Friday, October 06, 2006

Jim, is that you?

Jim the Mediocre Emu just posted on this blog. Well, what happens but I open up my homepage and read this article:

Wayward emu captured at W.Va. school

2 hours, 2 minutes ago

No kids, that's not Big Bird from Sesame Street. It was an emu that wandered onto the Anne Bailey Elementary School grounds near St. Albans Thursday afternoon.

No one seems to know where the bird came from, but a Charleston doctor has agreed to take the bird to his farm and release it.

Kanawha County deputies came by and helped cage it after school officials called numerous agencies asking what to do about the bird.

I think this is more than just a coincidence. Emus just don't appear in West Virginia (that I know of). If there are any readers from West VA that know otherwise, please let me know. Is WVA the "Emu appearing state?" Does Jim have an explanation for me? I wan't to know!

THEN I get a blog post from Fergie the Consternate Alapaca, and this article comes around:

Judge dismisses alpaca paternity lawsuit

A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed over the paternity of a baby alpaca, but the ruling might not mark the end of the barnyard soap opera. Cathy Crosson sued in Monroe Circuit Court to get the owners of an Illinois breeding farm to disclose which of its male alpacas sired the year-old offspring of her prized female, Peruvian Lily of the Incas.

She accused Likada Farms, of Wayne, Ill., of improperly breeding Peruvian Lily and then refusing to identify the offspring's father. Without the male's name, Crosson said she cannot register or sell the young alpaca.

But Monroe Circuit Judge E. Michael Hoff said this week that Crosson's case was filed in the wrong venue. He said the out-of-state farm does not do enough Indiana business for the suit to be valid in Monroe County.

Attorney Bob Mann, who represented Likada Farms, was happy with the judge's decision to dismiss the case.

"We got what we asked for," Mann said.

However, because the case was dismissed without prejudice, another lawsuit can be filed. Crosson said Thursday that she plans to continue her court battle to discover the father of the baby alpaca.

It seems that Alpacas have relationship problems. First Fergie has problems with Steve Simmonshire, then Peruvian Lilly of the Incas gets intimate with a "non-approved" alapaca (presumably not of the Incas). This tryst could really complicate the royal line of the Incan Alpacas. I am sure that the tabloids are soon to get wind of this, as they have a love for royalty.

Perhaps just having a fancy name like Alpaca, Emu, or Llama goes to the head of the critter at times. I am still real loyal to llamas as a species, but all of this craziness has me scratching my head.