The Boy once asked me, "Which high school cliche do you think Birch would be if he were a person?"
I said I thought he'd be a football player - not the best player on the team, but decent - and be average-smart, but really nice and likeable and therefore popular*. If I made a coming-of-age movie about human-Birch, I'd get a young Brendan Fraser to play him.
Someone once told my mom that that our family dog - a sheepdog cross named Fizzie - was a canine Marilyn Monroe. I can totally see it: Fizzie was a big-boned dog who swung her hips back and forth when she walked and was, well, really pretty dumb (which is not to say that Marilyn Monroe was dumb, but her public persona was certainly designed to look that way).
I've compared my friend Tommy's cat Lala to Marilyn Monroe, too, because Lala is charmingly ditzy - but Lala is also a teeny little waif with huge eyes, so appearance-wise the Marilyn thing doesn't quite work. More like Twiggy on really strong hallucinogens or a young Mia Farrow after a minor head injury.
|Lala, shooting rays of adorable out of her gigantic eyes.|
My friend Cindy and I have decided that her cat, Penelopy, has a Jennifer Lopez thing going on ("Jennifur Lopurrs"!!!) because Penelopy is tiny but has an enormous butt. Seriously, kitty got back. She's the first cat I've ever thought of as "voluptuous". Come to think of it, she's also a bit of a diva, so the Jennifer Lopez thing works on more than one level.
|Penelopy a few years ago. She's probably gained four pounds since then...all in her ass. It is seriously glorious.|
Does your cat or dog have a human look-a-like? Who is it and why?
*Which is entirely too three-dimensional to be a high-school trope, but it's my answer and I stick by it.