An expansion of my swath of somniferous species, these sleepy forest critters were a series of illustrations I made for my cousin and his wife who are expecting their first baby (of the princess variety) in just a smidgering of time!
A little sigh
and a shiver of bristles,
The hedgehog’s snore
is a snuffle and whistle.
Caught a branch to catch a few z’s,
a twitching nose and a rippling wheeze.
A floofity tail in syncopated rhythm curls
the tuckered thweee pbllllt
is the snore of the squirrel.
Zonked from a romp
but a wit that is quicker,
the fox’s snore
is a pant and a snicker.
Feathers plumped, she’s developed a lean
deflating down from an exhausting preen.
An unladylike noise and fluttering jowls
a rattling chngk hoooooot
is the snore of the owl.