Today I woke up tired and grumpy. I grumbled and growled and stomped all over the house for a little while. Finally I managed to find my way to the computer to check email and brightened up considerable. I went from a big grumpy bear to a cheerful social butterfly.
I suddenly was a social whirl online and it was as if the whole nasty morning had never occurred. I started to laugh at myself. What is the deal with my inner animal? It is normal to flip from a inner beast to an inner butterfly over a few emails a chat window?
My Inner Beast
If I had to pick a single animal to be, I'd have a very hard time. Mornings are definitely not my best time of the day, so I'm definitely more of a bear. If my hair won't cooperate, my claws come out and my inner tiger takes over. If you mess with my friends at school, mama lion just might rip your head off. And when the day is done and I'm bumming on the couch, I very closely resemble a sloth – and I move about that fast.
Some days the world just isn't ready for my moods, so I just hibernate. Other days, of course, I just pretend to be in a very bad mood so that I can hibernate to avoid having to do something I really don't want to do. So it's not very mature and noble of me, but we've all done it at least once, right?
My Cute and Cuddly Side
Lest you think I'm the most intensely moody person out there, I'll let you in on a secret – I'm like a lobster - tough on the outside and gooey on the inside.
If you can make me crack, you'll see my cute and cuddly side – not that lobsters rank very high on the cute and cuddly scale. I love to hang all over my friends and we've been kicked out of a movie for being too silly and laughing too much. (Embarrassing, but funny story for another time.)
Sometimes I just like to snuggle up with someone special or if nobody decent is in the picture at the moment, I'll snuggle up with my dogs.They always appreciate me and tolerate my hugs.
If I'm feeling lazy, I might stretch out in the sun like a cat and soak up some rays (although we must all wear sunscreen!)
My Inner Pet Shop
So I don't really have an inner animal, I guess. I'm not the kind of person only one species can describe. My life and personality are much too complicated for that. I seem to have more of an inner pet shop
. While it may sound uncomfortable, it's really not. In fact, I highly recommend everyone invest in their own inner pet shop
as soon as possible – it's a nice way to let your real feelings show.