yesterday, i posted a picture of a monkey trying to stay warm in a snowstorm. now, i just read a story of owen and mzee, orphaned one-year-old hippo and 130-year-old tortoise, both survivors of the tsunami, and now a reported happy mother and son, and also felt the need to reblog it. am i fulfilling some subverted need for cutsey, pukey sentimentalism? unclear, but it is pretty dreamy. here is a story from snopes and a piece of yahoo news about the upcoming children's story.