This week’s Name That Animal comes with a twist but the same solitary rule applies: no researching. Just post your best guess in the comments and I will post the answer there later tonight.
Instead of giving you a photo, I am going to summarize an article (link will be provided later when I post the answer), leaving out the name of the animal:
For $175, you can buy an appearance at your kid’s birthday party by a live __________. It’s perfectly legal, and the man who offers this service is state licensed. He arrives at your kid’s party with the _____________ in a bag. The kids receive a lesson on interacting with the ________ (no pulling allowed) and can get their pictures taken with him. Then since this animal is a good swimmer, they all get in the pool for some frolicking. The man says he can tell when the animal has had enough because he sinks to the bottom. Here’s my favorite quote from the article:
“If you’re an 11-year-old boy, and you’ve already had a bounce house for your birthday, and you’ve already gone to Chuck E. Cheese, what else are you going to do?” he said. “If you say, ‘I’m going to have a pool party with a [__________],’ people are going to show up.”
Name that animal.