Thursday, January 16, 2014
Marcus Tells of Penguins
Marcus: Humor is something to be thankful for, so here I am telling Sam a story. He thought it was funny, so I thought you might like to hear it too.
Sam is way older than I am and he didn't know this about dead penguins. I bet you didn't either.
Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they go? Wonder no more!
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
"Freeze a jolly good fellow." "Freeze a jolly good fellow."
You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?
I hope you don't mind if I keep reminding everyone I'm only here temporarily. I don't want to leave but I need a home of my own. Jan says I'm a little cuddlebug and I'm trying hard to learn to behave like a grownup but I'm only 10 weeks old, so I'm still a young pup. I'm in Thomaston, GA. You can read more about me in Marcus Speaks.
2 Brown Dawgs and Ruckus the Eskie.
Pepi Smart Dog for the Thankful Thursday blog hop.