Today’s post is brought to you by the letter M.
M for meerkats
M for Mary
M for Monday (the day I should have posted)
I know very little about meerkats but I just looked them up and in a weird 6 degrees of separation thing, I thought I’d tell you how meerkats relate to me.
“The meerkat … is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa.”
#1 M for mammal – I’m a mammal and so is a mongoose. (So are you, for that matter).
M is also for Mongoose – not only is my bicycle a Mongoose (#2), but Rikki Tikki Tavi is my favorite of all Rudyard Kipling’s stories (#3). Do you remember the cartoon? If not, you can watch it on Youtube or you can buy a VHS copy on Amazon (but hurry because there’s only one left!).
#4 Mongeese (?) live in the Kalahari desert. My oldest dog’s full name is Kalahari, but we call her Kali for short. Kali is a Rhodesian Ridgeback (#5), a type of dog that originated in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) which neighbors the area that meerkats populate. Coincidence? I think not!
Finally, #6. Meerkats live in the desert, and I grew up in the desert. The Chihuahuan desert, but it’s still a desert. That make me practically a meerkat. Well, not really…
So, as you can see, I was able to come up with 6 things that meerkats and I have in common.
Now, what about you? Any meerkat stories? Interesting tidbits that start with M? Or a suggestion for a future blog post so you won’t be subjected to my mundane musings? (Please don’t unsubscribe!)