Thursday, March 30, 2017

How could we not?

What counts as an exotic animal? One that has lived thirty years in an old fish tank? One that is next going to live in a plastic sweater box from Walmart? One that goes to an exotic animal vet?

The tortoise
Is at the vet
For exotic animals.
He is thirty years old
And going strong.
The overnight visit
Is for nasal draining
And a blood culture.
The vet recommends
We get a plastic sweater box
From Walmart
To keep him in.
What is an exotic animal?
He has outlived
Two cats
Who were long lived
In themselves.
We now have two more
Our trainer wonders
How we keep animals
For so long.
How could we not?
How could we not?

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