The trouble is, most humans don’t know how to play. Why is it considered ‘normal’ for children to play noisy, chaotic games, but if adult humans start leaping about and yelling they’re called crazy? I think it’s sad. Once humans are past a certain age they’re expected to walk along sedately with a poker face and keep their voices down. No wonder they end up stiff and miserable with all sorts of aches and pains. It must be a tremendous strain stifling their instincts for fun and play, only breaking out under the influence of strange-smelling drinks that make them feel sick the next day.
Humans have their sports, of course, but there are rules attached to those. Maybe if it was ‘normal’ for them to play freely, they wouldn’t feel the need to drown their poor bored brains in smelly drinks. A good start would be play parks for adult humans with bouncy castles and ball pools – a place where they could be as silly and noisy as they liked.
Pearl thinks this is a terrible idea – she says it’s bad enough having to listen to kid noise without the grownups joining in. But we’ve already established that Pearl has issues with noise. As for humans, they’d have far fewer issues if they weren’t laced up so tight. I’m 12 – that’s 84 in dog years – but I still run and play like a puppy, and I’m all the better for it.
Don’t you agree?