“Ah gave wee Wallace his freedom. I cuidna stand the sad wee look on his coupon every morning cos o bein locked up. He went oot the windi.”
“I have given little Wallace his freedom. I could not stand the sad tiny look on his face every morning because he was locked up. He went out the window.”
The smallest free roaming pet I’ve ever kept was Eric the spider. At least so my two boys thought when they were small.
When we moved house and we saw a spider I used to say, ‘that’s Eric, he came with us’.
Even now I claim any house spider is a descendant of the mythical Eric.
I’ve not given any thought to who or what the minuscule Wallace from the drawing above might have been.
I’d be delighted if you left inventive ideas about Wallace, his species or his identity in the comments.
The name comes from William Wallace of Freedom fame in regard to Scotland.
Well at least from the romanticisation of the role in the film starring Mel Gibson.
For those that worry. Wee Wallace, whatever he is, is perfectly capable of surviving in the wild.
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