Thursday, March 28, 2013

GBE2 Blog On Prompt 97: Baby Cheetah

This is for GBE2 Prompt 97: Very, Very Small

First I would like to say that the cheetah is not mine. Let’s get that out of the way right now. Also, yes, the baby cheetah has a leash on. The information on YouTube is that this is an orphaned cub that was taken in by the friends of the person who posted the video. The reason why I’m posting this disclaimer is slightly tongue in cheek. 

Someone I follow on Tumblr posted this video, and for some reason many of the responses seemed to indicate that he a) owned the cheetah cub in question b) he was horribly mean for having it on a leash. Pointing out that he did not in fact live in Africa, but instead Minnesota was not very effective, so he started claiming that the cheetah was his assistance animal, and a number of other increasingly implausible things. 

More recently, someone took the pains to inform him that the cheetah is not a cat, it’s a cheetah. I have a great deal to say about the type of person who delights in correcting other people even though the other person was not in fact incorrect. That however will have to wait for another post. Because the real focus of this article is the tiny and adorable squeakiness of the baby cheetah, with a side trip down "The Tumblr Zone."