This weekend I had the opportunity to contemplate what it means to be within arm's reach of a lion. A sleeping lion, to be sure, but a lion nonetheless--and close enough, and with few enough impediments between me and it that if I had wanted badly enough to know what it's fur felt like, I could have found out.

I didn't, though. It didn't seem... prudent.



I'm glad you were prudent. You need all those fingers. This picture made me laugh out loud. It looked like a lion wearing a mesh t-shirt. Lion fur looks very dense and kind of scratchy.

Mike Sakasegawa:

Huh. That's not really the reaction I was aiming for with this picture, but I guess they can't all be winners.