Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 21:26:54 +0200
- Thoughts Chase Thoughts
Pets and other animals including humans
Today, at age 57, I talk to animals that I see in the wild or pass on the street – usually saying something like this: “How ya doing, Mr. Dog?” “What’s wrong? What are you screeching about, Scrubby?”* “Nice collar, Mr. Cat.”
My evil sister [who, like Mephistopheles, has some good points] named her first pet, a parakeet, Happy. Not a human name, but a wonderful name. She had other non-people-named pets – Pucky, a dog, was one – but began to use human names when she was older. She was very good to her pets, in contrast to her treatment of humans.
* Said to my favorite bird -- or, at least, a species I know well -- California's scrub jay.