Laughter is Our Business: Introducing Sharky Shark
June 23, 2009
When one of my brothers lived with us he was often heard to comment that he thought we (my husband and I) are crazy. I admit that both of us do create a lot of humor just naturally around the house and in our world. It delights us and there isn’t anything we like much better then to laugh or make others laugh. We often have a little contest to see who can make the check out clerk laugh first or best. Laughter is our business.
So in comes Sharky our resident pet shark. Sharky was given to me by my dear friend Ann (she tortures me with orange but that’s another story!). Sharky is a fairly menacing rubber shark of small proportion but large dreams. Yes, really. Sharky calls our bathroom home. Some days Sharky just hangs out but his favorite thing to do is act like a big shark (unlike the small shark that he really is). Sharky spends an inordinate amount of time practicing his menacing skills to prove that he is a big shark. I’m sure that when we’re not in there, he is watching himself in the mirror practicing his gaping maw look or how to have mean furled eyebrows. Really he’s just a rubber boy.
One day, Sharky decided he wanted to eat the other animals that pop up in our world once in awhile. Sharky thought he would be helpful toward that end and make some suggestions to them for a cook out.
Sharky brought all the pots and pans that he thought might be needed. He thought this might fool them into thinking he was more civilized then he really is.
But of course, Sharky has no idea what to do with all the parts that come with the pots and pans…
Because of this, the woodland animals, being a smart bunch, knew that Sharky’s nature was really just hungry. They knew that the type of hungry in Sharky’s nature was that he would eat anything without bothering to cook it first. This is the way of a shark, after all. The big tip off, of course, was that Sharky thought the pot lids were supposed to be hats and he couldn’t stop himself from trying to eat a pot!
After all, what are all those teeth for anyway if not to bite things? Stay tuned for more of Sharky’s Adventures in the Vortex!