Sunday, December 25, 2011

The trouble with tribbles

One of my favorite Star Trek episodes was the one titled "The Trouble With Tribbles" which first aired on December 29, 1967. Little balls of fur, they were adopted by members of the Enterprise crew who enjoyed the cuddly, purring little creatures. Unknown to them, however, was the fact that tribbles breed faster than rabbits and soon every nook and cranny of the starship was filled with them.

I unwrapped a Christmas gift from my daughter this morning and out came a ball of fur that purred a trilling sound whenever hugged or tossed in the air. We all laughed at the newest edition to our family ... my own personal tribble.

Hopefully, there will be no trouble with this tribble and it will simply be a fun conversation piece for all to enjoy when visiting. Meanwhile, I need to dig out my episode of "The Trouble With Tribbles" and watch with my new friend.

Hope you have a day full of surprises!

1 comment:

Bob K. said...

In the end, you have to beam them aboard the Klingon ship!