that was shrinking due to drought. The poor things all had sunburns! Ouch! Hippos always seem to make me smile (even hippos with sunburns).

    Your pattern is so cute!
    Chanda
    bing_6@hotmail.com

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  34. I just love their name and their size and shape. Their heads look so huge compared to their bodies, but they're so cute!

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  35. Hippos are such funny animals!! their proportions are hilarious!
    thank you

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  36. IN this case, it would be his plaid hiney!! that just cracks me up!

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  37. i just love how they seem to be so laid back. and they have such a great shape!
    your pattern is lovely, i'd love to make one.
    thank.s

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  38. I like their shape and their overall relaxed sense. I've never seen them running around, they just look around with those big eyes.

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  39. Oh my goodness my kids would flip for this. My daughter is in a "I need to bring a friend" everywhere we go stage. Friends being stuffed animals. I think hippo would be her best friend!

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  40. Following thru GFC, just love the pattern!

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  41. i love stuffed hippos, they are adorable

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  42. SO SUPER CUTE!! Love it!! :)

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  43. The way they can ret in the sun for hours...
    :-)
    Katz.gali(at)gmail.com

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  44. Hippos are such a great shape!
    Not sure I'd want to meet a real one though!

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  45. I love how hippos look so lazy and sweet but they're super dangerous!

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  46. Hippos are just so funny to look at! :)
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. My son loves animals of all shapes and sizes. He'd love this one! I love the picture books I've read featuring hippos.

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  48. What's not to love? They are such a funny looking animal that you just have to smile when you see them. And, Henrietta is adorable!

    melanie.stamant(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. SUch a cute hippo, and great photography too, really stylish! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. How can something so big be so cute? (especially when done in fabric). What a creative pattern - I'd love to win it - thanks for the chance!

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  51. They are so cute.. but also very dangerous though I suspect yours isn't too dangerous, unless you stab yourself with a seam ripper making him...

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  52. I like the fact that hippo's can run very fast dispite deing so big. Su the hippo shows that you cant base a opinion on somebody's looks.
    and I really love your little hippo!

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  53. I love the way hippos, despite their enormous weight, are pros at water ballet! lol Love seeing them at the zoo hanging out in the water with only their nostrils and eyes above the water. Thanks for the opportunity for winning such a fabulous giveaway. And, yes, I am following you on facebook... :)

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  54. I just love their big tubby tummies

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  55. I think they are just sooo funny with the tiny ears and big bellies!

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  56. Hippos are cool, they dont seem to have a care in the world!
    elaineridley@btinternet.com

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  57. love the hippo!!! I just think they are so odd looking and that is why I like them - and giraffes

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  58. I love their funny round proportions, and my son (he's almost 3) loves them too, which makes me love them more.

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  59. I love that they aren't at all embarassed by their butt size. She is sure sweet!

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  60. I love watching them appear from just eyes, ears and nostrils above the water to all their glory

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  61. I love how graceful they can be even though they're so big!

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  62. We always try to hit up the hippo feeding viewing when we visit the zoo. They move surprisingly fast despite their size when they know it's feeding time!

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  63. I just think hippos are cute and they look happy.

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  64. I think hippos are cute (at least, the stuffed ones are--don't think I'd like to cuddle a live adult one!) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Ever since I told my uncle I love "I want a hippopotamus for christmas" song, he always gets me something hippo related every year for that holiday! :) Thanks for the cute giveaway.

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  66. What I like most about hippos is that they are clever enough to use water to carry their weight for them (unless that's just something a parent told me once and it isn't really true). Also, the photos of baby pygmy hippos just about kill me with cuteness. Great pattern!!

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  67. I really like how well they swim with such a big size.

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  68. Super cute and adorable. I'm always scared by how deadly they look in person

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  69. I love baby hippos. They just have a cuteness to them :)

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  70. My sister is actually the hippo lover. Last year she went with us to the Hippoquarium and we found out a pretty funny fact... they twirl their tails as they er..um.. go lol insanely funny and ridiculously gross all at the same time!!!

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  71. Ultra cute hippo! I like that they like lounging in water, too-- it's something we have in common. (Hopefully one of the only things we have in common?)

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  72. I've become a follower via GFC.

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  73. I'm a new follower :)

    bbbmonce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. i love how cute they look in drawings and stuffed animals :)

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  75. Eek! He's so cute! I love how pudgy and friendly they look. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I love them because they are lazy and sleep a lot :)

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  77. What do I like most about hippos? That they seem so affable and placid, yet are responsible for more human fatalities than any other large animal in Africa. They're kind of like the Ted Bundy of the animal kingdom.

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  78. The fatty part.
    ;)

    anabelsu@yahoo.es

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  79. My favorite thing about hippos is their ears, I think they are just so cute.

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  80. I love the discrepancy between their innocent looks and their caracter. One of the keepers in the zoo here told me that when their mama hippo had her first baby, they had to put up fences because she kept attacking the glass to get o the visitors...

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  81. There are no words to describe how adorable this little hippo is. Oh, my.

    My favorite part about hippos is how they're so kissable. =]

    Thanks!
    Marguerite
    3sistersofgrace.blogspot.com
    daisy(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  82. My first ever toy as a baby was actually a little squishy pink hippo. It was used to distinguish me for my family members from the other baby's in the hospital nursery in fact, so of course I am extremely fond of them. :) This little gal's button legs are adorable btw.

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  83. My fav thing about hippos is when we went to the Werribee Zoo & we did the first bus tour of the day & we got to see a baby hippo. The baby hippo had been born in the wee hours of the morning & we were the first public to see it! It was so tiny yet so huge at the same time!

