Share Your World For November 9, 2020

It’s timefor another edition of Share Your World! Melanie has all the good stuff (questions, rules, badges, pingbacks and whatever else you need) at her place, so check it out if you want to play along. And awaaaaaaaay we go…

Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not? I like the good ones, like I’ve won the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. The bad ones, no.

What’s your favorite zoo animal? I like all of them. It’s fun to go to the zoo and watch the animals relieve themselves. My favorites are the primates, especially the chimpanzees, the gorillas, and the orangutans, the last because we have something in common (our names both mean "man of the forest"). The Milwaukee County Zoo used to have a gorilla named Samson who was one of the biggest gorillas in captivity at almost 800 pounds (364 kg). I remember my brothers and I standing in front of his enclosure, trying to get him to give the finger.

Samson, 1949-1981.

What three things do you think of the most each day? Mary, food, and blogging.

When, if ever, is taking a human life justified? Self defense.

Do small miracles exist? To God, maybe. To us, they look huge, even the "little" ones.

See you in the funny papers!

16 thoughts on “Share Your World For November 9, 2020

      1. We’re in walking distance of several restaurants (not that we would walk there) but still haven’t ventured out. In fact, a new Chick-Fil-A is being built in our area, replacing the old one.

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  1. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! A gorilla giving someone the bird. Naughty you for trying to teach him a bad habit, although it would have been hilarious, I agree. Dining out or eating in is a subject on most folks mind, I’d bet. I dwell on the subject far too much too. Your miracles statement is very true. Have an outstanding week John!

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    1. Samson’s enclosure had this huge scale in it, and he’d sit or sleep on it most of the day. A couple of times a day, they’d have him get out of the enclosure so someone could put his food out and clean up after him. They’d put the food on the scale for him, about 50 pounds of it, then let him back in. He’d come charging out, sit behind the scale, and look at the crowd while he ate. I always thought would be a good time for him to display his new skill…

      We have quite a few restaurants that are open for sit-down dining. They’ve lost a lot of business, so we try and go every 1-2 weeks, and we’ve been carrying out a couple times a week.

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  2. I like your first and last answer. Apes are very popular and they are fun to watch and so intelligent. You made me laugh that you like to see animals relieving themselves. I always went to look at the wolves. I believe they are a great animal and too often maligned. I think of my hubby, my mom and my pain. I agree with you about taking a life.

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    1. We were at the zoo many years ago, and we were watching a guy cleaning up the wolf enclosure. I guess they were tame enough that when they saw him, they’d gather in an area away from him and let him do his job. Anyway, one of the wolves decided he had to go, ran up behind the guy, and went where he had just cleaned up. The guy was furious: “get the hell outta here!” The wolf ran off with his tail between his legs. Wolves are really just big dogs. Much stronger and bigger with more of a killer instinct, but even so…

      Same with the big cats: they like to play like their much smaller relatives. We were watching a panther try and cough up a hairball…

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  3. Food is the subject that my wife and I probably discuss more than any other. Sometimes we have a difficult time trying to agree on what to eat. Her favorite foods are things I don’t much care for and vice versa.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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