by Barbara Early
1. Giraffes have long blue tongues.
2. Giraffes, like five percent of humans, can stick their tongues up their nostrils.
3. There's always a compelling back story. I found this USA Today article about the family that started the animal park. It begins, "At the start, he dreamed of the giraffe."
4. Giraffes chew their cud (regurgitated food) like cows do.
5. Some of you tried number 2, didn't you--April Fools!
6. Giraffes form emotional bonds with each other and with their keepers. Their interaction was heartwarming at times.
7. As hard as I remember labor being, I can be thankful I didn't give birth to a 150 pound baby with hooves.
8. Unlimited cell data isn't truly unlimited. They slow you down after a certain threshold is reached.
9. Some might question the sanity of staring at the back end of a giraffe for hours on end, but think nothing of watching sweaty guys in shorts run back and forth dribbling a basketball.
10. After all the pain and restlessness April went through, I was ready to start a GoFundMe page for spaying and neutering giraffes.
<insert cute baby giraffe picture here>
Rats! Still waiting...