Phil's Rambling Rants
Super powers (part 2)|
Given your avatar/self-portrait thingie and username, I already had "If I could Talk to the Animals" from Dr. Dolittle stuck in my head by the time I reached the cut tag. I thought I'd blown my guess when I saw "telepathy."
So did you read or see Dr. Dolittle at an impressionable young age? After all, he was a fictional character with your super powers, if not expressed in those terms.
I read the books, or as many of them as the Urbana library had, probably somewhere around the 4th-6th grade. They were fun to read, but I don't recall them making a really strong impression.
My family always had cats, and a fair number of other critters passed through from time to time, but I didn't start to realize how important animals were to me until I was in college, and I got over my fear and learned to love dogs.