My cat Lacy said she likes Ann Romney’s fish shirt. I asked why.
“It reminds me of dinner,” she answered.
“Well it reminds me of the sign Pisces,” I responded.
Lacy and I stared at each other in joint realization.
“Pisces is the fish,” Lacy began.
“And Mitt Romney is a Pisces,” I added.
“And the mouth opened toward Romney,” Lacy finished.
Lacy twisted her whiskers in thought. “I bet she could have bought a fish shirt for way less than $900.”
“I’m sure she could have,” I told my practical cat. “But she is wealthy so why bother searching for a cheap shirt with a big yellow fish across the breasts when you have found one you like.”
Lacy then asked if I thought Michelle Obama would do the same for her husband.
“Well, Barack Obama is a Leo (the lion) and animal prints are rather common.”
“Does Michelle Obama wear animal prints?”
I told Lacy that my Internet search yielded a few photos of Michelle Obama in animal prints.
“Do you think Ann Romney and Michelle Obama are sending us subliminal messages?”
“You never know, Lacy,” I told her. “There are many astrologers who claim they are hired by politicians. I don’t think Ronald Reagan was alone in his use of astrology. If we find Ann Romney’s shirt actually cost $999, then we’ll know for sure that she’s pitching for her husband and Herman Cain’s tax plan.”
“Which do you like better, fish shirts or animal prints?” Lacy asked me.
“I’m an animal print girl all the way,” I told her. “You should know that, being my cat.”
“Which do you like better Lacy?”
“I want to swallow the fish whole,” she said. “Animal prints evoke courage and daring. I’ll have to go with animal prints.”