I read a story today about a camel pageant in the United Arab Emirates. This event pits competitors hump-to-hump for the title of "most beautiful camel in the world." You know how some horses can go for hundreds of thousands of dollars? Well, a good-looking (and I use that term loosely) camel can set you back several million. No joke: CNN reporter Wilf Dinnick heard about a camel in Saudi Arabia worth $4.5 million, and it didn't come with a free house.
I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYTHING THAT DROOLS BEING WORTH $4.5 MILLION.
In the U.S., it's more about cats and dogs. My sister owns two Siamese, and I don't think they're worth more than five bucks (yes, I will get in trouble for saying that). Dogs, on the other hand, are awesome. How can you put a price on your best friend?
So now that you know where I stand, tell us where you do: cats, dogs...or camels?
Carl Azuz, Anchor