Why I Love Elephants

Why I Love Elephants

and why you should love them too.

If you know anything about me, you know I absolutely love elephants. I have an elephant necklace on as we speak, I have elephant stickers on my car, and I even have an elephant tattoo!

Whenever I bring up that I love elephants or people see all my elephant-themed items, they always ask me why I love elephants so much, and I really don't know. But here are a few of the reasons why they are my favorite animals.

1. They're goofy

They have no idea what they're doing, which is why they're so relatable. They're just like us college students. Also, who gave a baby elephant a ribbon?

2. They're lovable

Elephants are social, loving animals. If I ever had an elephant try to hug me like this, I might just never let him go. Look how happy that guy is to be hugging the elephant!

3. They're intelligent

These animals are known to be incredibly intelligent, which makes me even more in awe of them. They're even known to be one of the most intelligent creatures on the earth! This elephant is painting, with his trunk? And he's drawing a better elephant than I could.

4. They're..a little strange

Elephants are unlike any animal I've ever seen, with their trunk, their tusks, and their massive size. They are most closely related to the extinct mammoth, which makes sense as to why elephants are so unique. Just the fact that we have such a bizarre looking creature on this earth is interesting enough, never mind all the other awesome things about them.

5. They're gentle giants

Have you ever heard that elephants are afraid of mice? That just proves how gentle these giants really are. Any animal that doesn't know it's size is precious. A big golden retriever trying to sit on its owner's lap? Precious. A gigantic elephant tripping over a tiny soccer ball? So. Precious.

6. They're so cute!

Elephants in general are super cute, but their babies are ridiculously adorable. Every time I see the mini version of these huge animals my heart melts. If I could own a baby elephant I totally would, but unfortunately they grow to be at least 3 tons.

7. They stick together

Elephants tend to stay together with their families, which is beautiful in itself. My tattoo has a family of three elephants to show my admiration of elephants and their loyalty to each other. This loyalty to one another shows their intelligence, as well as how loving these animals are.

These are some of the many reasons I love elephants. If anyone else loves them like I do, leave a comment with your favorite things about them!

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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11 reasons Horses are just giant four-legged children

"What is in your mouth?"


I have spent the past month and a half working with both children and horses at the Rock Springs 4-H Center. In my time doing this as a "wrangler" I have learned that my job title is listed as just "wrangler" for a reason. I am not just a designated horse wrangler, but also a kid wrangler.

As the summer went forward I started comparing the horses to the children with their behaviors and actions. Here is my list of why horses are just children.

1. They need supervision, sometimes constantly


Like many children, especially the young ones, horses need supervision. You have to make sure they are taken care of and will not hurt themselves.

2. They can't tell you how they hurt themselves


You can put a horse in a padded room and somehow they still hurt themselves. You can ask a child how they hurt themselves and you usually get the "I don't know" answer. Same thing.

3. They can't feed themselves


Horses' food is kept in a feed room in a barrel, bag, etc. and a toddler's food is kept in the kitchen cabinet or fridge. As you can tell they are similar places that a small child cannot get to without assistance. See the similarity?

4. They get REALLY dirty


It is uncanny how filthy these little critters, I'm counting the kids in the word critter too, can get in such a short amount of time. And what is worse about their filth, they're proud of it too!!

5. They can't groom or bathe themselves


After filth comes bath time. You can't expect a baby to clean themselves after they make a mess, you can't expect that out of a horse either. A horse was just drink out of the water hose and never even glance at the soap bottle.

6. They hate bath time


Very common!!! They don't want to take a bath, there is fighting and screaming on both parts and someone is occasionally scared of getting water in their eyes, in case you're wondering, I'm talking about the horse.

7. They get cranky


Nothing is worse than a cranky toddler or a horse, it is not a party for anyone. What is worse, is when they throw fits and tantrums!

8. They need naps, or some type of break


Please for the love of everything holy, give your horse or child a break from the play time or ride time, they get tired and that leads us back to reason #7, they get cranky.

9. They are always putting things in their mouths


You always find them chewing or biting on something and they usually put it in their mouths too like it is appropriate for them to eat a wooden board.

10. Everything they touch, turns into a mess


This reason can be argued, some toddlers and horses are just clean, they pick up their toys or they poop in the corner of the stall and don't step it. HOWEVER, the majority that falls under this category outnumber that small amount by a large percentage.

11. They're really funny


From the crazy things they do to the weird things they say, horses and kids both keep us laughing, and it's a good thing too, because we put up with a lot of their crap (literally).

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