the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Tag: raising camels

dromedary love

“We learned that if a camel’s lip is not sticking out, it is getting agitated.

The further its bottom lip is sticking out, the happier it is.”

(from here)

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bring them up gently

“Camels are just like humans,” Mr. Shammari explained. “They love and hate just like humans. That’s why you have to bring them up very gently.”

“See this one?” he asked, pointing to a white female camel with long eyelashes and a calm gaze. “She isn’t married yet, this one. She’s still a virgin. Look at the black eyes, the soft fur. The fur is trimmed so it’s short and clean, just like a girl going to a party.”

Suddenly, Mr. Shammari grabbed the white camel’s chin and kissed it square on the mouth. “When you get to know the camels, you feel love for them. My camels are like my children, my family.”

(article here)