Dani gets upset with me sometimes because I always feel like I know what she is thinking. And she constantly corrects me. (See, there I go again!)
You see, Dani is a victim of 'anthropomorphism', the definition follows:
"Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions or intentions to non-human entities. It is considered to be an innate tendency of human psychology." (Wikipedia)
A simpler explanation for it is 'humanization'.
I think all pet owners are susceptible to this and their pets have fallen prey to it. Even though it's a natural inclination, Dani tells me I take it to a whole new level.
Just look what she's had to put up with, right from when she was a tiny kitten!
"Mama startid off small (like me). At furst it wuz jus' a swettah, but da swettah had feddahs an' a bilt in neckliss. I didn't noes dis wuzn't normal -- I fawt efurrybuddy did dis."
"Mama decides I'm gonna be Scottish cuz dat runs in her fambly. She hunts arownd fur all de ackcessories dat goes togeddah -- wot a waste a' time! Besides I wuz born in Kwebec.
"Now heer Mama has reely gone beserk! Not only has she giffed me a feasant feddah hat but she added a flyin' feasant, too. An' becuz I hassa lepurred coat she put in da lepurred, I gess she jus' fru in da tigah becuz it kinda matches dat purrse itz on toppa."
Now, let me interject here. Dani always graces our Christmas cards because it's a special time of year, and even cats like to get dressed up for the occasion, and play with the ornaments and such. Nothing wrong with that, is there?