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A Sealabration adaptation by hesitant doodle

Author: hesitant doodle

This adaptation of Rachael Crofts' 'A Sealabration' has been created for Book Week Scotland by hesitant doodle.

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baby seal in red box on blue backgound with text that says 'A Sealabration, Rachael Crofts'
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comic illustration of hand reaching towards a young seal pup and text bubbles that read: 'December 27th a young seal pup had been picked up and needed driven to the rescue centre for rehabilitation. He looked up at me with big, sad, dark eyes and I could see they were dry- he was dehydrated, so the race was on to get him the medical attention he needed.'
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comic illustration of car interior and sad seal pup looking out the window with text bubble that reads: 'On the journey, I spoke softly to him. The roads were terrible. The blizzard whipped at my windscreen as I made the unfamiliar journey.'
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comic illustration of seal pup being tipped onto table and examined by a vet in scrubs with text bubble that reads: 'He was scared and didn't seem keen on his new abode. He wouldn't budge from his crate until eventually we had to, unceremoniously, tip him out like a failed cake mix plopping into a bin.'
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comic illustration of seal pup on vet table and text boxes that read: 'Each season there's a theme for naming the seals and this time it was board games. As it was my first rescue, I was delighted when they said I could name him so I called him "Dobble". One of the toughest  parts of it all is that the rescue centre are much too busy to provide updates so you just have to cross your fingers and hope for the best.'
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comic illustration of seal swaddled in blankets with text that says 'A Sealabration: Part Two'
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comic illustration of brown seal barking with text bubble that reads 'A few months later I got my second call-out. This time a different character entirely to the timid and subdued Dobble. This one was stinky, loud and very stubborn,'
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comic illustration of seal at vet with the words CRASH and a text bubble that reads 'After the weigh in and the drop off, I was on my way out when I heard a scuffle and raised voices'
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comic illustration of seal slapping down the corridor with text bubble that reads 'And there was a seal charging down the wet corridor, much faster than I'd ever given a seal credit for!'
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comic illustration on frustrated seal swaddled in blankets with text bubbles that read 'Sorry about that' 'One lady said, - that's Dobble, he's a bit of a feisty one!' 'The End.'
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