Sociable is not a word I would use to describe myself. It is a word I regard with distaste but I have a change of mind recently, after a visit to the Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket last month. When we arrived at the shelter, there was 45 minutes till their next scheduled guided tour. While enquiring what we could do at the meantime, the staff at the shelter asked,
“Are you up for socialising with the cats?”
Upon hearing this, I had a wide grin on my face and replied, “Of course, this is the reason I’m here.” For once, the word socialising sounds like music to my ears. The guy at the shelter has given me a new perspective. I’ve always thought of myself as asocial, if not anti-social, but whoever said you must only socialise with your own kind? I love socialising, I’m just particularly selective about whom I socialise with. I’m not anti-social, I’m selectively social. 🙂 😺
I’m a party animal!
Excuse me, you’re standing too close!
Come join the party!