I can't find my cobra.
Now, I haven't lost it, as I am perfectly aware of where it's not. It's not in the trap, under my bed, curled up in the dryer, or sunning by the window. In fact, I'm positive it isn't in my
apartment at all. So, I do know where it is: it's not here.
That being said, I hope Muffin is okay.
Yes, I named my King Cobra 'Muffin' after a dog we used to have. The original Muffin was a ten-pound mongrel who enjoyed chasing cars. This was all well and good until he chased one driven by
my dad. From the front. So, we lost Muffin and I decided to name my cobra after him because he likes to chase things too.
NOTE: My father was hard on our dog population. It was either because he was a bad driver or we had a habit of getting really dumb dogs. Or maybe both, I dunno.
I was considering putting up reward notices, but the guy at Kinko's (yes, it's now Fed-Ex, but I worked there for five years when it was Kinko's and I'm too old to change) thought it would be a
bad idea to put:
15' King Cobra
Answers to Muffin
Reward $20 and
On a flyer, so I acquiesced.
Instead, I've taken to wandering the neighborhood and shouting 'Here Muffin!' very loudly. Surprisingly, I've met a lot of women this way. Unfortunately, the conversation usually goes like
Me: Muffin! Here boy!
Attractive Woman: Oh, you lost your dog! I'll help you look!
Me: Well, in the interest of full disclosure, I've lost my pet, yes.
Attractive Woman: What? What do you mean?
Me: Muffin isn't actually a dog.
Attractive Woman: Oh, Muffin's a cat?
Me: No, he's a 15 foot King Cobra.
Sound of attractive woman running away.
Me: But he's really cute!
So, as mentioned, Muffin is about 15 feet long and around 15 pounds. He's trained to attack ninjas, so if you happen across a King Cobra, throw a ninja at it and see if it bites. That is, if
the snake bites the ninja. Though, if you found a ninja that bites snakes that's pretty cool too.
And I should say in case anyone takes me seriously: I do not have a King Cobra nor have I lost a King Cobra. I saw one once at a zoo when I was five, but that was about it. I did cry, but
that's only because my parents left me at the gorilla exhibit.
In all fairness, they thought I was supposed to be there.