Deep wisdom

I have no idea who Reno Omokri is [could have looked it up; didn’t]. I knew that Australia was further east than America though. And I was aware of the approximate average gestation times for elephants and rabbits (other mammals are available). But I’d never seen it written down before.

Well, not like this.

Reno has hit the nail on the proverbial head with this tweet. Those who start before you are not necessarily ahead of you. Well, I mean, technically they are. At least until you start. But actually even then they do kind of remain ahead of you in time zones. That’s basically how time zones work. So yes, run your race, but accept that if you start that race 14 hours behind someone else, it’s unlikely that you’ll finish first. Unless you’re America, obviously.

There’s no denying that a rabbit’s and an elephant’s offspring are different though. One small, fluffy-tailed, leoprine. The other, an elephant. That’s the difference that staying pregnant for 22 months versus 1 month will give you. Well, that and the species of the parents. And to be honest, I think it’s mainly due to the latter.

But it really does make you think, doesn’t it?

A picture is worth a thousand words

And that saves me a lots of writing.

I’ve put this on Facebook already, but it needs to be put on here too as part of this story.

For those who have given – or are giving – their toys for Nic. This is what it means.

Thank you.

Handover 1

Rushed day for us today, with many commitments, but I had to find time to share this news:

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This is from the first rabbit4nic handover at Nic’s house this morning.
The guys from You Magazine were there to meet Nic and record the event as we handed over the bunnies from Charné in Pretoria and Emma in Durbanville (who I may have called Sarah earlier. Sorry Emma. *blush*)
It was a bit overwhelming for Nic with so many people around – it’s sometimes difficult to remember that he is 9 years old and not well – but it was great to get the bunnies to him and will make his treatment so much more bearable.
We have further arrivals from Bloemfontein tomorrow and Port Elizabeth on Tuesday and we’re actively looking for the best way to use this appeal to help out other kids in Nic’s situation.
Watch this space.