Today was an "animal day" for me -- just seeing unexpected customers in my suburban setting:
There were four or five deer browsing on a field usually populated by voke-school cattle.
There was a ground hog crossing the street where I live.
And there was an uppity rabbit that seems to become less and less shy as time passes: S/he ducked under a bush as I entered the house and didn't budge as I passed.
I keep daydreaming that an anteater or water buffalo or even an alligator will show up, but that's pushing the fairy tale, I imagine. The critters I did see managed -- by what magic I'm not sure -- to lighten my load somehow.
Perhaps it was they who inspired me to suggest to the doctor with whom I had an appointment this morning that he get a couple of dogs or cats the roam the waiting area. Doctor offices are notoriously adult and drear. A little tail-wagging wouldn't hurt.