As long as I'm here, let's talk animules. Hooray! I'm friends with just about every animal that goes through my yard. (Okay, some of the birds aren't close friends yet, but they will be.) Of course, this happens because I feed anything that walks or flies by.
The animal pictured above, looking in through my glass door, is now a friend. I still don't know what he is, but he lets me come over to him and feed him now. This is huge progress. He was very cagey for a long time.
But the biggie, the step up to a new level, is that the chipmunks aren't afraid of me any more! That's incredible. I thought they'd never get friendly. But lo and behold, they will now stay where they are if I encounter them on a walk. They just look up at me; it's not like we fondle each other. But they don't run. That's so cool.
I want to be friends with every animal on Earth. And I want my fingers to stop shaking.