National Domestigraphic

Exploring The Great Indoors


We watched some interesting documentaries so far this year. The first was about penguins and I will review it another day. But last night we saw a film about the rare and elusive heffalump. Native to Heffalump Hollow, they each have their own distinct call when they are old enough and tend to get lost in the woods. The natives and the heffalumps are wary of one another and even try to capture one another but somehow they always end up friends.

For Valentine’s Day Ken bought his wife the warden a baby heffalump. The movie seemed a gesture to learn about its proper care but ended in more hugging the poor thing over and over than anything else. When I interview the creature I will inquire if this human reaction caused him to be comforted or traumatized.