Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tapir Madness - Day 4

I adopted a pet today. His name is Marathon:

He will be my constant companion for the next three weeks. Some of his endearing qualities:

  • Tapirs near a water source will swim, sink to the bottom to allow small fish to pick parasites off their bulky bodies.
  • Along with fresh water lounging, tapirs often wallow in mud pits.
  • The thick skin on the backs of their necks helps to protect them from threats.
  • When threatened, the creatures are able to run fairly quickly, considering their size and cumbersome appearance, and find shelter in the thick undergrowth of the forest or in water.

I think Marathon and I will get along quite well....


  1. What??? Oh, I get're tapering and during this time, anything is possible. Can I have your wife's phone number :) ?

  2. I got it. Funny. Why does Meg want your wifes number after reading this though? I don't get that?

    Have fun Glenn!

  3. I likt the little guy.

    I think Meg wants to warn Glenn's wife. Maybe get the white jacket out.

  4. White jacket? Ah... that I get. :)

  5. Am I the only one who is a little bit terrified of Marathon?

  6. Nice! Now, what you really need to do is be 100% committed and get a tattoo of your little friend on your arm... or maybe a big mural on your chest. You gotta be committed.