And that is why I wore a panda sweater.

The other day I found out giraffes are getting close to extinction. (Yeah, Google it.) That’s like telling me no one uses cups anymore when brushing their teeth. Or that there’s a pile of all my dead skin cells over a lifetime hanging out somewhere.

Even though I have no direct control over the giraffe population, there’s a huge part of me that wants to make a Gandalf and say, “this giraffe population declining shall not pass!” Because it’s just not how things are supposed to be.

Giraffes are one of the first animals you learn about as a kid in school. Along with the elephant and lion. They can’t go away. Forever. They just can’t. It wouldn’t make sense.