Rhinos have unusual sleep patterns; none of this 8 hours a night business. We just go to sleep when We are saggy, and fidget forth when We are awake.

Also, We have other mental states, where the edges are fuzzy. Sometimes We are Asleep-ish, or Awake-ish, though the states are not identical.

Or Hypnotize-ish. Though just how that works is hard to recall, for the most part. Rhinos are pretty Suggestible.

on our minds

We sometimes get questions about the mumbling We Rhinos are prone to. It is so common that We don’t remark upon it amongst ourselves.

Muttering is part of a running interior dialogue each Rhino maintains during consciousness, keeping track of developments. Sizing things up. Pondering the “what ifs”.

Generally speaking, there is no marked emotional component to mumbling. As We say, with Rhinos it is the Norm.


As Your Inner Rhino has mentioned before, Rhinos’ primary perception system is Scent. For many critters, sight takes the lead, but not for Us. We get our most Dynamic Information by Nose.

Unfortunately for YIR, this fact does not translate via electronic means. So We provide a sort of image of how it seems to Us.

We are the first to acknowledge the shortcomings of the attempt, but We feel We should get credit for the Effort. Yes, We do.