Friday, September 6, 2019

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Nessie

Pep and Nessie in calmer days
We're very discombobulated around the apartment these days -- especially Nessie. Nessie left Inverness and came to New York in June, making an excellent transition to life in the big city. She's missed her friends and family in Loch Ness, but has been very happy with Pep and her new friends here. At least she was very happy until the recent news that the Loch Ness Monster may be just a giant eel. 
 New York Post, September 6, 2019
We saw the story in the Friday edition of the New York Post, but the discussion of DNA testing for Nessie and family has been all over the internet. The DNA project found a high percentage of eel DNA in the water of Loch Ness, leading the researchers to believe that Nessie may be part of a family of giant eels. Nessie wants to point out that she likes eels, but she is not an eel. She's not even really a monster, but that is the family name. Her cousin Nestor, back in Inverness, took a DNA test from and his results showed 99% Sea Monster.
In 1897 Frances Church answered Virginia O'Hanlon's question about Santa Claus, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus..." Tonight on behalf of Nessie and family I take the liberty of rephrasing Mr. Church. Alas, how dreary the world would be if there was no Nessie. "There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence." Yes, friends, there is a Nessie and she lives in our hearts.  
Dear Nessie, I hope you're no longer discombobulated. You always have a place in our hearts.
As do all of you, dear blog friends. How dreary the world would be without friends. Thanks for stopping by and wishes for a good weekend.  


Ginny Hartzler said...

I had not heard of this! And I am a follower of unexplained creatures and things. Perhaps a gigantic eel could be almost as exciting as Nessie. But you are right, it is exciting to imagine the possibility of things like this!

Susie said...

Carol, I do not even know why anyone would care about Nessie's dna...Has Nessie eaten anyone, attacked anyone...let the myth stand. It surely is a tourist attraction. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It seems like the stories of the Lock Ness monster never cease. I just read an article citing that she was a giant eel. I love your little Nessie a great remembrance of your trip. So glad she came to live at your house.

Theresa said...

Cute picture of Pep and Nessie:) EEL, Huh? Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Chatty Crone said...

Cute photo of Nessie and friends. So it might be an eel - that's okay too.
Have a great weekend. sandie

NanaDiana said...

I saw all that hoopla about Nessie. For the record, I choose to believe that there really IS a Nessie!! lol
Have a wonderful week- xo Diana