|My Extremely Handsome Son George is still working on his dew pond project.|
Sixty seven and I know nothing at all. I was having a debate with my extremely handsome son George yesterday as we watched a wasp drink from the side of his dew pond. I told him that insects were not animals, "insects ain't animals," I said to him."insects is insects."
EHS George was astonished. "Of course insects are animals," he said laughing, "you are joking Dad, aren't you?"
"No George," I says, "insects are not animals. Insects are insects."
"You're not serious Dad?"
"Yes I am son. Insects are insects, birds are birds, fish are fish. They are not animals. Only animals are animals."
"Unbelievable!" By now EHS George was looking at me a bit funny, so I left the conversation there and went and had a look on Google.
Can somebody please explain to me how I have reached the age of sixty seven without knowing that insects, birds, and fish are animals? Seriously, I didn't know that! How has this happened? I have had a lifelong interest in wild life and I didn't know! I must be as thick as two short planks? I didn't know that insects, birds, and fish are animals!
Did you know? Of course you did. You're not stupid like me.
I told EHS George. I said to him, "Insects are animals son. You are right."
"Yes," he said, "I know I am."