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Welcome to the "Wordplay Menagerie" - Tania's collection of punny animal designs!

No. 19. Octo-Puss [Noun]: A large gathering of cats suggesting something fishy is going on.

No.25 Mother Hen [Noun]: A person who takes care of others in a lovingly protective way.

Tania handcrafts her menagerie from start to finish using mainly recycled materials.  Each surface is decoupaged with punny snippets and clippings from magazines and other publications, so each is bespoke.  Any bonkers beast you can imagine made to order!  

No. 114.  Fly in Duck [Noun]:  An apathetic wall adornment depicting British waterfowl. “I couldn't give a fly in duck”.

No.89 Puffin [Noun]:  A big headed bird with a large beak who blows a lot of hot air.

No. 225.  Crab Cake [Noun]:  Flaky, minced, fried...stayed at the watering hole too long last night...

No. 205. (Ringed) Pullover [Noun]:  A cosy knitted garment essential for keeping out the sea breeze.

No.39.   Fly in Pig [Noun]:  A cynical impossibility, very unlikely to happen...a bit like Brexit.

No. 73.  Adder [Noun]:  An expert or

professional in mathematics.

No. 43. Deer Heart [Noun]: An affectionate soubriquet for the person that has woken your heart and dispelled your misgivings about the world in general.

No. 87.  Fly in Fox [Noun]:   Foxy, batty frequent flyer.

No. 36. Fish 'n' Ships [Noun]:  Our national dish.  A culinary and cultural symbol of Great Britain.

No. 20. Love Bird [Noun]:  A small bird noted for its loving and affectionate behaviour.

No. 100.  Cock Au Van [Noun]:  Stereotypical unsophisticated male intent on endangering your life.

No. 29. Night Owl [Noun]: A person who is habitually active or wakeful at night.

No. 175. Fly in Squirrel [Noun]: A small rodent that has furry skin between the fore and hind limbs for gliding from tree to tree.

No.211.  King Fisher [Noun]: Colourful supreme ruler of the riverbank.

No. 178. Sitting Duck [Noun]: A plump common bird who's presence generates a conspicuous target.

No. 174. Robbin' [Verb]:  To take property unlawfully or to overcharge.  “ I bought this and I was robbed”.

No. 114.  Fly in Duck [Noun]:  An apathetic wall adornment depicting British waterfowl.

“I couldn't give a fly in duck”.

No. 231.  Sewing Bee [Noun]: Social gathering at which friends join together in a creative activity.

No. 20. Love Bird [Noun]:  A small bird noted for its loving and affectionate behaviour.

No.182.  Toucan Tango [Verb]: A colourful caper in which participants are inextricably linked.

No. 174. Robbin' [Verb]:  To take property unlawfully or to overcharge.  “ I bought this and I was robbed”.

No.25 Mother Hen [Noun]: A person who takes care of others in a lovingly protective way.

No. 218.  Tortoise Shell [Noun]: Jewel-like home of a sea dwelling creature.

No. 208.  Snail Space (Noun):  A state of pleasant anesthesia created by the gentle flow of island life.

No. .217.  Swan Song [Noun]:  Gracefully bowing out; a final performance.

No.23. Sp-Arrow [Noun]:  A small brown finch heading in the direction of your lunch.

[wurd-pley-muh-naj-uh-ree]
Noun: Visual wit based on the meanings or ambiguities of words embodied in a
collection of wild or unusual animals (especially for exhibition!).

Scilly Cow for Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly

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