13 November 2009

Am I living in a fairy tale?

A strange person who may or may not eat children gave me a magic seed yesterday. A Joshua Tree seed.

I might plant it and make a wish for a ground sloth.

Sloths are wonderful and I've wanted one for a pet for oh so long! They sleep a lot and get up late. They are affectionate, love interaction, and are well-behaved. They are slow folks. So relatable in every way.

If my magic Joshua Tree seed fails to magically produce a formerly extinct ground sloth, I will be happy to settle for this kind:

Herman the two-toed sloth, photo by Ontley, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License


TonyB said...

Am I living in a fairy tale?

If the sloths start talking to you, that could be a sign.

NatTheFatRat said...

A friend of mine (Mike) served a mission in a place where there are sloths running wild (running?) and he told me that while they are slow, they also seem to think they're pretty ferocious, so Mike would be outside playing with a sloth, sort of taunting it I guess, and the sloth would start going for his face with his two toes and his companion would say, "Elder, look out" and of course the sloth was moving so slowly it was easy for Mike to get out of the way.

I don't know, for some reason that story always makes me giggle, so whenever I see a sloth (which is surprisingly often?) I feel like you, I just want to take it home and love on it. There's nothing funnier than slow motion rage.