Friday, October 5, 2007

You're killing me with the cute animals. . .

If I wasn't snarkily musing from the shadows, you would be able to see my eyes roll whenever someone humanizes the cute animals. From my wife with the dog costumes (look for future rant) to meercats, otters and penguins. Especially on TV, where everything begins to look credible.

Just because you named a Koala "Bob" and raised him from a wee lad doesn't mean he won't fuck you up at the slightest provocation. Yes, otters have cute humanlike hands, but they won't be playing Xbox with you anytime soon.

Feeding Bambi with your teeth? Awww...and what could possibly go wrong?



I would find myself more in the "Crocodile Hunter" category. Animals are amazing and beautiful, even the really ugly ones. However they live in a different scale of reality than we do, and should be appreciated for what they are in the wild. They can't be judged from a human sense of morality for how they behave.

However, you already know I am rife with hidden vices, sensitivity and contradiction. The snarky always do, we're very complex that way. . .

All that being said, I was very sad when Flower died on "Meercat Manor" She was a good leader, and if danger threatens my family, I can only hope to go out fighting as bravely.

*Sniff* So long Flower...



*Sniff* Good thing it's dark in these shadows. . .

SA

9 comments:

wildcatsthree said...

Oh, I just love your blog..so filled with sarcasm...after my own heart. And the animal pics...just too cute, and I'm not being sarcastic.

Jackie said...

Flower died?! Dammit, now I'm sad :-(

liv said...

poor flower. i guess i just secretly wonder how the meercats cope with those damned "necklaces." imagine if you were being tracked and secretly filmed so another species could watch. kinda dirty, huh? and yet, i watch because i love.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Flower looked a lot like My dog Mardy
Not such a great picture, but I found it first...
Speedy

Amy said...

i'm going to look up the definition of snark/snarkiness/snarky etc. if I don't find it, i'm commin' back to get an explanation. in context, i think i've got it but i just wanna make sure...

i just love the refreshing "truthfullness" of your blog. just tell it like it is! glad also you're back in the world of the living!

the domestic minx said...

Oh no!!
Not Flower!! I loved the little blossom...

Indeed, I am renowned for my humanization of everything, animals especially..
It's too easy with meerkats.

HungryGhost said...

Jeez! I log in looking for some snark and discover that Flower has died! (I am stick in TiVo madness.) Now I need to go light a candle in her honor.

LOBO said...

Congratulations, SA! To commemorate your 100 community members -of which I am an ardent participant-I stole some of your stuff! heehee (It's all linked back). BTW, I doubt 500 will take very long. Thanks for the laughs!

meleah rebeccah said...

That picture is CRAZY cute.

So sad to hear about the flower! NOO!