Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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Wanted: An Elephant

Hi, I am looking for a pet elephant for my son to play with. If you have one laying around that you aren't playing with anymore, I'll take it!

My kids raised an elephant as a 4-H project. It took 5 years and $100,000 but Jumbo is now grown and happy. He requires a very large yard but is pole trained so you can tie him up with kite string. He eats more fruits/veggies/grains than the state of Rhode Island & can drink dry an in-ground pool in under a week so be sure you have adequate financing & live on a lake. He is litter box trained but you may want to consider the purchase of a forklift to haul the box outside. The kids love to ride him and he makes a wonderful diving board. He did, however, break the trampoline and has squashed more than one basket ball. He makes a great guard but tends to foul often and is a ball hog. He makes paperdolls with Rachel but does not like her hamsters one bit. He likes to help out so lifts the furniture when we vacuum (has only torn down one ceiling fan) and takes the trash cans out to the road. The garbage men have complained about him waiting for a tip but I really think that applause would do just fine.

Please let us know when you can come get him because the kids are wanting to raise penguins next.


Alice said...

What a hoot! Will Juli actually get to see this??? I can just hear her now :)

Patti said...

I e'd her & didn't think about putting it here until she e'd me back ROTFL asking if she could share it so...
I did! :-)

luke and wyatt's mom said...

Patti, you absolutely CRACK ME UP!