This past weekend, several of us ventured a little north to check out the Rhino's and to celebrate two more PCV birthday's. What a great way to celebrate---at one of natures best Rhino Reserves left in the world. The Rhino is one of the "Big 5," that people come to Africa to see, not that it's a favorite amongst most, and I think you have to be kind of odd for the Rhino to be a favorite, but it is a dying breed, so that makes it special.
Shortly after we arrived, a Black Rhino came to greet us! "So Mr. Rhino, why don't you tell me a little about yourself?" Sure why not---In Setswana, they call me "Tshukudu," but I don't answer to that--I'd rather keep to myself. You know there are so few of us left, and you have to look really hard to find us, unless you're lucky enough to be in a reserve where people care about us. I like to eat leaves, graze, and wallow in mud, alone please! I don't hunt, but I sure am aggressive--like Incredible Hulk style aggressive. If I feel like it, I'll attack a termite mound for no reason! Hmm, sounds like some clients I used to work with! "Hey wait, why on earth am I telling you all this?" "Well, because I'm a Psychologist, and I understand these things." "Ok, then, I'll go on." I'm pretty introverted because I'm an odd-toed ungulate. That means, I have a hoof with an odd number of toes on it, like a horse. "But horses aren't introverted." "Can you please not interrupt me, I'm paying you to listen." Ok, sorry! Anyway, as I was saying, I also have a weight problem as you can see, and I'm the second largest mammal on the planet---the Elephant being the first, but they are smart and nice. I'm just a pea brain, I have bad eyesight, and no front teeth. This is so embarrassing, can't you see why I don't socialize? "Yeah Mr. Rhino, I see." "What can I do?" Well, you're really not that bad now that I'm getting to know you--I'm going to recommend a good self-esteem class for you, go out and rub your horns with some new friends, find a great tree to party on, and you'll be fine! See ya around Mr. Rhino, it's been real!