Camel Feet Care and Concern

Finally, help for the Dromedary owner (image from National Geographic)

Do you remember my post from a week or so ago:  “A Camel, A Donkey and Golf Cart“?  It was about a local Christmas Parade and I mentioned a nativity scene in it.  Ok so the nativity scene was a little perilous for the plastic Baby Jesus but still there was a lot of info in that post.  A lot of stuff about convertibles, candy, cheerleaders and beauty queens, but for some reason a lot of people out in Google-opolous have been finding my blog due to their concern about the feet of camels.  Specifically the toes of said Dromedary’s feet.  (Dromedary = Arabian, single hump camel.  Heaven help me with the Google searches that will find this blog with “hump” and “camel” in it.)

Who knew that camel’s feet were such a concern?  I mean are there a lot of camels walking around with ingrown toenails or something?  Because a whole lot of people each day are searching about it.  I had no clue that so many people were in charge of the care of these animals.  I envision a group of men wrapped up in their white robes in the Arabian Desert searching the internet via their snazzy new tablet computer to try to find a remedy for their poor animal’s sore feet.  And instead they find my blog which was not helpful at all.  Just a story about a small town parade.  Imagine their disappointment!

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Mag...

Image via Wikipedia

So maybe all those people diligently searching about ailments that affect the feet of their pet camels will benefit instead from this post.  I didn’t find a lot of information specifically about the feet of camels; however, if you need some information about camels, go hereNational Geographic, where I found all this helpful information, is a resource for all things wild and woolly and sometimes creepy-crawly.  Isn’t it funny to think that when we were kids we looked through these same magazines in our elementary school libraries to see the naked savages?  Silly kids! 

I’m just happy I can be of help to all those camel owners.  Now their desperate searches will be rewarded and they can receive exactly the kind of response they deserve!  No need to thank me Camel Caretakers – you’re welcome!

Freshly Pressed Awe and Jealousy . . . and Awe

From myexposition.wordpress.com

There is nothing better than having one of your Blogger friends Freshly Pressed.  Except of course if you are Freshly Pressed yourself.  (Just to be clear, I wouldn’t know about that)  It’s great when someone you’ve been following has that honor bestowed upon them.  It’s exciting!  Mostly exciting, a little heart-wrenching, but still mostly exciting.  You can’t help but be happy for them.  Happy and jealous, but mostly happy . . . and jealous . . . but more happy than jealous!  Mostly . . .

Seriously, of course there is a hint of jealousy but that’s because it’s so fantastic, but I really thrilled when a fellow blogger I know gets Freshly Pressed.  Not in that phony first-runner-up to the Miss America pageant way.  You just know as fellow contestants are crying and hugging the new Miss America and helping her pin on her crown that they are stabbing those pins deep into her skull.  No, not that kind of happy – true joy because they deserve it!

"Just hold still . . ." Miss World 2011 (Who is Miss World??)

The first time this happened with Pretty Feet, Pop Toe, I had just read her post, Grumpy Old Bag and on the following day she was Freshly Pressed!  I was very confused.  I was not confused as to the reason she was Freshly Pressed, it’s obvious that she is an amazing writer, but I thought I must be mistaken that I had stumbled upon her blog the day before.  “Was she Freshly Pressed the previous day as well?” I thought.  “Is that how I found her?”  Did I seriously just have the incredible luck to find her hours before Freshly Pressed did? 

The second time this happened, it was to littlesundog and her blog Day by Day the Farm Girl Way.  I’m not positive, but I think the first post of hers that I read was Real Deer Rehabilitation.  Then I read Lazy Days with Daisy Deer and I was hooked.  I believe I left a very intriguing comment something along the lines of “Wow, that wuz gud.”  Perhaps my comment was slightly better than that but not much.  Then I kid you not, the following day I check the Freshly Pressed page and I see this familiar picture of a deer.  I think, “Hey, that’s a deer.” (again I take a moment to point out how brilliant my brain is) “Are two people blogging about raising a baby deer?”  I double, triple checked and then I confirmed that Day by Day the Farm Girl Way had indeed been Freshly Pressed!  

So I rushed right over to her Freshly Pressed post and left this brilliant comment, “OMG (yes I really wrote O M G) you’ve been Freshly Pressed!  How awesome is that??”  I was just so darn excited that another one of my “friends” had been FP’d that I completely forgot how to properly use the English language.  I had clicked that little button to “notify me of follow up comments via email”, but I noticed that my email wasn’t exploding.  I couldn’t believe hundreds of people weren’t commenting on this amazing post.  Then it dawned on me, “She doesn’t know yet . . .  O M G she doesn’t know!”  I imagined her surprise when she checked her computer later.  I think I even giggled thinking about how exciting that was going to be for her.  I was in awe.

Scott Baio - from Totallythebomb.com

Having found two bloggers just hours or days before they became Freshly Pressed leaves me with the feeling of having had a brush with fame.  It’s like getting that signed photo of Scott Baio when I was 12 all over again, but even better because I knew these folks before they were famous!  Like when the small town girl hits it big and I can say “I knew them when . . .”

Not a rabbit's foot because that was one unlucky rabbit

Hey – here’s an idea – maybe I’m a good luck charm for this Freshly Pressed thing.  It sure seems that way.  So if you are a fellow blogger who’s eager to get Freshly Pressed just beg me to begin following your blog, I’m not above bribery, and you could receive that elusive honor by Monday.  Well . . . maybe . . .  But just to be on the safe side, if you do win, don’t ask me to help you pin on a crown.

P.S.  LittleSunDog not only replied to all of her comments, but she also found time to stop by my blog to leave a comment.  She didn’t forget the little people!  PrettyFeetPopToe replied to all of hers as well.  And they both received a LOT of comments!  More evidence that they are worthy recipients.

P.S.S  I’m off until Monday folks.  Have a good weekend!