Tuesday, September 23, 2003

my favorite rodent

There's a strange thing going on between Radio Free Mike and Golgonooza about favorite rodents. I have no idea what it's about, but I'm feeling spunky this morning and anxious to join the fray. But it's way too early for me to remember any truly strange and as-yet unmentioned rodents. So for now I think I side with Mike on the capybara. The first capybara I ever saw was at the Dog Park in Beijing, one of the world's stranger zoos; the note in my sketchbook reads: World's Largest Rodent--And Looks It. A blockier animal does not exist.

When I'm more awake, and back from looking at itty-bitty share rentals, I'll probably come out in favor of the kangaroo rat.