Thursday, 4 December 2008

The inner Leon

If you were an animal, what would you be?

But have you ever asked your animal what kind of person they’d be? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has imagined what a beloved pet would be like and look like in human form.
When I was a kid, I was scared to get undressed in front of my dog Brownie because I believed there was a little man inside her operating her like a marionette. I got over that, but still think of my pets as people…but different.
So when Leon’s human form came to me in a dream the other night, I was happy to be able to talk to him. I was happy to know his human form. But I was surprised because never would I have thought that my beautiful, tall, black cat with thick dark fur was a middle aged balding man who liked to play soccer because I imagined Leon’s human form to be more a dark-silent type. Tall, thick head of hair, nice shoulders, athletic build. Kind of like Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles. Now, you might believe that this is my subconscious telling me the obvious and preparing me to put him to sleep or you might believe that this is indeed Leon’s human form that came to me as Leon’s days come to an end. Whatever you believe about life, death and all the rest of it, I do think that Leon and I have a very special connection and no matter what form “he appeared” to me, it was a way for me to say goodbye to him.


NewWrldYankee said...

Maybe you find him more comforting that way, and easier to talk to. You don't have to look stunning 24/7 and can do what you want. Never had pets, so never thought about it.

But this totally reminded me of that scene in 101 dalmations in the park, where all the owners look like their pets!

wcs said...

Funny when you mention that you were shy about undressing in front of Leon. I feel funny about sex while the dog is watching. Still not over that one.

We're sending good thoughts your way and hope that when the time finally comes for Leon to go, that it's peaceful for you both.

Reb said...

NWY, I agree. That is a great scene from 101 Dalmatians and is very true

WCS, LOL. Let's just say that Leon is very possessive of his mistress.

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