We are not an uptight gang, We Rhinos. We like to let things occur at their own jolly pace. Nature always does its thing anyway, right?
One thing We do notice is that Days don’t seem to be the same, one Day to the next. They are longer, they are shorter, they just do as they please.
Is somebody actually in charge of these variations?; that’s what We’d like to know!
Rhinos are gifted at Impersonation; it’s a knack, and We have it! The picture provided today offers a fine example of our exotic abilities: this is a Rhino disguised as a Giraffe, not a giraffe in fact! Gotcha! (Do not be embarrassed, most everybody is fooled.)
But We Rhinos are not fooled. We may imitate some other critter, but We are Rhino down to the last fiber. A sniff alone would tell you.
Nature is not fooled either. Naturally.
Once in a great while, a Rhino is gifted with an unreasoned elation, a sense of happy unspecific anticipation.
We Rhinos like to enjoy these moments. We do not analyze them.
Rhinos are an energetic crew, no doubt about it. Those energies both exhilarate and exhaust Us, though not at the same moment.
We are prey to Spontaneous Combustion.
Older Rhinos often complain that their veggies don’t taste like back when. They’re saltier, spicier, or duller, or… well, different. There are explanations of this phenomenon, not all of them associated with Rhinos aging.
The most noteworthy fact is that the Earth itself is changing all the time. Soil is not a passive participant in a plant’s development. Like everything else, the soil is in process, and that affects the plants that grow in it.
Also, the plants themselves are responding to Natural forces, developing in ways that suit them, without consideration of Rhino preferences. “Sort of inconvenient,” We Rhinos mutter.
Some seasons are particularly Windy, like blow-off-your-head Windy. This is not Kite Weather We are discussing.
Any sensible Rhino, which is, happily, the majority, will take measures to assure continued wellbeing.
Willful Rhinos, who snub their noses at the Wind, may end up headless- or worse. Sad but true.
Rhinos are always on the lookout for Cunning. Cunning slithers up unexpectedly; the unwary Rhino has to be alert.
The important issue here is that Rhinos are not a Cunning species. We are trusting and often gullible. So We need to be vigilant.
Armed with a Sense of Scent without Equal, Rhinos know when a situation stinks. Then We Address Matters. You knew that all along, right?