On the Bright Side

Dog And Head
Dog And Head

Every one knows that ostriches hide their heads in the sand whenever danger threatens. There are still a few ostriches left in the wild. There are many more in captivity. Isn’t that interesting? It’s only the decision to domesticate the big birds that has kept them from following the dodo into extinction. It seems a pity, with hindsight, that we didn’t domesticate the dodo when we had the chance. It is possible that they couldn’t have survived outside their rather restricted habitat but we’ll never know, now.

Back to the ostrich. If it can survive in the wild and if it buries its head in the sand whenever danger threatens then that would suggest, as a survival tactic, burying your head works. Perhaps its predators won’t eat anything they can’t look straight in the eye before they kill it. The head in the sand ploy will certainly lead to a large number of frustrated ostrich eaters. Humans of course, have no manners and kill things when they aren’t looking.

If you look at the picture closely, you will notice that protruding from the earth in front of the log dog, is someone’s head. He obviously has tried it the ostrich way but found that you aren’t able to see what’s going on so, he has decided to do it the other way and bury his body leaving his head sticking out.

It certainly makes more sense.

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