Saturday, September 24, 2005

El Pulmon Del Mundo*

Story #11, in which three American eco-tourists learn that in the *Lung of the World, it's blood that counts.

Swim with the dolphin and never mind the PiraƱas if you want to hear the story.







Pet a stand-in for my pet owl monkey, Roly-Poly to read the story.

Today's story is cross-posted on Doug Drones On.

17 comments:

weirsdo said...

Wow! You have had such exotic experiences. Do you have a pet owl monkey now, or was that at the eco place?

Sar said...

I loved this story and all the embelishments of imagery you provided. Almost as vivid as the pictures you chose to accompanied it (the owl picture is especially spectacular in clarity).

I'm just going live vicariously through your wonderful stories. At least I won't have to contend with the mosquitos! :)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Doug, you continue to amaze me! What a life you have lead, and you're still a youngster.
*envy* *impressed*

Good story. I'm not going to even try on the definition. I hold the environment sacred. (Therefore I kill mosquitoes.)

Fred said...

Pink and purple dolphins? Sounds like something you'd see after drinking a bit too much.

Good thing I have a screen in my backyard, or I'd be the Tadeo of our day.

AP3 said...

Another great story. Yes, you certainly have had some great adventures!

This one reminds me of my favorite haiku, by Kobayashi Issa:

All the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
killing mosquitoes.

Doug said...

Wow, everyone, thanks. So it's the jungle story that got ya. And I haven't even told about the pirates yet.

And, Weirsdo, the owl monkey was a customer of the rehabilitation center. We bonded and I named him but the whole purpose of the work was to prevent exotic animals from becoming the pets of American disability rights advocates.

Doug said...

Oh, and Aral, the dolphins are absolutely real. Nancy and I were swimming one day and a mom and her calf kept breaking the surface right in front of us. The species nam is Latin for "Dude, seriously!" No amphibious mosquitos. We swam a lot preferring piranhas.

Shirazi said...

You reminded me of blind Dolphins in Indus we are piosed to lose for good.

dddragon said...

You continue to amaze me - all these wonderful experiences, your skill and intelligence as evidenced in your blogs and your sense of humor as you share it all with us. THANK YOU!! This is why I come back day after day.

actonbell said...

yeah! what 3D said. Great story, very interesting. I'd brave mosquitoes to see that kind of teeming life.

dddragon said...

oh, and notice how we're all not giving definitions!

Hmmmmm ....

Ecology: the study of family members and their relationship to their natural surroundings. For example: the Ecology of Car Travel is tenuous; the Ecology of House depends on keeping doors closed.

Minka said...

Wow, what I life you have let so far and how much is still infront of you. Waking Ambrose is gonna be around for a long time. At least we all desperately hope that.
ecology: the realtionship between Monika and Iceland: a pile of walking clothes-for warmth and weight- in an environment that is determined to freeze you to death and blow you away.
uhh...my verifier is...uytjznlk!!! so much for long verifiers! An unpublished country between Kahlingrad and Lithuania!

Tom & Icy said...

Fantastic story again! Even getting better all the time!
Woof! All I know of ecology is pooping in the backyard.

Jamie Dawn said...

Thanks for a good story. Sounds like it was miserable.

Doug said...

Shirazi, come back and tell us about the blind dolophins.

Aw, thanks Dddragon. Please continue to come back. And good definition. You seem to have interesting computer ecology at Dddragon manor.

Actonbell, it's worth it (in retrospect.)

Ah, Monika, but I've never been to Iceland. Or groomed the dead.

Icy, that's about all there is to it.

Thanks, Jamie Dawn. It was no throat surgery, that's for sure.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

ecology,n. when the ten story building to the left of me is positioned so that the seven story building to the right me gets the proper amount of sun and there is a sushi restaurant, a farmers market, a shoe store and a park within walking distance of both buildings.

Doug said...

Wow, Alice. That's plain old good planning. Corn on the roof?