Mar 18

Thank sweet zombie Jesus it’s Friday!!

Animal zombies! Cheesy or just harmless fun?
Well I suppose a zombie bear would be pretty scary, but a zombie tortoise would just be plain funny. Imagine an already painfully slow creature struck down with stiff bloodless limbs. It would pretty much be a zombie rock. As long as you walked in a wide enough arc around it you’d be fine.
But what about dogs? Or cats, foxes…zombie badgers? The kind of creatures that have hunting instincts anyway. Imagine a German shepherd zombie dog chasing you down the street wanting to play fetch with your femur…*shudder*
I like to think that some animals would be immune to the virus. Sort of like rabies, where only mammals are susceptible. Although zombie pigeons would be quite funny/scary bobbing away to their imaginary rap music but thirsty for braiiiinnnsss!
What are your thoughts on the animal kingdom joining the undead?
And now, from animals to prized possessions…what do you mean there was no link? This is a post about the zombocalypse and you expected sense and logic? Pah!
What would you take with you?
Is there one thing you would HAVE to keep no matter how much it hindered you as you escaped the massing hordes of the undead? Maybe something small like a locket you could wear, or would you drag around the family photo albums, strapping them to your back and hoofing it with the extra load weighing you down?

Maybe you’d just be happy to alive in the knowledge that the real treasures of life are memories.

In case of a Zombocalypse…leave the kitties at home
Or is that too sappy for you?
Answers on a postcard please! Or failing that gimme a comment below!
Look out for Saturday’s post which should actually be half decent and will be the last post for Zombie Week 2011!!
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    • StForce on March 18, 2011 at 10:30
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    Jesus was a zombie, he came back from the dead! Very Funny.

    I like the idea of animals joining the undead but only those that are scary. Maybe the lower members of the food chain die out?

    If I had to take something with me it would be a laptop to record the events of the end of the world… maybe a raygun or lightsaber to fight my way through the waves of undead.

    • Anthony Cowin on March 18, 2011 at 12:05
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    I'd class the cat from 'Pet Cemetary' to be a zombie. They are always seen as man's companion and ally in films though.

    Talking of 'Pet Cemetary' as well as having zombie animals it also has zombie children, something which is far underused. Though it could be to do with kids work permits for films. Look at Bianchi's 'Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror', he had to use a man in his thirties with a growth disorder to play the kid. Mind you this made the film more surreal and effective in my opinion. 'Burial Ground' is also a great example of zombies using weapons as mentioned earlier in the week. Not only adeptly but inventively too.

    Would it be a stretch to say that one of my favourite zombie films, 'Dellamorte Dellamore' is based on the comic book character 'Dylan Dog'? Not a real animal I know but like Michael Craig in the 'Bargain in Death' segment from 'Vault of Horror', I'm scratching at coffin lids.

    There are animals who turn people into zombies. Take the monkey from 'Braindead'. Well don't take it actually as that was the message of the film.

    • Den on March 18, 2011 at 13:01
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    I like the idea of a family of Zombie Fox's,
    I think any scavenger or tasty creature would turn, although a herd of Zombie Cows would be more disapointing than scary (sigh, beans and fanta again dear).

    Also seeing as it IS fiction, I am a massive fan of the idea of Zombie Wombles (Zombles).

    As for prized posessions, I would bring my memory stick containing all of my work, just in case I find that golden commission while on the run/hide/offensive purge (no less likely than at the moment I assure you *giggles to self*)

    I would predictably as a doodlographer take with me a fist full of Biro's and a small sketchpad for drawing all those gory details that I wouldnt be able to resist documenting visually. 😀 only when it was safe of course!

    … or perhaps a camera…certainly a faster and potentially safer way to go about it, I could always doodle later on if/when things returned to some sort of new normal.

    • ttofee on March 18, 2011 at 13:04
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    Zombie animals – hmmmm – think it would depend on the animal. Do like the suggestion above of Zombie wombles though!
    As for :-
    Maybe you’d just be happy to alive in the knowledge that the real treasures of life are memories.
    Pass the sick bag! Although having said that, whilst I like to think I would save my wedding/engagement rings and some photos of my beautiful boys, but all these are things I could wear/keep in my pocket.

    • Lou Treleaven on March 18, 2011 at 14:14
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    I beg to differ re Jesus – Lazarus got there before him, surely?

    Zombie animals sounds great, perhaps kept in a zombie zoo, with zombie keepers (otherwise the staff turnaround would be a nightmare). If I was pursued by a herd of zombie zebras I would take my handy 'How to Repel a Zombie Attack' book which I hope would give me a better chance of survival than mere memories.

    • iZombie on March 18, 2011 at 14:24
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    wow and easter just around the corner, how could the ten commandments been different if jeebus was a zombie? get your hail mary's ready…

    • Nicki Elson on March 18, 2011 at 14:38
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    Oh man, I used to love kittens before that picture. Is just TOO many! I say bunny rabbit zombie. Definitely. I wouldn't take a thing with me. Things are just things.

    • Jodi MacArthur on March 18, 2011 at 19:59
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    Awesome! The kittens are too funny. I like the zombie turtle best. Let me see here I would take my long dead much missed three eyed gold fish named Ugly Edison. He was seven years old and died on the trip to Texas.

    I photoshopped him into a zombie once on Kevin Shamel's Rotten Little Animal day… Here you go. 😉
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-uYstsiHm6A/S7mBq7S4h9I/AAAAAAAAAtM/5YI9JAwAMiU/s1600/zombieuglyedison500.jpg

    • Icy Sedgwick on March 19, 2011 at 00:12
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    I'd be terrified of zombie rats, just due to sheer numbers.

    Only thing I'm taking with me is a claw hammer.

    • Ellie on March 20, 2011 at 17:07
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    Zombie seagulls. Now that would a terrifying thought!

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