Last week, while preparing for big meetings and for my mom's visit, it was extremely hectic. I caught myself coming and going. Co-workers laughed at me when they heard about all of my errands. At least three said I was "busy as a bee."
"Busy As A Bee?"
'Just how busy is a bee? Pretty busy, I guess. That honey makin' and all. Yep. Pretty busy.'
But, how about "Sly As A Fox?"
'Are fox sly? Did I say that correctly? Are foxes sly? No, I think it's definitely fox for plural. It would be pretty humorous if foxen was the plural. OK, back to the question. Are fox sly? Well, they are awful sneaky while trying to break open those hen houses. So, I guess so.'
But, "Happy As A Clam?"
'Are clams really happy? How could one tell? Is it all about the shell looking like a smile? Then, are clams really happier than, say, oysters? Why couldn't the saying be "happy as an oyster" then? Maybe we should spread the word on this new one.'
I'm amused by these animal similes. Tons to choose from. Have any favorites? Please weigh in with your thoughts on their accuracy. Better yet, if there is no popular simile for your animal of choice, please feel free to submit your ideas for a new one.
Maybe the Green families would have something particularly insightful to post about skunks or squirrels. Maybe the Brown family and ShowJumper could comment on horses and mules.