Mooo-ve over
Monday July 25th 2011, 9:41 pm
Filed under: Friends,Wildlife

A certain child of mine was swapping eye-contacts stories with a friend today, and the friend mentioned going camping in the Himalayas and, they said, you have one count’em one chance to get that thing properly in your eye because if you drop it in the snow…

And then they added the kicker: the yak.

Waiiiit, hold on, (says my kid) any time you say the word “yak” you have trumped any story of mine.

The friend said that they and their significant other had been awakened by the horns that had come through their tent at 6 am, tearing this way and that rip–rip–rip, destroying the thing while they wondered what on earth they were supposed to do now. In the end, being in a group, they huddled really tight into the others’ tents till they could get out of those high mountains.

(Whether they found their contacts again or they were stomped on or what, I don’t know, that part somehow got lost in the rest of the story, the visual image of a feral yak attack blurring such details.)

I know, I know, what a thing to go through, but still–you know I will never be able to knit yak yarn again without giggling over a potential sudden Zorro mark in the fabric. You know what color I’d have to choose: Hi, ho, Silver! Away!

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Wait — Zorro wore BLACK. And was it a Z? Could it have been a Y?

I admire such intrepid travelers. For me, roughing it is slow room service.

Comment by Patricia Day 07.26.11 @ 6:16 am

Gee! Couldn’t they have grabbed a handful of fluffy fiber and made some yarn while the yak visited? LOL!

Comment by Jody 07.26.11 @ 6:27 am

I sure do want to see your yak shawl.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.26.11 @ 7:35 am

its a yak attack! ok, so now I have the image in my head too

Comment by Bev 07.26.11 @ 8:01 am

Is that supposed to be funny? Yak, yak, yak.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.26.11 @ 8:33 am

Cute story. I was thinking of a different yack for a moment… until a braincell fired.

Comment by Channon 07.26.11 @ 11:02 am

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