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Happiness is a lemur …

This dude was totally chilled out.

This dude was totally chilled out.

Getting a back scratch.

As most of you will know, I bloody animals, and will try to stroke them at any opportunity I get. Even if the signs say ‘DON’T FUCKING TOUCH OUR ANIMALS YOU UTTER BELLEND! THEY’LL KILL YOU’.

Well yes, they might, but a number of them bloody love being stroked. Especially the lemur in the picture. There was no way he was going to bite the hand that was giving him such a good back scratch, neck tickle, head massage, and general all-over good feelings.

I sat down by the wire, and this chap casually strolled up, set his back against the wire, and stretch out his arms to grasp it. He then looked at me as if to say ‘Begin’. So I did, and he loved it. Under the armpits, on the back, the chin, ears, top of the head, he was in Lemur heaven. Then my youngest came along and had a go. It was fabulous for all concerned.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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