Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Blog By Any Other Name

A Sarcastic Fringehead.  How can you not love the name?  Watching him defend his home is enviable.  If people could puff up like that, there would be a lot less fighting in the world.  This seemed like a natural name for my blog.  Maybe I can identify with this fish, maybe I just really like the name, but I think we all have some fringehead in us, and those who don't should.  But there were a few runner up names that would have been more than sufficient.  Now you're gonna know what they are!

The Blue-Footed Booby.  The name speaks for itself!  I first saw these birds on a show about the Galapagos Islands, a place I have since become fascinated with.  What is not to love about the Blue-Footed Booby?  Just the name makes you want to grin, it makes you want to say "You're just makin' that up!" when someone talks about them.  But now you know, they are real.  This picture is the dance of the Blue-Footed Booby.  Perhaps it will catch on and become the staple of clubs around the world...although I'm sure we've all seen some boobies on the dance floor, and I don't mean necessarily the ones on a woman!  This would have been a viable choice for a blog name as well.

The Naked Mole Rat, as ugly as that hairless Chinese dog, though somehow lovable.  Yet another creature you never would have believed existed if you hadn't seen a picture and heard the name.  I think there is a little Naked Mole Rat in all of us, just waiting to get out...but their vision sucks so they might never find a way!

Those were the top three runner ups, three very distinct creatures from the animal kingdom.  Here are a few honorable mentions:


The Flying Fox of the coolest looking creatures I've ever seen.  I wanted one of these as a pet when I was in the fourth grade.  Mom said "No."  I never understood why...

Okay, he was never a serious contender, but I had to give him the credit he's due.  I love dogs but I don't even think I could rescue one of these.  Kudos to those who can, God bless you!

This one just makes me smile!  Who couldn't laugh at a small dog with big dentures?  Thanks, Pedigree, not only for donating to rescues, but for giving us this ad campaign!  It's classic! 

Hopefully this brief encounter with creatures I've taken a liking to will leave you with a smile.  If not, there's always dogs with big teeth!