This post is written in conjunction with the 30 Days of Writing, a blog challenge devised by Nicky and Mike at “We Work For Cheese.” I’ll be participating throughout the month of June. If interested, you can see my post with the details of the challenge.
Please note that some of these posts will be serious, some will be normal, and some will be an attempt at humor.
OK, this is seriously one of the top three themes for this challenge that has had me stuck since I saw the initial list. It is one of those that made me seriously re-consider doing this “project.”
So here we are.
And I can’t get over that hump. Yes, pun intended.
I don’t see camels too often. It’s not like they go running around wild here in upstate New York.
Though, I won’t lie, it would would be cool to see one roaming the streets of our little town. Ya know, just kind of wandering along, nodding its big head at people as it passes by. Kind of like the opening credits of Northern Exposure, just substituting the camel for the Moose. I tried to find a YouTube video of the opening of that show, but it was proving to be too time consuming.
Outside of that, what’s to say about camels?
They appear in movies whenever there are desert scenes. They are odd looking animals. But, at least one can sit between the humps and go for a ride. A slow ride no doubt, but a ride nonetheless.
You can also get Camels if you are searching for a pack of smokes. Although I wouldn’t encourage that because it’s unhealthy and smells bad. As much as they tried, even having Joe Camel wasn’t cool. After all, did anyone really believe a camel would be having a smoke somewhere? I didn’t think so.
Camels may be slow, but they ain’t dumb!
Now then, the reason I don’t know much about camels? They don’t live in these parts.
According to Wikipedia, the humps are fatty deposits (lay off the burgers, big guys) and there are two types of camels — one-hump and two-humps. Apparently, both have been domesticated. So you could have a camel AS A PET!
Now that would be cool.
Imagine the neighborhood kids coming around because you had a camel. I’m pretty sure your popularity would soar. Heck with kids asking for a horse or dog — ask for a camel!
But, as noted, camels aren’t from these parts. They are based in the eastern half of the world. In the Middle East and Asian countries, for the most part.
As for what the western world gets from the species/family? Alpacas and llamas.
We got ripped off.
I want a camel.
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