though a little part of me wishes I had.
This meerkat is the extraordinary work of Wendy Chamberlain. I saw one a bit too late to bring it home so I requested one of my very own. It has been keeping me company on my desk as I work.
I just love the way she has captured the stance of a lookout – the sentry watching out for danger.
I watched a group of meerkats at the Zoo last week and they are every bit as cute in real life as you see on television.
Now I have one of my own – a tiny one, a stuffed one but actually it will probably work out better for all of us this way.
The real ones can play together in the desert and this one can pretend to watch for dangers lurking about my studio.