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Petite lap giraffes

  1. Greg Sage profile image59
    Greg Sageposted 5 years ago

    Fact or fiction?

  2. recommend1 profile image71
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    At least with that long neck they would be easier to pick up than a dog or cat.

    As I understand it any animal can be miniaturised, including humans.  There was a period of time back between us and the dinosaurs when horses were around 18 inches high as their normal size.

    1. Greg Sage profile image59
      Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are Sokoblovsky Farms truly the preeminent breeders?  I think I might have overpaid.

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Fiction, and sad that it is even something an adult would question.

    1. Greg Sage profile image59
      Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So I paid too much, then?

      1. recommend1 profile image71
        recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        does it move and crap on the furniture ?

        1. Greg Sage profile image59
          Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It is easily housebroken, but it requires a bubble-bath once a week.

      2. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I guess it's cheaper than therapy.

        1. Greg Sage profile image59
          Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          And yet, a recent search to check my dominance of this highly coveted long-tail search term reveals that I have spawned a flurry of HP writing on the subject including a hub by....


          wait for it....



          wait for it....

          smile

  4. Christene profile image80
    Christeneposted 5 years ago

    smile

    1. Greg Sage profile image59
      Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I suppose I should have asked before placing the order, but does anyone happen to know if they're hypo-allergenic? 

      Also, are they known to mate with Cotton Top Tamarins, or is this behavior unusual?

      1. Christene profile image80
        Christeneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Allergies never a problem.

      2. recommend1 profile image71
        recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You have been sold a pup mate !  that is one of those mount your leg at the drop of a hat Pekinese !  Did you check whether the neck is sewn on ?

        1. Greg Sage profile image59
          Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I was told Jerry is a bull calf.

          I am wondering if I should be troubled by his mounting my Tamarin.

          I do not wish to judge their lifestyles, but I am unaware of where to buy giraffe/monkey chow.

  5. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    You drink a lot of coffee, don't you Greg?

    1. Greg Sage profile image59
      Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Coffee?  No.

      Single malt?  Yes.

      1. Greg Sage profile image59
        Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So... fact or fiction?

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I included it in my hub on pet fads.  I am a magpie. I included it as a hoax, mind you.

    1. Greg Sage profile image59
      Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your marginalizations cause an existential dilemma for little Jerry.

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe he needs therapy.

        Come to think of it being a giraffe and tiny would be enough to make one neurotic, even before throwing in the being imaginary....

  7. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    but, is euphemism, yes?

    or possibly knit or crocheted, and easy upkeep!

  8. Greg Sage profile image59
    Greg Sageposted 5 years ago

    His neck is long and strong... like bull giraffe.

    No, his insecurities are not Freudian.

    More Kafka-esque.

  9. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    or possibly a macrame lap giraffe would be nice!

  10. Greg Sage profile image59
    Greg Sageposted 5 years ago

    "Petite" is euphemism, yes... but this is the commonly accepted PC term.

  11. peterelmhirst profile image60
    peterelmhirstposted 5 years ago

    maybe you could shrink them down with some giraffe/miniature pony breeding... but if neck size is any indication...

    1. Greg Sage profile image59
      Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Madame, to dilute their stock with such pedestrian strains would dishonor their rich Russian circus heritage.

  12. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    I just don't hold with man messing round with the species - for such frivolity too!  Be satisfied with what you've got, man!  Perhaps, rescue a cat?  they're warm and they purr when excited and happy . . .

  13. Greg Sage profile image59
    Greg Sageposted 5 years ago

    All of evolution is not man's creation, however.  Jerry has become quite fond of Eduardo, my helper-monkey.  I fear this union may dwarf any prior breeding concerns.

  14. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Domesticated animals are an abomination in the eyes of the Lord!

    Sorry... I think these forums are getting to me.

    1. Greg Sage profile image59
      Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Knee-jerk reactions are inevitable at some point in forum interaction.  I wouldn't worry about it.

      You'll know you're really cracking up when you start creating imaginary friends.

  15. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Is it time to mention Hitler yet?

  16. Greg Sage profile image59
    Greg Sageposted 5 years ago

    Godwin's law is not invoked until there are 2 opposing extremes.

    Little Jerry has no such enemies.

  17. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    What about the micro teacup hyena?

  18. Greg Sage profile image59
    Greg Sageposted 5 years ago
    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      oh, he's real - he's very real.  I believe it.  what I wonder about is the personalities of those who are enamoured of these little things -someone should analyse them!

 
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