Sunday, 17 April 2011
Paris Hilton may be all about the pocket pup and others get all worked up about teabag pigs or summin but I want this. Tiny Tim; a tiiiiiiny tortoise that was born in Wipsnade zoo this week. He is, apparently, no bigger than a grape! I reckon he will probably get a tad larger but on a carefully monitored diet I'd like to believe he would never out grow my left coat pocket. He could loiter about on my desk in the library, nonchalantly pushing pencil shavings around my note book and typing out messages on my keyboard by slowly lolling from one key to the next. His size would mean that the risk of losing him would run high BUT his speed would be an impediment. This recent influx of borrower sized animals has certainly left me thinking about other possible zoological phenomenons. Mini elephant? with fully functional trunk for summer water fight fun? A penguin the size of a nectarine who could occasionally chill out in your fridge? A tiny seal, no bigger than my left hand who would join one in the bath (costumed of course) for jokes. A miniature panda-could live in a bonsai plant. The more i think about it the more i realise that any animal in miniature form would be a delight. I really need to get my hands on that tortoise though. Revision would just be so much more fun.