This week’s Sunday Stealing is Animal Questions from WTIT: The Blog.
Bee drones. “They don’t do much in the hive as they wait to mate with a queen bee from another colony. That means they are eating resources and taking up space. When the colony starts getting ready for winter, the worker bees, all female, kick the drones out. Sometimes, it’s swift, and I will find their stung dead bodies in the front of the hive.”
An endless supply of food.
A decathlon, perhaps augmented. Surely, they can run, long jump, high jump, jump hurdles…
No, because they feel grounded. After all, they evolved from flighted birds. Seriously, I worry about penguins because per Smithsonian: “The research suggests that the tuxedo-wearing waddlers might struggle to adapt to and survive the planet’s current rate of global warming.”
I’ve been fascinated by the Simon and Garfunkel song At The Zoo, which I wrote about here. It’d be just as annoying as the human variety.
Caterwauling to Right Living
Absolutely not. Dogs have evolved into being people pleasers. They like to be helpful, like Presbyterians.
I suppose I should ask someone from the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals or SINA, who require clothing for “any dog, cat, horse or cow that stands higher than 4 inches or longer than 6 inches.” Racehorses already wear colors, so I’ll go with them. It wouldn’t be penguins or peacocks who are naturally snazzy. On a serious note, when it’s 110F (43.3C), as it was in Phoenix, AZ, for a month straight, it’s dangerous for dog paws.
The choices are two. One is obvious: a hootenanny. The other is funk; since a gathering of owls is a parliament, I suggest they would emulate Parliament Funkadelic.
The serious answer is that the interaction may benefit humans. However, “Dolphins… are wild animals, and human interaction can be detrimental. Getting into a tank with a dolphin is theoretically no different than getting into a cage with a lion. Dolphins are apex predators and have the capability of killing a shark.” So, it’s generally a bad idea and unethical, especially when they are in captivity.
In plain sight, trying to pretend to be a wall.
Llamas have attitude, so they’d probably ask why you bother them with such a silly question.
The Lama – Ogden Nash
The one-l lama, He's a priest. The two-l llama, He's a beast. And I will bet A silk pajama There isn't any Three-l lllama.