It's been a day of intrigue here in Cambridge.
King - our resident lion, connoisseur of zebras, and stealer of neckties - is an ambassador at the British Embassy. And occasionally he brings his work home with him.
This morning, I awoke to find him in my living room with the head of state for Antarctica, The Penguin Kaiser "Free Willy" Wilhelm.
(Worth a click to check out his uniform)
After some introductions, I expressed my surprise, as I felt sure Antarctica was a nationless continent. The little old rockhopper gave me the red-eye and declared in a heavy Germanic accent, that:
Ve are a new nation, ja? Many have staked a claim to ze continent, but who iz bedder to claim zovereignty than ze indigenous inhabitants?
This seemed an entirely reasonable argument. And as a penguin, he seemed entirely representative. He continued:
Ve vill soon take our place on ze vorld stage. Ve are an expanding nation, and at some point, ve vill need lebensraum!
I frowned, trying to remember this word. King stepped in and translated it for me as "living room".
A few minutes later, after a flurry of Teutonic curses, I had the house to myself again; King had exited with his colleague, to escort him back to his Embassy.
I'm a reasonable guy.
But nobody messes with my living room.
Dedicated to my zookeeping matey Dazza Jordan
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Heheheh, I see what you did there.... YAM xx
Namaste Yam! You know, that's as close to a pun as you'll get me most of the time. I left this out of the book, despite the cool picture, for that very reason. It sets a bad example ;) Indigo xDelete
He needs to find his OWN living room.ReplyDelete
Hey Delores! Indeed. And his own toilet. Preferably an outdoor one. Indigo xDelete
Well, I had to look it up, but I think I see what you did there, too ... unless Yam saw something else, something I'm not seeing ... drat itReplyDelete
Ahem. Fine artwork!
Hey Jenny! Oh, Yam is crazy =D But you liked the art? Thank you. He's a meticulous lad, is The Kaiser. Indigo xDelete
Ah, if only Antarctica were expanding instead of shrinking. Just ready where ocean levels are expected to rise 10 feet in the foreseeable future. How does Kaiser feel about deserts? And yes, that is one spiffy outfit.ReplyDelete
Oh, no worries Jayne! I was talking to those nice GOP fellas, and they assure me it's all a hoax. No, really! It's based on the best research that oil money can buy! *facepalm* And yes, he's too stiff to be cool, but cold enough to be chillin'. Indigo xDelete
I feel as if we should notify someone...ReplyDelete
Well Pearl, tell me... "Who ya gonna call?" :DDelete