I used to be Super Woman. I have written about it several times, in a variety of ways. Here is a link — BYE, BYE SUPERWOMAN — in case you are interested. It’s one of my better small pieces about life, and barking ones shins while attempting to leap tall buildings at a single bound.
For this challenge, I’d like to talk about Gibbs, the Scottish Terrier. He joined our family last March. He had never had a real home before in his life, but once he worked out the biscuit and petting connection, he took to family life with a vengeance. He took to the sofa with love, passion, and a quiet determination to never again be without a soft place to sleep.
Which is when we realized that Gibbs has a superpower. A real one. No kidding.
Gibbs can alter his specific gravity. Under non-super conditions, Gibbs weighs about 27 pounds. A normal, big boy Scottie. But if Gibbs has found his “spot” and has decided he is in need of A Long Rest, he can increase his weight and became an immovable object. Garry and I together can barely move him, much less lift him. It is as if he has a powerful magnetism that ties him firmly to the earth’s core — the sofa being only the intervening platform.
It’s pretty funny watching two grown adult humans struggling to rearrange or relocate one relatively small Scottish Terrier. I have no idea how he does it, but it’s definitely a superpower and a pretty impressive one at that.
What’s different and special about Batgirl and Supergirl and Wonder Woman is that they do all of this through female bodies. They demonstrate that heroism and intelligence and strength and leadership are not male traits. Rather, they are human traits that can be performed by anyone. — Carolyn Cocca
I’m here to tell you this is not only not necessarily a male human trait, or a female human trait. It is a basic animal trait. They shall not be moved!
We have a dog. He has The Superpower. Drop by sometime. We will demonstrate!