Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More on squirrels

As there appears to be a fair amount of interest on the topic (at least by the standards of my blog -- comment more, people!), I'll discuss B's Squirrel Aversion in a little more depth. The aversion is, I believe, to rodents of all sorts, especially wet and bedraggled ones. So yes, the capybara is abhorred by B because of its unusual size (stay out of the fire swamp!) and also because it's semi-aquatic. Remember, wet rodents are icky rodents.

Interestingly enough, I learned last night that it is indeed the squirrel's cute, bushy tail that really sets B off. "What?!" I said, "Their tails? But they're so cute and poofy! And they twitch!" As a shudder ran through her body and she gagged slightly, she replied "yes, that's the problem." Sadly for her, this has only made her aversion that much more amusing to me.

I believe B also holds a special place in hell for flying squirrels, but she should really be commenting on these things herself. Perhaps, if there is interest, I can bring her in as a guest blogger to go into her sciuridaphobia in greater detail. I believe you will all find yourselves as amused as I have grown to be.


Anonymous said...

But cats have bushy tails that flick to and fro... does she hate cats as well?

Mr. Book

By the way... I'm noticing that I have to type in more and more characters for word verification each time I post. Is this some sort of a test to see how long it would take a mindless chimp to type a work of Shakespeare?

Anonymous said...

Hee hee. Mr. Book is a mindless chimp. Hee hee.

Anonymous said...

Oohhh Ooohh ... ahhh ahhh ahhh

(Mr. Book typing)....


Mr. Book