A couple of weeks ago, we had an interesting conversation that kept coming back to animals. The entire conversation was about 2 hours, but the animal references were laced through out the conversation.
Here is how it started:
Faith: They were talking on NPR the other day about Sea Otters in South America...
Phil: It is was imported Beavers in Argentina.
Faith: Oh... well they are basically the same.
Me: (indignant as an Oregonian and OSU Alumnus) THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!!
Faith: Well they look the same.
Exhibit 1: Beavers vs. Sea Otters
The conversation moves on, until a little while later we come to this:
Faith: I have eaten squirrel before. It was disgusting. Really tough meat with a strange taste.
(a little bit of silence. Maybe 2 seconds)
Faith: Oh wait... that was rabbit.
(Phil and I start laughing)
Exhibit 2: Squirrel vs. Rabbit
Again, the conversation moves on. We somehow get on the conversation about Phil's Uncle Van, who apparently liked to build traps as a child.
Faith: Your Uncle Van used to build traps when we were kids. He used them for catching rabbits. One time, he noticed his trap was full and brought it into the house. He opened the trap but it was skunk.
Exhibit 3: Skunks vs. Rabbits
It was a funny conversation.
Love, Mrs. Janney