Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's Thursday Again!

Wow! Is it really? I hope you enjoy my silly list. It's only thanks to a friend that this is here. I appreciate all your wonderful emails, Dilo!

So here it is; my favorite baby animals. They are not really in any order except as I think of them. However, I am saving the most surprising for last. It is just about my favorite, though not for cuddling.

1. Domestic cats – especially when the kittens have learned how to use the litter box but can’t yet wave those little stick-straight tails

2. Mice – this isn’t to say they’re my second favorite as stated above, but they recall fond childhood memories when my family had a breeding pair; the newborns were like pink pussy willow catkins

3. Praying mantids – they are thinner than a pencil line and just as alert as can be; a mated, murderous female is at the opposite spectrum, however (Yikes!)

4. Horses – colts, especially baby Clydesdales, are painfully cute

5. Sheep – a stuffed toy lamb was a favorite growing up

6. Dogs – I’ll never forget our mutt's precious puppies; the big one turned out to be nothing but fur when bathed for the first time

7. Brine shrimp – who doesn’t love Sea-Monkeys? I had them as a kid and again in my twenties!

8. Groundhogs – one little darling trundled through my yard last fall on Mama’s heels

9. Wild cats – so alike and yet so different from their domestic cousins

10. Freshwater pet fish – another pleasantry from childhood

11. Elephants – their matriarchal society is fascinating, too

12. Sea horses – the adults are precious enough, though; I’d set up a saltwater tank if I could afford a pro to take care of it

13. Cobras – they are poisonous within hours of birth, perfect miniatures of the adult; people think I'm a bit of a loon but there it is

Upon reviewing this I find myself tempted to set up a tiny fish tank and perhaps get a Beta to enjoy while writing. Then again, my electronic photo frame filled with images of beautiful men is probably distraction enough.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the kind words!
    Maybe an electronic aquarium image would be a good compromise.
    After doing some research on the baby rattlesnake we found here, I learned two important things: they are more dangerous when young because they don't control their venom, and they are usually in litters of 18-20. They are not on my favorites list.

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  2. You deserve all kinds of kind words. And about rattlers, oh my! I can understand that. My exposure was via a nature program. People hate the Midwest but I'm at least close to the top of the food chain here. Heh...

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  3. I think you should get a beta, Darla. I think Michael should get a beta, too....

    :)

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  4. I love this list! You and my husband would agree on the Cobra thing; he's a big herpetologist. I like things I can pet. And love. And hug. And call George.

    Um, hmm. :)

    Happy TT!

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