t-Lab Stories: Perry the Porcupine

 Every month we feature one of our favorite t-Lab animals and follow them on their adventures. This month's story comes from Perry, our resident balloon man. 

This is Perry the Porcupine. Even though he's a porcupine, it has always been his life's dream to be a balloon man. To make the balloons, Perry jumps on an air pump over and over until each balloon is filled up. With the help of Giovanni, his giraffe friend, he ties a few balloons to his spikes until he begins to float. Then, he flies to the giraffe neighborhood, where he sells his balloons throughout the day. As the tallest giraffes buy his balloons, Perry's body gets lower and lower, until at the end of the day he's back on the ground, flightless but satisfied.