February 26, 2009 05:00 AM CST
Addition to endangered species list announced
BLOGOSPHERE, USA (AD) A new addition to the endangered species list has been announced today. The species Chickieo Nappius, known to laypersons as the Chickie Nap, is decreasing in number at a rapid pace.
Napwatcher C. Beth bemoaned the alarming trend. "Just three years ago, we'd see numerous Chickie Naps every day," she said. "Then we'd see just a couple a day, and for a long time, Napwatchers could count on seeing one Chickie Nap nearly every day." Between choking sobs, C. Beth continued, "Now...now, we're lucky to see a few Chickie Naps a week, and this week so far we've tried and tried, but haven't seen any. These Naps are dropping like flies. It's alarming, and heartbreaking."
The Chickieo Nappius is seemingly being replaced by the new species, Chickieo Quiettimens, or Chickie Quiet Time. "It's a pleasant species," C. Beth explained, "but when you've been a Napwatcher for years, it's hard to fully enjoy Quiet Times. I guess once I get through the grief process, I'll adjust."
No one seems to have a good explanation for the anticipated extinction. An expert explained, "These Napwatchers just need to get a grip; this is part of the normal Circle of Life. I mean, haven't they seen The Lion King?"
Because there seems to be no way of stopping its rapid extinction, the Chickieo Nappius is likely to soon be placed in the same category as dinosaurs and dodo birds, though the Chickie Nap will certainly be the most-missed of all of them.