Daily Animal Doodles #22 and #23


I have two more Daily Animal Doodles for ya, both birds: The stout Kingfisher and the leggy Ostrich. I have never seen a Kingfisher before, so I don't have much to say about them.
But regarding the ostrich, I do have a related story. It's actually about some Emus, but the ostrich is close enough. My prom date's family owned an Emu farm. And one of my girl friends and I where hanging out at his house, specifically near the Emu barn. All of the Emus were out in the field, so for some reason we thought it would be a good idea to go in their barn. Perhaps we thought we'd get a closer look? Well, as soon as they caught sight of us, they came storming towards us, legs flying, mouths open. Oh my gosh. We were terrified. We screamed and sprinted back towards the gate we had just emerged. We were able to escape just before they could get to us. In retrospect, I think they probably thought we were going to feed them, but they looked so manic that it is a vision I don't think I'll ever forget. I know, Emus aren't ostriches, but this drawing reminded me of that scary moment.

So in honor of the lovely Emus, here is my Ostrich doodle, running at full speed, with the help of his fancy sneakers.