CNN just published the witty observations of our beloved Rita Mae Brown, in an article aptly entitled “Animals make the Perfect Human.” Here are a few tidbits from her list of reasons animals are generally smarter, better and kinder than humans. I’m forced to agree:
No cat snores as loudly as a human.
A dog may steal from you but will never lie to you.
Your dog is a great food tester. If she won’t eat it, you’d better not either.
No animal will ever speak those dreadful words, “We have to talk.”
Your cat, dog, horse or bird doesn’t care if you’re young or old, rich or poor, fat or thin. She loves you just as you are.
No animal is ever a hypocrite.
Animals remember. They have some concept of the simple past, but they live triumphantly in the present. Few of us do
A pretty good argument if you ask me. The full list (a must read) can be found here.
Meet Rita Mae Brown in person!
What: A presentation, book signing, and Q & A.
When: Saturday November 7th at 4PM
Where: The Painted Bride.
Why: She’s brilliant.