The Joys of Jub
|NEOPIA CENTRAL- With Jubjub Day so recently, Jubjubs have been getting a fair
amount of attention as of late. Unfortunately, this is a once-a-year sort of occurrence;
for the most part, they're practically ignored! These cute little round balls
of fluff have been around for years, but a lot of people choose to get some of
the so-called "cuter" pets with such unnecessary features as "hands" and "noses".
Yes, the wonderful Jubjub is all but forgotten by most Neopians, and yet they
are one of the most amazing pets available! What, you ask, makes these animated
fuzzballs so great? Read on and find out about seven of the millions of reasons
that a Jubjub is the right pet for you!
Reason 1: They're Travel-friendly!
Tired of having to buy an extra seat on the shuttle to Virtupets for your pet
Eyrie or Elephante? With a Jubjub, it's not a problem! Just wrap their feet
up in fuzzy fabric, add a strap, and voila! If anyone asks, just say you're
pet is really a handbag. Or, if you don't have any spare fuzzy fabric, have
them sit on your head -- instant wig!
If you travel a lot, you probably want to pack light so you don't have to cart
as much around. A lot of pets insist on bringing hats and t-shirts and shorts
and sunblock and all sorts of other things when they're going on vacation. With
a Jubjub, all you need to bring is a hairbrush and some shoes!
Reason 2: They're Immune to [Most] Illnesses!
Are your pets always getting Cricky Neck or a runny nose? With a Jubjub, they
aren't a problem! No neck or nose makes them completely immune to both diseases-
you'll never have to get your pet a neck brace again! Oh, and don't worry about
bloaty feet either- I'm pretty sure all Jubjubs have it naturally, so they're
used to it. And you know how you can get sick by not washing your hands before
you eat? With the Jubjub, it's not really an issue- no hands to wash!
If you have to give your pet ultra rubber gloves to cure shock-a-lots, though,
you may have a problem…
Reason 3: They're Useful Around the House!
Need to dust under the bed? Just roll your Jubjub around under it for a bit
and give him or her a bath- problem solved! Short a pillow with guests coming
over for the night? A Jubjub can double as one in an emergency! Is your stubborn
baby pet INSISTING that they have one of those expensive rainbow fuzzles to
play with? Grab a downsize power plus and a rainbow paintbrush for your ever-handy
Jubjub, and you're all set! Jubjubs aren't just a pet; they're a handyman's
dream! See how many uses for a Jubjub you can come up with on your own, its
amazing how much one little ball of fluff can do to help out!
A few more ideas:
Reason 4: They Produce Fleece!
A small petpet Babaa can only make so much fleece in a day, it's a little known
fact but the majority of Neopia's yarn is produced by, you guessed it, Jubjubs!
Imagine, every time you brush your pet you're getting fleece you could spin,
and knit up into a beautiful new sweater! Or, if you own more than one Jubjub,
you can sell their fleece to the Uni's Clothing Store's supplier and make neopoints
just for brushing your pets' hair!
Or, if you simply can't get enough of these adorable yarn-producers, get a
whole bunch and start a Jubjub farm! Fleece farming is a surprisingly overlooked
way to earn your neopoints, and the business place of choice, Meridell, is a
wonderful scenic country filled with cheerful peasants and panoramic flash animations.
Beware of floating citadels and evil Eyries, though.
Reason 5: They're Child-Friendly!
Sharp claws, horns, tails and teeth can be very dangerous to a young child,
so if you have toddlers in your neohome who might accidentally hurt themselves
on a sharp neopet, the Jubjub is the perfect safety-aware pet for you! They
have absolutely NO sharp edges or corners, just lots of fur and two big squishy
feet. Plus, they act as padding if you trip and fall on them- position a few
dozen around a baby's crib and don't worry about the child escaping and hurting
As an added bonus, Jubjubs can double as plush toys! Well, not really 'plush',
but they're soft and squishy enough to fool most children. For added realism,
glue on a small label. Watch the delight on the child's face as their favorite
plushie comes alive!
Reason 6: They're Hard to Misplace!
With no arms, it’s really hard for a Jubjub to climb anything, so if you need
to keep your Jubjub put all you need is a small wall! And although you may think
they'd be good at running with such big feet, without any legs they have to
wobble, which is pretty slow!
Being less popular than most pets, it's also easier to find a lost Jubjub,
if they get away. If you ask someone "did you see a Shoryu fly by?" they'll
probably reply, "yea, I saw two dozen in the past five minutes, which one?"
But with Jubjubs, there's a fair chance yours will have been the only one, and
they can point you in the right direction.
Reason 7: They're Just So Darn Cute!
Who needs arms and noses, anyways? Jubjubs might be a bit minimalist, but with
those huge watery eyes and happy smiles, what's not to love? Fangless, clawless,
scary wing-less and covered in fur, Jubjubs are the epitome of fluffy cuteness.
In fact, Professor Jonritch J. Jubjabith, PHD, mathematically proved the superior
cuteness of the Jubjub in year three. His book, The Mathematics of Jub, should
be hitting bookstores sometime in year 67 (unfortunately, the publishers are
Aishas, not Jubjubs.)
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Travel-friendly, immune, helpful, fleecy, child-friendly, near impossible
to loose and adorable- what's not to like? As you have been clearly shown, the
Jubjub is an amazing, multi-purpose neopet; no Neopian should be without one!
Whether you need a new mop or a new cuddly friend, the Jubjub is the perfect
companion- get yours today!
!!! WARNING !!!
The Neopian Times and the author of this article take no responsibility, expressed
or implied, for any damage to person or property caused by trying some of the
uses for Jubjubs in this article! Only VERY PATIENT Jubjubs should be used in
most of the ways described above, others will most likely react by biting and
kicking (and they can really kick!) PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Special thanks to Professor Jonritch J. Jubjabith for the information on
Jubjub cuteness, and to my mother for information of the Jubjub fleece business.