A to Z Blogging Challenge, Day 1: A Is For Aardvark!

Let’s face it:  aardvarks are funny-looking.  A cross between an armadillo (Texas speed bumps) and an anteater (my alma mater’s mascot – Zot!) (U.C. Irvine, silly!), they aren’t the most attractive of beasts.

So of course, Rachel and I had to use them as the basis for our fantasy animal, a truffle.

What’s a truffle?

Glad you asked!  It’s a cross between an aardvark and a cocker spaniel.

And they’re featured in our novel, EMERALD FIRE!  Ha!  Betcha didn’t think I was going to manage to segue that into something, huh?

So tell us:  what’s the weirdest-looking animal you can think of?

10 thoughts on “A to Z Blogging Challenge, Day 1: A Is For Aardvark!

  1. stu says:

    The Ai-Ai? A tiny little primate with large eyes and a lengthy middle finger for fishing grubs out of tree trunks at night. They look a bit like gremlins.

    1. Ha! TOTALLY forgot about that little guy. Good one!

      Thanks for stopping by, Stu!

  2. I see you chose ‘aardvark’ for A too! And I thought I was being original… Good luck in the challenge!
    Jess from wordoriginstories.wordpress.com

    1. Of course we’re being original! I’m sure your Aardvark is named something different than mine. Mine’s name is Jane. Jane the Aardvark. And one day, Jane went visiting and… πŸ˜‰

  3. Emmly Jane says:

    Well, I am going off topic but what a darling photo! And I love your tag line.

    1. Thank you, Emmly! I’m tickled that you think so. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Liz Blocker says:

    LOL! The bro-fist is hilarious. And now I really want to see a picture of a truffle!!!

    1. I know, right? I’ll have to post the little cross-stitch I made my coauthor. The manufacturer thought it was an elephant, but they were wrong. πŸ™‚

  5. cleemckenzie says:

    Well, I have to say I can’t think of any funnier than the ones you’ve posted about.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Clee!

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