Name That Animal

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.

23 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. Alligator. And I think this is a bad idea. Nothing like teaching kids that predators aren’t something that should be feared. Even usually docile animals can do serious damage if they think they are in danger – top of the food chain animals don’t need that push.

  2. OMG. And the news promoted it? Ga-reat. What a bunch of idiots. “Idiots” include the parents that hire the gator, the owner, and the news people for promoting it.

    Explain to me again why I have to license my pets and train the dogs, but yet no license is required for parents like this to produce offspring?

    ::banging head::

  3. Anybody who would actually think this is a good idea should have their offspring eaten anyway… weed out the gene pool.

  4. Geeze!  This could be Anything!!!   but I’m gonna give it a shot and say a snake.. non-poinious of course…              “Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened”                               Kathie


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