“Babar, you finally got vaccinated? Good for you!”
“Arrrrr. I may be stubborn, but I’m not stupid. Besides, I have this tooth that’s been bothering me and the dentist insisted.”
“I may be out on a limb here, but word in the forest is that you huu-manns could get this mess under control if you all listened to the science and worked together. This affects all of us., you know. Weasels, snow leopards, binturongs, otters, camels…not to mention your cats and dogs. And on a personal note, I’d really like to come down from here sooner rather than later.”
“You see those two-legs over there, dear?”
“The grumpy ones? Yes, mummy.”
“Watch them carefully. From a distance. And always remember: Impatience is not safety. Social group-think is not expertise. Follow quiet science, not loud idiocy. And when it’s time to get your shots, no complaints, just take it like the wise Lynx I raised you to be.”
“I know these are holidays for many of you and that you’re right fed up with Virus-this and Virus-that. And who can blame you? So I won’t bring that up. Not now. I’ll just wish you all well.
Set grumps and pouts aside. Be safe and kind and love each other.”