All Rhinos are Vegetarians. Nature provides the best Greens to keep Us Fit and Feisty. But if We ate up Everything, what would all the other Critters be munching? We share in the Wild. Diverse Critters, diverse Veg.
Rhinos have built-in Radar to scan a locale, and know where Rhino Foods are lurking. We just meander over and get acquainted. Warthogs get Warthog Food. Etc.
Trust Us; We’re grateful for those Veggies. Indeed We are.
In 1823 Mr. Charles Macintosh, a Scottish weaver & chemist, invented rubberized fabric. He is thus the creator of sensible rain gear. Today a Mackintosh (oddly respelled) is now synonymous with all raincoats.
Rhinos know that Scotland is not where Rain itself was invented, but they get quite enough of it there, that is for certain.
From a Rhino Point of View, a raincoat is overkill, given that Rhinos are Waterproof anyway. Still, it’s nice to be able to decide if you are wet or dry, yes?
We each had one, and some have gone on to become one themselves, so here’s lookin’ at you, Gentlemen!
Being Large Critters, Rhinos need to conserve our energies, just to keep the System up and running. We can’t fritter ourselves away, just on a whim.
That is why We think of ourselves as generally Placid and Even-Tempered, almost to a fault. We are contemplative. We eat, We snooze, We socialize in modest ways, We mind our business. Self-possessed… almost all the time.
Still, there is that 1% window…
Finding Meaning in things is often tricky. In fact, most of the time, there seems to be no definitive meaning to much of anything. We read the labels, which tell Us something, but it usually is inadequate. There is obviously more to it than a sentence or two. And who wrote that little card anyway?
We muse about things. We Rhinos are very fond of Mystique. In fact, We would rather have a Mystery than an Answer We doubt.
We aren’t preparing for a Quiz, you know.
YIR Readers have asked about how We maintain the extensive wardrobe We display in our blog. Do We send it to the cleaners, or what? Are they Paris originals?
We at YIR chuckle. That is because all our outfits, however ravishing, are entirely Imaginary. Rhinos don’t own Anything, as in Nothing Whatever. We just include them in our posts for fun.
With Imagination We can Imagine laundering just as easily as We Imagine the outfits themselves.
Here in Nepal, it is getting oh-so-toasty, which it does annually, year in and out. Toasty-o-toasty. We get up, it’s warm. We mill about, it’s warmer; you get the picture.
Fortunately for Rhinos, Nature built Us for this sort of climate, so We can cope. But coping does not mean that We don’t occasionally wonder who to speak to about dialing things back a bit.
Yes. Toasty-o-Toasty. O Toasty.