To physically survive, even non-thinking creatures must be dissatisfied part of the time.
(Compare this to humans.)
Notice the mental, run-of-the-city: while encouraging neurons to roam freely – keeps hormones local and nearby.
If only the dumb can be insulted, then only a thinker’s mind can break his heart.
Many are rats who,
if they’re called squirrels,
of life in the trees.
If you still believe that first came Xmas and then the anticipation-of-Xmas, you’re probably also saving up to buy some fancy ribbon for that day when your thin, matted tail miraculously blossoms into luxurious fur. Life says: “I can’t wait.” And man adds: “I can too.”