Good afternoon everybody. Show of hands; how many of you have pets? Probably most of you, huh? You know we have 2 dogs, but did you know we used to have 3 dogs, a snake, and a tarantula? Then, 4 dogs and a tarantula. My first pet I took care of was a black and white rabbit I named Peter (get it?).
So, with my new caregiver speaking almost no English, I still want to talk to her-like, I don’t want to sit there in silence for the two hours she’s here every night. So, I google translate conversations; I asked once, “Do you have pets?” ¿Tienes mascotas? She said, yes, she has one dog named Jack.
However, that got me thinking. “Mascota”, hey, I know that word-mascot. Then, I thought, the family dog, cat, whatever, is a loyal, friendly, loving, fuzzy representation of your family; well, they do say you and your four legged friend look similar.
Isn’t that, more or less, the definition of, say, a school or sport’s team mascot? So, your fuzzy, playful friend is the mascot of your house. How about that? Have a great day.