?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Lions gets all the girls.

The Mistress visited me in my cube. I babble a lot about hyenas, they're my favorites, but most African wildlife's pretty neat. I've got a cute stuffed lion perched on my mailbox by my door, which she picked up and cuddled while she was talking to me about her family reunion in Laremie, Italy, on-line information resources and artificial insemination of Black Angus cattle.

After a few minutes, she looked at the stuffed animal she was holding, and said "Good, it's a lion. I'd hate to hug a hyena."

Nobody wants to hug the hyenas :(

Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
kt_kat
Jul. 1st, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
You managed to make the one in that urinal almost forlorn looking. It's just about snuggle-able. Until you remember where its been. ^~^;
stripey_d
Jul. 1st, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)
*a hyena hugs a hyena* She's just ignorant as to how huggable hyenas are!! Sure, they smell weird and roll around in their own vomit (I think) but they're soooo soft and cuddly.
spottylogic
Jul. 1st, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
I never heard the "roll around in their own vomit." I didn't think hyenas *could* vomit. But it wouldn't be at all surprising.

(big, weird-smelling hug back) Yay, someone understands :)
spottedhyena
Jul. 2nd, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
Yep, they can. In fact, they cough up hairballs just like cats ;?) They also roll in their own urine--while that contributes significantly to their smell, it also very effectively eliminates mites.

Also, another piece of trivia, the lion population in the Ngorongoro Crater was almost completely annihilated by stable flies in the mid-sixties. The hyena population seemed to have been untouched. Presumably because of their habit of wallowing in mud.
spottylogic
Jul. 2nd, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
Neat! There *is* a purpose for that urine-wallow thing. Good to know :) Of course, being of the species h. crocuta amuensae, the North American Office, or Doughnut-Eating, Hyena, I suppose I'll just have to roll around in excess paperwork...
spottedhyena
Jul. 2nd, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
The saddest part is, the hyenas would appreciate the hug more...I actually have seen pictures of people hugging hyenas, and the hyenas seemed to enjoy it so much.
stripey_d
Jul. 2nd, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
spottylogic
Jul. 2nd, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
Serious awwwwage! Woah, that's cute :)
spottedhyena
Jul. 3rd, 2004 05:57 am (UTC)
That's a nice pic! If you go into Google and search for an image called "Hyena Love" you should find a pic of a woman cuddling with a hyena cub.
spottylogic
Jul. 3rd, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
I think searching for "hyena love" would be a really bad idea, and my filters at work would probably block it.
( 11 comments — Leave a comment )