15 December 2005
Reasons I Like Elephants
They are not my favorite animals, but definitely in the top ten.
Elephants are big and bulky, but in some places respected as gods - so you can have it both ways.
They usually seem to be smiling. Except in this picture.
Nothing wrong with a little wrinkling, even in a young elephant.
They are thought of as intelligent creatures, but get disturbed if a mouse crosses their path. Good excuse for me to use each time I see a cockroach.
I rode on one once at the circus. It felt less dangerous than a motorbike and less frightening than the clowns.
Finally, my Dad cried while watching Dumbo. (Hope he never reads this one.) I think the tears were alcohol-induced, but it's still the only time he ever cried at a movie.