Wolverine: (n.) A wolf who drank too much pool water.
Bear: (n.) An animal who can carry or withstand a burden.
Polar Bear: (n.) An animal who can carry or withstand a burden using poles.
Tortoise: (n.) A fancy name for land turtles.
Jack Rabbit: (n.) Current President of the United Coveys of Rabbitdom (according to Dad).
Tom Cat: (n.) Vice President of the Urban Feline League (according to Dad he lost the election to Ali Cat by just nine votes, leading Dad to suspect fowl play.)
Fowl Play: (n.) Dad says it’s the pigeons’ weekly high-stakes poker game, where anything could hang in the balance (including Presidency of the Urban Feline League).
Warthog: (n.) A pig who touched a toad.
John Doe: (n.) A male deer without antlers.
Cheetah: (n.) What the pigeon’s named the cat who played the fifth ace (possibly related to the Urban Feline League election and the fall of Tom Cat).
Feeling Sheepish: (phr.) My Dad says it’s when you have a sudden overwhelming desire to eat grass and follow a guy with a wooden hook.
Crazy like a Fox: (phr.) A weird thing Dad says about himself after he pulls a “trick” on us. By “trick” I mean some lame joke that no one understands.
Quick as a Bunny: (phr.) How fast Mom asks us to go.
Slow as a Sloth: (phr.) How fast Mom says we actually go.
“It’s the eye of the tiger”: (phr.) Something dad mumbles to himself while humming and punching the air and sometimes says to us when he feels we need to be motivated about something. I have no idea what it means.
Elephant Memory: (n.) What Dad says Mom has about birthdays, special events and anniversaries.
Goldfish Memory: (n.) What Mom says Dad has about birthdays, special events and anniversaries.
Love Birds: (n.) What Mom says her and Dad still are (even if he forgets birthdays, special events and anniversaries sometimes).
Monogamous Voles: (n.) What Dad calls himself and Mom (Mom prefers “Love Birds”)
One peer review of “The Dictionary of Gerald Grey: Zoological Edition”
I actually really liked this. The view of life from a pleasantly young, ignorant mind.