Not so long ago, the rain in London felt like it would never end. We were deep into spring time and having been promised a long and hot summer, all we got was rain, rain, rain.
It got me pretty down. So down, I started thinking about building an ark (I’ll admit, I was drinking at the time – but you would have been too if you were living in the rain drenched city). Obviously, when I was thinking of an ark, I was picturing more of a luxury yacht.
But either way, you can’t have an ark without animals. So here’s my pick of the top 5 animals I’d take on my ark-yacht if the world was going to end up underwater:
I’m following my stomach here. Eggs and eventually meat, if I could only stop eating all the eggs…
I have no good reason to take any kind of penguin with me, except that they’re always dressed appropriately for a black tie event. Of which, in the new world, I am sure there will be plenty. Plus, I might be able to teach them to bring fish back for me so I stop eating all the eggs.
In case the floods do recede, it makes sense to have a beast known for it’s lack of thirst and ability to travel vast distances over deserts. All or nothing, baby.
One word: wool. It’s not my favourite material, but let’s be honest, a couple of silk worms will probably get pecked mercilessly by the chickens or accidentally trampled by the camels. Of course, I might have to actually learn to shear a sheep, spin wool, and knit, but how hard can that be…on a boat? (And later there might be lamb. Winning!)
Trunk = shower. With all my black tie events, it will definitely be important to look clean and fresh – right?!
What other useless things have you made lists of? And what animals would you take with you?