By Diane Ako
When you have a five year old, the weirdest questions come up. Olivia still needs night diapers (to my chagrin, because it is so smelly). The other night when I told her to pull on her diapers and get ready for bed, we somehow got on to the topic of who else in the world wears diapers. Next thing you know, she was asking me to look up dog diapers on my computer.
Claus - oh, so sheltered - said, "Dogs don't wear diapers." I think I've mentioned he did not grow up with pets.
"Of course they do," I said. "So do cats. For their periods." I then pulled it up online for everyone's amusement.
As if the sight of cats and dogs in Pampers wasn't funny enough, we decided to see what other animals use diapers. Turns out, you can put a rabbit and a bird in one, too!
I have never seen that before. It makes sense, but it sure is funny to look at.
It brings to mind my old work buddy Darren Pai, who, when the topic of dog outfits came up, would shake his head and say in his infinitely comical dry way, "That poor animal."
The next night, the topic of animals on treadmills came up. Our neighbor, Vicky, has one. Naturally, when carried to the n-th degree of weirdness, it led to us looking at dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and shrimp on treadmills. That last part, I'm still in disbelief about.
I have about 200 shrimp in a tank. Olivia suggested we put all of them in diapers and on a treadmill. Those poor animals!
I can't wait for tonight's dose of odd!