Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Man's Best Friend?


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

I guess I've been reading too much shifter fiction...

What if you discovered your pet was actually a man (or woman) trapped in animal form?

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  1. I knew it! My cat never behaved like a cat, he was more like a bored banker who tolerated me with my money issues.

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  2. Well, based on our last dog, then I would say that although trapped in a dog's body, he sure got treated like a man with getting to sleep on the warm bed, getting catered to with treats, going on car rides, etc. :)

    betty

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  3. If it was like the film Ladyhawke, I'd do what I could to break the curse and free her.

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  4. Oh boy...our cat Kaspar would need therapy considering what he does to his bed every night (um....it's really weird and humping it I guess is closest) and then he licks his...you get the idea.

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    1. Perhaps he's been a cat too long...

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  5. It would explain why one of my cats likes tomato juice and celery and frosting. She's a really weird cat. Frankly, she makes more sense as a person.

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    1. Your cat is half-way to enjoying a Bloody Mary! :D

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  6. We would learn more about being better human.
    Coffee is on

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  7. It sure would explain a lot if the animal acted very human-like.

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  8. First off, I'd probably offer him or her 'people food' & dispense with the Friskies. I'd also feel terribly about not being able to help them return to human form, but would hope to make the best of a bad/weird situation.

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    1. Well, if this were an actual story, that would be the next thing. (At least it is in the story I'm contemplating based on this idea.)

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  9. Ooh. This does sound intriguing. As it happens, I am rewriting a shapeshifter series of short stories. ~grin~ I'll let you know and give kudos if this ever pops up.

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    1. I think you may not be alone in this.

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  11. I'm really a bird in human form. And it's about time someone came along to rescue me. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. That's a whole different question...

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