There is an animal in all of us
I was discussing Miss 5 with Kat sometime back and I explained how she was progressing (albeit slowly) with her skipping prowess, I somewhat jokingly said;
“She’s a lot like a baby Giraffe, she seems to have trouble controlling her long limbs”
Kat shook her head knowingly and said “Yes! She is very much a baby Giraffe”
Although to be fair, neither one of her parents excels in skipping, so maybe it’s just the luck of her genetic draw. 😉
Since then whenever I’ve referred to Miss 5’s resemblance to a baby Giraffe, each and every person has nodded in agreement completely understanding the reference.
For those of you who don’t know Miss 5 in real life and have only seen photos of her from my blog posts, here is a clip of her at CrossfitHPU so you can see her in action.
I then wondered what the rest of my family (including myself) would be ..
Master 4 wasn’t as easy to define, at least not aesthetically. But after watching him interacting with others it became obvious to me that Master 4 would be a dog, more specifically a puppy that isn’t quite fully trained.
He’s eager and has an abundance of energy and he even constantly jumps up and down while pawing at your legs for attention like a puppy would. But he also possesses the best trait a dog has; Master 4 is sensitive to the needs of others and extremely affectionate.
Master 4 being a puppy would make sense because in the animal kingdom I’d be an adult dog, in fact I’d be a bulldog.
For I am short, stocky, somewhat muscular and resolute.
That just left J ..
He was much harder which is why although I had the idea for this blog post weeks ago, I’m only just getting to the actual blogging part.
Then yesterday I did a draft post and it contained the following paragraph;
J is tall with an athletic build coupled with a speedy metabolism that keeps him leaner than the less than stellar diet he consumes should afford him. And how can I say this in the nicest possible way? …
Well – he can be a tad lazy, he doesn’t had that “inner drive” (that’s become my job, although if you ask him, he would probably refer to my “motivation” as nagging).
That’s when I came to the realization;
James is a horse!
Beautiful to look at with an athleticism that although is a genetic gift requires a jockey to harness it to allow it to race to it’s full potential.
I also did some research into animal personality traits and nodded in agreement until I got to this part;
No one should say anything behind the horse’s back, for its sense of hearing is fiercely acute.
I guess J is one of the few horses of the world that has inherited selective hearing. 😉
So what animal would you be?
If you want to do a quick test on animal personalities you can go here of the animals available I turned out to be a warthog – charming huh!
Till next time