Friday, April 13, 2012

15 of 30: What Animal?

If you haven't been following along from the beginning, start here


15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?


I really, really wanted to say a cat. I love cats. They are graceful, mysterious, playful, beautiful creatures with a teasing aloofness and lightning fast reflexes. They can be dangerous when cornered, leaving deep lacerations in an enemy.


Alas, those descriptions to not match me at all.


Given some more thought, I am sure I would be a horse. Horses work hard and play hard. They are independent, strong, inquisitive, intelligent and spirited. Some horses are wild and excitable. I don't think I am that type. I think of myself as a calm, easy-going type. I joke sometimes that if I were a horse, I'd be the horse you see pulling a wagon or plow on a farm.


Horses, while patient, gentle and long-suffering, can be dangerous when abused. While they don't leave deep wounds from claws, talons or fangs, they have strong legs and heavy hooves. Can you say "blunt force trauma"?


Horses are not aloof. They are affectionate creatures that desire companionship. Their behavior is often determined by how they have been trained up or by the treatment they receive. A horse that is trained and treated well will be a hard-working and willing companion. One that has been poorly trained or abused will often be wild, aggressive or, sadly, broken.


So, there you have it. Neigh!


Next Time: What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

1 comment:

Shydandelion said...

"Do you think of me as a one-legged puppy?"

"No, I think of you as a two-legged elephant named 'tenderfoot.' 'I can power an entire city with my whining!'"

"I probably could..."

Sorry, that what I thought of when I saw this post! Ha ha ha!

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