Being equipped with a whole lot of Skin, Rhinos must protect ourselves from bugs and the sun. One effective method is the Mud Wallow, and another, where there is no water, is the Dust Bath.
Dust Bath technique is not complex. We roll around in some loose dirt, and it gives Us a coating of protection. Very Effective. Then We shake off any excess, in consideration of the next Rhino.
And all Natural, naturally. Try it, you might like it.
Finding a Flawless Aesthetic Balance isn’t easy. It requires Taste and Attention. And an assumption that it matters.
The question is whether the Outside or the Inside is more worthy of Dedicated Effort. It’s a Question each Critter must address alone, Rhinos included.
Nobody says it’s easy.
As such, Fame does not interest Rhinos. We have seen Fame in action, and are impressed with what a peculiar responsibility it creates for the Famous.
We admire the skills these folks have, and We applaud. Do We envy them their lives? No. Our Rhinotude is all We could ask for.
We can imagine that life. But that is quite enough of that for Us.
Hans Christian Andersen, wrote ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ (1837). It tells of two tricksters who victimize a vain ruler, selling him an invisible suit of clothes, a magnificent suit which only the gifted can see. When the Emperor walks out in public in his new duds, the public is surprised, to say the least. Does the Emperor learn anything? No.
Rhinos are confused by Human responses to the body. After all, inside each outfit is a naked somebody. What’s the fuss? The Emperor invests in imaginary clothes, while for Rhinos, that’s all there are. Easy-Peasy.
Following the example of Butterflies, Rhinos transform themselves all the time, one thing to another, one awareness to the next. These processes keep us fresh.
We were one way, and then, through some Enigmatic Natural Scheme, We are another way. Not every change is easy, but We assume each shift is an Improvement, because why not?
We usually mutate from front to back, but sometimes our butt end leads the process. Rhinos are flexible.
A Rhino Favorite, Hr. Hans Christian Andersen, b.1805, wrote the familiar tale of Thumbelina, so named because the heroine was Fingersized. She had various Danish adventures, but never grew much.
This story is unusually intriguing to Rhino Tots, whose daily goal is getting Bigger, as soon as possible. For Us, being perpetually wee confounds the Imagination.
Hr. Andersen’s story does not include a discussion with Thumbelina herself, detailing her point of view. Frankly, it seems like an oversight.