On this first day of this Chinese Year of the Pig, I thought you would appreciate this passage (short) re Wilbur, the pig from Charolette's Web, a book by E.B. White:
"I worry about Fern. Did you hear the way she rambled on about the animals, pretending that they talked?' (Mrs. Arable the wife of Wilbur's owner speaking about her daughter to her husband.)
''Mr Arable chuckled. '''Maybe they do talk,''' he said. "I've sometimes wondered.
'''I don't think it's normal. You know perfectly well animals don't talk.''' (Mrs. Arable replied).
'''Maybe our ears aren't as sharp as Fern's," "Mr. Avery said."
I featured this passage within an entry here on Blogger a few years ago (2016) when I explained that Cam, the Northern cardinal who used to visit my (featured in the photo directly below, where she is in my garden) always believed that it is important for everyone of us to have sharp ears and she spent time taking care of hers!
Cam included her philosophy in her volume one of her book series, Words In Our Beak.
These books make are the perfect Valentine's gift for love birds who love birds!* Btw, Cam can also be seen listening to her husband in the following pictures, which are now available (via Fine Art America AKA FAA) on greeting cards that are great to give as a valentine.
Moreover, FAA can also print them on the covers of spiral notebooks and on an array of surfaces for wall art. ALL of these items also make a great Valentine's Day gift and as of this posting, that holiday is nine days away! Info @ http://bit.ly/2Gbyrka
And with that, dear reader, let me share with you a chart the occurrences of the The Year of the Pig and wish you a happy one!
*Here's the purchase info for the book series:
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf
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Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H
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EACH OF THESE BOOKS CAN BE ORDERED FROM ANY PLACE SELLING BOOKS BY GIVING THEM THE TITLE, OR ISBN, OR MY NAME, PATRICIA YOUNGQUIST.