Tuesday, January 06, 2009
You Will Be Mine
I bought Arthur a plush pika at one of the Rocky Mountain National Park gift shops in Colorado, and it is possibly the cutest toy I have ever seen. So cute, in fact, that my sister might steal it away for herself. She'd better take it before stealth dog wills it off the table.
If he eyeballs it long enough, it will move to the edge and jump right into his mouth.
Random Educational Sidebar:
Research in the U.S. suggests that the American pika (which live in rocky, alpine regions and cannot tolerate temperatures of 80 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) might be the first species to become extinct as a direct result of global warming.
World Wildlife Fund - American Pika
Press release: Center for Biological Diversity sues U.S. Department of Interior over American Pika