Separate animals, sheep and hippo, together (the pair embraced in the portmanteau shippo):
From an old friend (whose birthday is today). The hippo is William, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a present I gave her some years ago. Now she writes:
I always have him someplace I can look at him. Last week I came home from China with this sheep made out of soap, and they seemed made for each other.
Some words about William.