service kangaroo

Once in a while, there's a story that defies summarizing
Let me just drop in some key phrases, though: service-animal kangaroo, burned-out RV, frequent strokes (neurological strokes), pet 13-yr-old goat with useless front legs and needs a cart for mobility, Red Cross, motel allows goats but not kangaroos, Florida vacation. Ta-da-ta-daaaaahhhh! Tampa Tribune
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Nov 20, 2008

This is the comment that really got me in that article:

"Kentucky," she said. "We couldn't even go through Kentucky. It's a no-exotics state."

Is that so the locals don't feel any less special?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/20/08 at 08:50 AM
Wasn't there a TV series about these two some decades ago? If not, there should have been!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/20/08 at 09:37 AM
Why did I have snippets of work by writers such as jack keroack, and Hemingway, Michael Ondaatje, and Raymond Carver, keep popping in my head as I read that story? I also had a split second image of the final scene from the movie "Thelma and Louise".

Must be caffeine levels are low this morning.
agent j
Posted by agent j in Toronto, Canada on 11/20/08 at 09:46 AM
We're calling PETA on you AGFH!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/20/08 at 10:06 AM
The part I can't get my head around is that someone thought going to be Florida would be a good idea. Don't they read WU?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/20/08 at 10:09 AM
This is Why I love my "F"-state. Florida would be far less weird if the Northerners Left. Why do you think we give out free tickets to Disney? So we have people to Laugh at. Welcome to the Sunshine State Y'all
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 11/20/08 at 10:26 AM
Today they were just about ready to pack up their pampered kangaroo and crippled goat and head home.


Two-year-old Jack, who is a registered service animal for Diana, helping her get through some recent troubled, emotional times, even "goes to the movies with us," Larry said. He sits there and eats popcorn and everything."

Really, these people have issues?? I'm shocked. Shocked!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised this happened in F-state...
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 11/20/08 at 10:40 AM
What in the hell are raccoon dogs and cowbirds? Maybe I just spend too much time in the city.

Gambian giant pouched rats - Are they giant or just their pouches?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/20/08 at 12:08 PM
I thought a Tongueless African clawed frog would look freaky but unfortunately its quite normal.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 11/20/08 at 12:35 PM
Sarah, the cool thing about the kangaroo is that you wouldn't need a purse ever again.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/20/08 at 12:47 PM
Where in the hell do you get kangaroo diapers from?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/20/08 at 01:07 PM
BTW - I was polishing the ole resume last night. Oh, wait, your probably referring to your actual resume...never mind. :red:
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/20/08 at 01:08 PM
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