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The Daily Weird #1 (potty training the sloth)

Updated on December 26, 2010
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Potty Training the Sloth

We potty train our kids, we potty train our dogs, and sometimes we potty train our cats. Today I learned that orphaned sloths also have to be potty trained. Yes. Sloths. I guess the name kind of says it all. “Hey, I’m a sloth. I’m too lazy to know or care about bathroom etiquette. Teach me… if you can.”

According to an article at Wired Science orphaned sloths have to be taught how to use the bathroom. Sloths typically only come out of the trees once a week to do their business. Orphaned sloths, not having a mommy or daddy sloth to teach them the “poo dance”, need a little encouragement. According to filmmaker Lucy Cook, the baby sloths are given little trees to practice on. The workers pat the sloths on the rump and help them do a little dance. When the sloth becomes unfocused, he’s probably making his poo.

That makes all kinds of sense. I’m just like the sloth, I do a little poo dance, unfocus, and well, poo. The minute I refocus, just like the sloth, I’m done. Unlike the sloth, however, I never, ever, ever, throw my poo. That would just be wrong. Oh, and I don’t have my own poo tree either. I think I’d like one, though.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Well now...Interesting hub for a "Weird one"! Made me smile..."poo tree"...now thats a thought! Good job!

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks tenderheart.

      Wouldn't a poo tree be great? No more plunging!

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      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      This was very cute. Only once a week??? I love that pic, too. Thank you!

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      Yeah, once a week. How great would that be??

      Thanks for the comment, Paradise! :)

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      CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

      wow interesting - who knew????

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks Cheyenne, I thought it was interesting too... and a little funny.

      What can I say, I love "potty humor."

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      OK, just look at the claws for a minute.

      Seriously, you want to wipe with those things?

      Don't you just love the advertisments that get attached to our blogs. I diss ferrets and the page gets filled with super strength ferret cage ads. You got quitled northern! How funny is that?

      C

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      lol Chris.

      They must put different ads up depending on who's looking. The ad I always see is the girl in the skimpy "Bad Idea" T-shirt. I think they can read minds and know I'm thinking her shirt would make good toilet paper.

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      Tony Lawrence 6 years ago from SE MA

      That is a very interesting smile on that sloth. I think he (or she) knows something that we do not.

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      Pcunix- So true. I've tried to get her to talk, but no dice.

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      Tony Lawrence 6 years ago from SE MA

      Waterboarding. It's perfectly legal and it will wipe that smile right off in seconds.

      It is very disquieting. I do not like that the sloth knows something it won't say.

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      Pcunix- Waterboarding AND tequila. I usually advocate tequila to make the perps talk, but in this case, I think I'll just drink the tequila and let you waterboard her.

      I believe you've earned the right.

      If it takes too long, we could always waterboard her poo tree.

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      Tony Lawrence 6 years ago from SE MA

      I'm not going near anything with an enigmatic smile and six inch claws. I knew a woman who had a smile like that and long fingernails, too. That it ended badly is all I choose to say about her and that.

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      Pcunix- lol! Too funny, although it does explain the wig.....

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      Diana Owens 6 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

      Very cute!

      I needed a smile today. (:

      thanks sue!

      Diana

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      DTroth- Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment- and for the awesome fan mail!

      I haven't gotten a huge response from my animal daily weirds, but I love them! I'm so glad to know someone else likes them too, I'll go searching for some more for next week!!

      (I thought the blobfish was unbelievable... he looks like a cartoon character! My daughter and I learn so much from these!)

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