If you were to ask most boys to name their favorite animal, I suspect you’d hear a lot of the same creatures mentioned time and again (e.g., lions, tigers, dogs, eagles, sharks, dinosaurs). My three-going-on-four-year-old, however, likes camels. Strike that. He loves camels, and so he got a camel-themed party for his upcoming birthday, complete with such soon-to-be-classic games as “Pin the Tail on the Camel” and “One Hump, One Hump, Two Humps” (the camel-ized version of “Duck, Duck, Goose”).
If you were to ask him why he loves C. bactrianus so much, he’ll usually respond that it’s because they’re brown (his favorite color), or because they have humps — which is rather obvious if you think about it. What kid loves camels so much, out of all of God’s creatures? My son, that’s who, and it’s one of the many quirks that I love so much about him.