I once took a cat into the vet. It was my first time there so I had to fill out a form. One of the things they wanted to know was the pet’s species.
Crap. I dug deep into the part of my brain that was supposed to be holding on to my high school Latin, but I just couldn’t quite get it. I made a stab – felis domesticatus – no, can’t be right.
I walked up to the lady at the desk.
“Do people really know this?”
“The species of their pet.”
I pointed at my cat. “What’s this?”
She blinked, then answered, “It’s a cat.”