Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Working Wednesday - Lab Safety

Mom and I have  a residence  in both Indiana and Illinois (where she lives with Dad when off and teleworking) It's not by choice but by her current employment and the drive time between work and house. She could transfer to Chicago but she wouldn't be the boss and would have to travel a lot more and she likes being bossy (no Mom, that's not what I meant!)  Mom does her best to keep both home and work places safe,
In looking at the newspaper in Indiana at lunch with her coworkers, there was an article about power lines and keeping them free from raptors, and having watched Jurassic Park one too many times, Mom was thinking Velociraptor - not the bird of prey common in Indiana, and the sign above was born to be posted in her office.

Those of you who didn't get into the whole dinosaur thing as kids may not know much about them. For example, do  you know the difference between the Velociraptor and his more modern 2nd cousin through marriage as pointed out by Barkley?

The Velociraptor - (Jurassic park edition)

The Velociraptor, being carnivorous, is an incessant meat eater.

The Velocoraptor's  large 'manus' (hand) with three strongly curved claws is his best weapon.
The Velociraptor has a stiff tail that helps him turn around quickly

The Velociraptor stalked his prey in the arid regions of China and Mongolia
The Velociraptor has excellent eyesight, able to spot defenseless prey.

The Velociraptor can kill prey with both teeth and claws.

Yelling "Treat!" at the Velociraptor is not going to get his attention (unless YOU are the treat).

The Velocilabtor:

The Velocilabtor, is an incessant meat eater, though he likes apple slices and frozen peas

The Velcocilabtor's best weapon is his big brown eyes (I guess I really didn't want that last piece of bacon).

The Velocilabtor has a thick tail that can knock a Yuengling right off the coffee table.

The Velocilabtor prefers to stalk his prey near the water.

The Velocilabtor has excellent eyesight, able to spot defenseless slippers.

The Velocilabtor can  kill rawhides and your brand new Bon Appetit magazine with both teeth and claws.

Yelling "Treat!" at the Velocilabtor will get his attention (until the treat is gone).

Make sure you know the difference.  It may save your bacon one day.


  1. OHMYPUG this was so funny!!
    stella rose and momma

  2. OMD we LOVE learning ALL about the Mighty velociLABtor.... We had no idea!!

  3. BOL! Our human brother just watched Jurassic World and has the video game. We learn a lot about dinosaurs from him.

    xoxo, Ginger, Matt & Matilda

  4. OMD OMD..... Mommy is rolling on the floor after I read this to her. Maybe I should point her to the yard so she can roll in some stinky stuff! Now...bout that bacon!!!!


  5. I have taken careful notes! Certainly wouldn't want to lose my bacon! Very cute post!

  6. Wow, I hadn't heard of a velocilabtor! Thanks for educating us. It looks ferocious!

  7. Hari OM
    Thanks for the heads up!!! can never be too cautious... &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. Thanks everyone. Mom was able to read your comments real quick (she has a super busy week with lots of travel). We're glad you laughed and will see you again tomorrow!

    I'm home with Dad having lots of fun and treats.

    Abby Lab

  9. BOL....Too funny Abby...We are thinking you may be part Veloclabtor!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. BOL!!! Nows I know the difference....I thinks they both look ominous...especially the velociLABtor....those eyes can charm the fleas off a tree rat!!!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Well that just sent mom into a tail spin...something about not knowing that she is living with not one butt TWO of this mighty beasts. BOL!!!
    Wally & Sammy


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