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I’m Glad I’m Not a Turkey (at least in the poultry sense of the word)
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Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 7.48.18 AMAs I was shopping for dinner this weekend, I turned down the meat aisle and suddenly noticed the abundance of poultry. Or more specifically, the abundance of turkeys.

Lest you think there was a gang of wild turkeys roaming the supermarket, I can assure you they were all frozen – which was good news for meÖ although not for the turkeys.
It occurred to me at that moment, as one might be inclined to do when presented with an abundance of frozen turkeys, that Thanksgiving was upon us and I had to start thinking about what I was thankful for.
The first thing I realized was that there is actually a lot I have to be thankful for, including, of course, the fact that Iím not a turkey.
Lest you think I only have poultry issues, Iím also quite thankful that Iím not a dog.11187_10152638076125354_2123667984_n copy
Our dog sleeps in a crate and only gets to eat kibble and has to go outside to use the bathroom which is really no fun when itís freezing cold or pouring rain, I would imagine. I like sleeping in a bed and eating sushi and pizza and prefer my bathroom in the house with the door closed and hopefully some toilet paper left on the roll. Of course the dog doesnít have to pick up the dry cleaning or do laundry or worry about money or cellulite, so maybe being a dog wouldnít be the worst thing.
I am also quite thankful that Iím not a bearded dragon. My son had a bearded dragon and it didnít do much. It seemed quite content to lie on a rock under the heat lamp and then lie there some more until some crickets showed up and then he’d eat the crickets and then go back on the rock and lie there again. Although I like to lie on the beach for a week or so on vacation, get up to go to the buffet and then go lie on the beach some more, eventually I get bored. Bearded DragonBesides, all that time in the sun would really be bad for my skin. Of course the bearded dragon didnít have to worry about sun damage and wrinkles and heíll never need Botox, so maybe being a bearded dragon wouldnít be the worst thing either.chinchilla-behavior
My daughter had a pet chinchilla. It was soft and cuddly and spent all of its time running on a wheel in circles.

Sometimes I feel like Iím also running on a wheel in circles, but at least I donít have to worry about somebody making a coat out of me.

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