Be it human or animal, touch is a life-giving thing. Has anyone ever had a stroke
or a heart attack while cozied up with a pet? I doubt it.
Why fly? Simple. I'm not happy unless there's some
room between me and the ground.
I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and
contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.
MARK TWAIN, Letters from the Earth