Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Won't you be my Meerkat?

Germany seems to have this thing for meerkats. I didn't really notice it at first. Or maybe I did and just accepted it as one of Germany's many oddities cultural differences, then eventually stopped noticing it. Or maybe I subconsciously repressed it because it was so disturbing. In any case, the meerkat phenomenon went unnoticed until my sister visited in December. As we toured the Christmas Markets, she pointed out all the meerkat goodies available. But, as we all know, you can find some pretty strange things at the Christmas markets, so I guess I didn't register it too much.

Yesterday, though, while out shopping with a friend, we ran across the most amazing Meerkat selection I've ever seen and that just couldn't be overlooked.

Rows upon rows of the little creatures doing anything from gardening to being just plain creepy. Fun fact: the German word for meerkat is Erdmännchen, which translates literally to "little earth-men." That's way better than meerkat... in my opinion. 

Of course, of all the different types of meerkats available, I'd have to say my favorite was definitely the seduction meerkat. And since it's the season, I'm pretty sure it would make the best Valentine's Day present. 

Alright you got me, I added the lips... but that look in the eyes, that's real.

1 comment:

Alex Butts said...

HOW have I never noticed this?

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