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  84. My favourite thing about hippos are their huge mouths!! And their monstrous teeth...grr...lol...

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  85. I was in South Africa last summer and I have to say the thing that I love most about hippos is the noise they make - particularly at night. Scared my husband to death but I could listen to it forever.

    Your hippo up top is the cutest!

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  86. I can't pass up a hippo pattern, especially not one with buttons!

    I don't think I've ever seen a real one, but I have super fond memories of the Canadian "house hippo" PSA commercials! (Here is the link to watch it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijcoS8qHIE )

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  87. I like the "elegance and grace" of hippos :)

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  88. My sister LOVES hippos! I'd love to make this for her. I saw a baby hippo at the zoo once. It was the cutest thing ever. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. love the hippo! would make it for my new nephew coming this summer what i love about hippos is that my sister in law thinks she needs a baby one, and can raise it in their yard. that would be an adventure!
    laura

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  90. I love hippos because they are hungry, hungry :)

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  91. I like that hippos are a force to be reckoned with and much more firece then they outwardly appear. That being said... I don't think I'd much care to e in a small boat amid a large group of hippos...

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  92. i love how carefree they look

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  93. I LOVE your hippo!!! Have a few baby gifts to make and this would be perfect. PLEASE pick me! I have supersoft organic cottons that would be amazing!!!

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  94. OMG he is sooo awesome!! I love hippos - ever since I saw the tv program 'there's a hippo in my house' about two people who live with a hippo I decided that they were awesome creatures. Loyal, fierce, funny, graceful (in water) and have the coolest teeth! I would love to win so I can make a really cool hippo!!

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  95. I have become a hippo, I mean happy follower :)

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  96. I had this book growing up about a blue egyptian hippo that was one of my favorites. On a recent trip to Egypt I was thrilled to see little blue hippos in ceramics at the Cairo Museum. They're real! Okay, not really real but it made me so happy.

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  97. I'll follow along with GFC. I've never made real animal softies just monsters. This would be so cute.

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  98. I love how mysterious they are, spending so much time lurking mostly underwater. Such a cute pattern, thank you for the giveaway!

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  99. I love watching hippos swim so surprisingly gracefully at the St. Louis Zoo.

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  100. I love making softies. Pick me...pick me...

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  101. I love how cute the baby hippos are even with their big huge noses! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  102. I'm a new follower of your blog! :)

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  103. I liked you on facebook & shared! :)

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  104. Hippos are just so awkward they are cute. But your hippo is cuter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  105. I like that even though real hippos are huge, ungainly and kinda ugly, stylized hippo things are SO cute!

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  106. my gramps gave me a stuffed hippo back in the day - always liked them since.

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  107. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  108. i love that they are cute!!! esp when they are a softie!

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  109. I love Hippos for their slothful wallowing!!

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  110. I love them for the way they yawn - what other animal know how to make the rest of the world yawn with them. And they are related to Guinea Pigs, which are my favourite pet!!

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  111. Hippos are actually one of my favorite animals. I don't know why I love them so much. I thinks it's because they're really fat and have little legs. hehehe... they're so cute, but deadly. I love that about them too. You can't mess with them!

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  112. They have such cute little tails for such big animals!

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  113. I love to see them at the zoo. I seriously cannot believe how big they are!
    peachstateme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  114. Hippos are awesome. I saw an episode of The Idiot Abroad where they showed a family that had a pet hippo that lived in their house. Crazy!

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  115. I love your hippo the most about hippo's - that is just about the cutest hippo I have ever seen.

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  116. I love how chubby hippos are!

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  117. Aw, Henrietta is so cute! I love the rolly poley-ness of hippos :)

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  118. They look so cute but are so very deadly! I don't live close enough to one for it to be dangerous so it's just cute!

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  119. I love hippos! I love their lazy ways.
    anaeosviraventos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. When I was in grade school, my teacher gave stickers of african animals to those with the best mark in class -- I loved it when she gave me the Hippo sticker! They remind me of that teacher -- her name was Mrs. Fair...

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  121. and I am a new follower! Thanks for the cool giveaway!

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  122. Oh man, I probably shouldn't say this... but it just happens that last night my sister showed me a video of a hippo pooping. It was crazy town and I'm afraid that it has squashed out any other hippo related information that my brain used to hold. I'm going to read the other comments and see if they can save my brain.

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  123. So stinkin' cute - my daughter would love this!

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  124. they are round and adorable

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  125. Living in Africa gives you a different viewippos and I am actually more wary of them tha of lions! We did get to meet a baby pigmy hippo called Bubbles though - she was the size of a household cat and SO cute!

    Thank you for a great prize and the chance to win it. I'm sure this cutie will get me over my fears ;)

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  126. Henrietta is ADORABLE! I've pinned your pattern so I can buy it if I don't win!

    The last time I went to the zoo, the hippos flopped into the water and swam up to the partition -- my son was thrilled and it was so cool! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  127. I like any animal with short legs or arms: Dachshunds, T-Rexs, Hippos, etc. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I think hippos are so cute, and make very protective mamas. Plus I really like the song "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas".

    Thanks!

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  129. What can I say-they're cute in a homely kind of way.

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  130. I love visiting them at the zoo !

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  131. they look so placid and are one of the biggest killers! Looks aren't everything.

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  132. OH gosh oh gosh oh gosh. If only you knew how much I ADORE hippos! I spent hours finding a hippo pillow pet when they were quite hard to find. I have a hippo charm, made plenty of hippo pillows, and I would DIE to make a hippo plush! I found all these hippo websites and omhomhomh I LVOE this! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!! ^^

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  133. Yes I HAVE to follow you! teehee ^^

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