Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I'm rather fond of animals. Well, most of them. I've also met people who have unusual pets. There used to be a man walking around Big Bear with a long, yellow python draped around him. I dread to think what would have happened if the snake became angry for some reason. I've had gerbils, budgerigars, guinea pigs and a tortoise in my family. But my friend Pat has a tame cockerel - he keeps it in his office. Rufus is a splendid chap. He's also quite friendly provided you are positive and "don't let him smell your fear!" I stroke his back feathers when I see him; Pat is extremely fond of him. In fact Rufus follows him around and seems to think he's a dog.