Today's Wonder of the World is...Hibernation!
Flickr photo by abbiemiller
Maybe it's our dark rainy days around here, or maybe it's this bad cold that keeps me coughing and worn out (cue the violins playing,) but people, I'd really like to hibernate right now. Not for a whole season, mind you. Just a week or so.
The only problem is whenever I try, it turns out like this.
How I envy other hibernators.
Like the mouse lemur.
Flickr photo by Brian1625
Doesn't he look satisfied?
Or the West European hedgehog.
Flickr photo by Mark Atwell
The ground squirrel
Flickr photo by seven_drunk_men
Or even the bat.
Photo from variousandsundry.etsy.com
Sorry, the bat photos freaked me out. But the shirt is nice. I found it here, with a bunch of other cool tees at variousandsundry.etsy.com. It'd be comfy to wear hibernating.
I'd add the bear to the list,
Flickr photo by Scott Michaels
but to my surprise I learned that bears don't truly hibernate! Did you know this? They undergo denning, but their metabolism doesn't slow enough to qualify as true hibernation.
I think I might be able to den at least as well as a bear. Especially if I found the right cave
Flickr photo by Luberon(
and had it thoroughly cleaned and de-rodent-ized.
And added a comfy bed.
Why wouldn't denning work out for me? After all, thanks to the holiday season I've recently ingested a large amount of extra food. Wouldn't it be nice to pull up the covers for a week or two and wake up a couple sizes smaller? And feeling rested to boot?!
I think I'll take along this sleepy guy to snuggle with me.
He looks like he needs it!
Have a wonder-full Wednesday, everyone!