By Patty Wilber
Back to teaching biology this week at CNM, so I really don’t have a non-bio topic leaping off my fingertips onto paper. But it is Wednesday night and I will be conveying microscopically relevant info to some students tomorrow night so I am hoping to come up with something quick…
Here it is!
We got a new cat. Her name is…wait for it…
My daughter said, “That’s kind of obvious, Mom!”
But there’s a twist!
I didn’t name her!
My friend (who rescued “Rena first and kept her until she had her kittens and they were weaned) did.
Then she talked me into taking her… And yes this friend does have equines. She even found our subject at the Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena. Get it? Arena?
But I suspect she might be a cat person first.
So, that got me thinking…
Are horse people dog people or cat people?
Are cat people dog people or horse people?
I am a horse person (What? Really? No! ) but my second choice is cat person.
No barn cats here. Ours live in the house and do not go out due to the danger of Coyote and Owl-led cat-napping. And those guys don’t send ransom notes. They eat their marks.
That man I am married to is a converted cat person. He used to be a Capital “D” Dog Person (=anti-cat). Cats could be squished under doors without anyone batting an eye.
I will not describe the conversion process. It may be too graphic for this blog.
Currently we have two cats and no dogs (and a horse or two…or five … that we own plus three that just live here for training.)
Which brings me back to my original topic: What kind of animal person(s) are you and what’s your secondary or are they all tied?
Maybe we should delve into breeds.
Are Quarter Horse people terrier folks? Or maybe Mastiff owners prefer Arabian horses?!
Are small cuddly dog people really cat people in disguise?
Or maybe there is no pattern at all.
But I am definitely horse first and cat second.
I was almost forced to write CAT (bold and capitals) first and horse second, by my assistants, but I fooled them by bringing up a syllabus for school and they lost interest!
What are you?