Joel, 5, asks me on our way to Meijer. "Equine" I respond. Joel shouts, "Equines of the world, Unite!"
Now, it's not purely original. I have been known to shout to cows as we pass them by, "Bovines of the World, Unite." I've done it mostly for effect. I actually don't want them to unite - it would make hamburgers more scarce and I don't think their union would be effective anyway. But I've said it with my boys with me, or my wife, or really anybody who I think needs to be reminded I am wierd. Can't have them forgetting that.
So, now whenver we pass cows (usually Sundays, on the way to worship), my boys give a shout out to local fraternal order of the Bovine, suggesting they vote yea with Norma Rae. Today, Joel decided to improvise - with a little help from me - and suggested a similar solution to our equine friends.
I am waiting until the boys are a little older and then I'll introduce them to the Meatrix. Perhaps there is something to this animal union thing after all.